Emergency Medical Services – EMS Instructor
To be a teacher, in any form, is a calling. And for skilled, compassionate individuals who want to use their knowledge in emergency medical services to equip others to provide essential, effective medical care, few callings are higher. Those are the types of individuals for whom Superior’s Emergency Medical Services Instructor Program is designed to reach. Through this program, you’ll gain the perspective, skills, and certification to become an EMS instructor and guide others who are looking to gain entry into the field as emergency medical technicians.
The EMS Instructor Program is an intensive, 170-hour program that delivers the necessary skills for experienced EMS professionals to teach others who want to begin careers in the field. This includes 140 classroom hours, and 30 hours of student teaching, typically one weekend of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each month. You’ll cover various teaching techniques, how to prepare your curriculum, how to use different teaching and learning media, and methods of evaluation. And Superior will provide full assistance in arranging your student teaching “clinical” experience. In order to be accepted into the program, you must have Michigan licensure at the MFR, EMT, EMT-Specialist, or Paramedic level, as well as a minimum of three years of field experience in the particular discipline for which you’re applying.
As a graduate of this program, you’ll be prepared to begin as an EMS instructor under the direct supervision of a current EMS instructor, and ultimately apply for certification and apply for instructor positions. The EMS field is growing rapidly and in need of talented instructors. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that the need for EMTs will grow 33% through the year 2020, with the addition of 75,400 EMT/paramedic positions nationwide.