The goal of special education programs is to make learning easier through individualized and differentiated instruction. Special education in driver education is possible too, by incorporating differentiated instruction to make learning to drive easier. With proper supports, rookie drivers can have the opportunity to access the state driver education curriculum regardless of placement on the learning development spectrum.
Montgomery College offers a 36-hour driver education course, SFT043, which is approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and consists of the required 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind the wheel. The classroom includes learner-centered instruction, inclusive to accommodate students with mild learning disabilities, and is limited to 18 students per course. Behind the wheel is one-on-one instruction with a certified driving instructor. Successful completion of this driver education course is one of the requirements for obtaining a Maryland driver’s license.