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EMS Instructor Methodology

EMS Instructor Methodology

The purpose of this course is to provide students who are clinically competent in a specific EMS content area with the instructional knowledge, resources, and skills to effectively deliver quality EMS education. The course presents educational concepts, practices, and resources across a wide range of educational topics, from the basic psychology of learning, to classroom management, to ethical issues in education, to student and course evaluation. The course focuses on instructional preparation, presentation and evaluation, and represents consensus among professional EMS educators as to essential knowledge, skills, and practices required to provide quality EMS educational programs.

At the conclusion of the course, students will, at minimum, be able to:

  • Organize and prepare materials for presentation;
  • Prepare instructional aids;
  • Determine the equipment and materials needed to teach specific curriculum courses;
  • Evaluate student performance and provide corrective feedback to improve subsequent student performance;
  • Develop a mechanism for evaluating the effectiveness of an EMS educational program;
  • Select curriculum materials appropriate to the level of course being taught, and effectively deliver each lesson contained in an EMS curriculum, as measured by overall student performance on course objectives.
  • Prepare course outlines, lesson plans, course schedule and instructor schedules

On-campus dates/times: 6/19 from 9-5 AND 7/10 from 9-5, both are required to complete the program.

This class will be conducted by 911 eLearning Solutions. Students will receive an email from 911 eLearning on the first day of class with directions for logging into the online classroom. Any students registering after the start date should expect to receive the instruction email within 2 business days.

Student/Course Prerequisites:

  1. Be currently credentialed as an EMT, AEMT, Paramedic.
  2. Possess a High School Diploma, or High School Equivalency certificate, and verify or demonstrate their ability to read and write at 11th-grade proficiency.

To start the registration process, fill out the Program Interest Form below:

Program Interest Form

Attention Public Safety Personnel: For students registering for the first time in a DDCC class that may be eligible for a fee waiver contact our registration office directly at (336) 224-4545 and provide name, address, etc., class information and the public safety agency you are affiliated with.

Required Materials:

Foundations of Education: An EMS Approach
Third Edition
National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)



Contact Info: Diane Hedgecock at diane_hedgecock@davidsondavie.edu or Diane 336-224-4791

Course Offerings:

Hours: 65
Location: Davidson Campus & Online
Start Date: May 17, 2021
End Date: July 10, 2021
Notes: On campus dates/times: 6/19 from 9-5, 7/10 from 9-5, both are required to complete the program.