An EMS Instructor/Coordinator is responsible for EMS program development, evaluation and coordination of didactic and clinical experience curricular elements, and assisting in the selection and evaluation of instructors.

EMS Instructor Courses in Michigan:

Interested in training to become an EMS Instructor-Coordinator? Our Instructor-Coordinator program is offered at the following locations:
Dorsey College - Woodhaven, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Grand Rapids
Dorsey College - Grand Rapids, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

Instructor-Coordinator program

The Instructor-Coordinator program at Dorsey College in Michigan is designed to prepare EMS Providers to become EMS Instructors. In addition to the teaching component of the Instructor-Coordinator program, students are also prepared on the proper documentation and management of an EMS education program.

The entry-level EMS educator engages in learner-centered, outcome-based practices articulated by the curriculum. Successful completion of the Instructor-Coordinator program at Dorsey College provides the opportunity for building and developing teaching skills on a solid foundation that can lead to higher levels of instructional and administrative expertise.

Successful completion of the Instructor-Coordinator program is designed to prepare participants to practice responsibly as an entry-level EMS instructor, once licensed.


EMS Instructor-Coordinator Training

The goal of the Instructor-Coordinator training offered at Dorsey College in Michigan is to prepare competent students to instruct and evaluate EMS providers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

This program fulfills the initial training for the EMS Instructor-Coordinator, adhering to the MDHHS Instructor-Coordinator guidelines, and NHTSA National Education Standards.

Topics covered in the Instructor-Coordinator training program include:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Administrative Issues
  • Legal Issues in EMS Education
  • The Learning Environment
  • Learning Styles
  • Lesson Plans
  • Presentation Skills
  • Evaluation Techniques
  • Facilitation Techniques
  • Communication and Feedback
  • Teaching Thinking Skills
  • Teaching Psychomotor Skills
  • Remediation
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Teaching Resources
  • Research
  • Course Coordination in Michigan
  • Supervised Student Teaching
  • …and more!


NREMT and Licensure

EMS instructor-coordinators are required to obtain a license to work in the State of Michigan. This program exceeds the US DOT’s EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum and is approved by the MDHHS.

This program fulfills the initial training for the instructor-coordinator following the NHTSA National Education Standards and instructor guidelines, consistent with employer expectations for the entry-level EMS provider. Dorsey College has determined that its instructor-coordinator program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regard to licensure requirements.

After graduation and upon receipt of their program Certificate of Completion, the student will file an application to the NREMT for permission to challenge the National Certification examination.  Successful program completion qualifies graduates to apply for State of Michigan instructor-coordinator licensure. In order to apply for state of Michigan Licensure students must visit MDHHS eLicensing portal at  Students are required to upload their Certificate of Completion to MDHHS eLicensing website in order to complete application.

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