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List of Courses

Cultural Diversity for Fire and Emergency Services Instructors

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

Fire Service Instructor I

Min/Max:

15/40

CEU:

DFS 4-Instructor

Description:

This workshop will focus on the challenges facing fire and EMS instructors in regard to cultural diversity. A variety of topics will be covered in this fast-paced workshop, including recognizing cultural diversity; defining cultural diversity; understanding the legal basis of diversity; describing background, perceptions, and biases; building interpersonal skills; creating a supportive training environment; and managing cultural diversity in the classroom. Case studies will be used to give participants opportunities to practice responding to confrontational situations in a culturally appropriate manner.

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Fire Service Instructor I

Hours:

40

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/20

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire service, fire administration, emergency management, emergency services management, or criminal justice (7/14).

POST:

5 hrs Legal, 6 hrs Technical, 17 hrs Interpersonal, 12 hrs Skill

Host Requirements:

  • 2 break out rooms
  • 2 video cameras
  • projector with computer
  • 2 overhead projectors
  • 2 slide projectors
  • 1 monitor

Description:

This course addresses NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4, 2012 edition competencies at the fire service instructor I level. This course focuses on the presentation skills needed by new instructors delivering prepared lesson plans. Students will cover lesson plan preparation, presentation skills, using audiovisual equipment, identifying lesson objectives, questions, tests, and evaluation instruments.

This course is approved by the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Fire Service Instructor II

Hours:

40

Prerequisites:

Fire Service Instructor I

Min/Max:

15/20

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire service, fire administration, emergency management, emergency services management, or criminal justice (7/14).

POST:

16-Technical, 4-Interpersonal,
12-Skill

Description:

This course addresses NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4, 2012 edition competencies at the fire service instructor II level. At the conclusion of this class students should be able to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids and evaluation instruments, ability to schedule training sessions based on the overall training plan of their organization and how to supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors. Students will be required to complete a class project due within 3 months after the conclusion of the course.

This course is approved by the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

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The Instructor and Lesson Plan Preparation

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/20

CEUs:

DFS 4-Instructor

Description:

By utilizing lesson plans previously used by the participants, this workshop provides new as well as seasoned instructors with the knowledge of how lesson plans are formed, what the role lesson plans play in the instructional process and where they should fit in to other lessons that are developed. The workshop also discusses, at some length, the critical role Learning Objectives play in the development of lesson plans, and the learning process of the students.

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The Instructor and Lesson Plan Presentation

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/20

CEUs:

DFS 4-Instructor

Description:

This workshop will begin with a study of Introductions to lessons that provide a stepping stone for the student and instructor as to lesson content and motivation. The workshop will then have a brief review of the body of a lesson plan as to shape, style and audience. The workshop will end with a study of what Activities bring to lesson plans, and, more importantly, how they shape the learning process. The students, having brought lesson plans for use in this workshop, will review their lessons in light of the learning taking place.

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The Instructor and Student Evaluation

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/20

CEUs:

DFS 4-Instructor

Description:

This workshop concentrates on the Evaluation of student learning. By utilizing lesson plans brought by the participants, this workshop will provide a basis for decisions made by the instructor as to how to properly evaluate the learning process that should have taken place. The workshop ties objectives and evaluation tools together to ensure a valid and reliable evaluative process for the instructor and learner.

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