Driver Education

Driver Education at Wagner College

driver education

Learning to drive is an overwhelming experience for teens and their parents; choosing your driving school shouldn’t be. The Driver Education Program at Wagner College is NYS Department of Education approved and meets the required 24 hour in-class and in-car instruction. Our Summer Driver Education Program prepares students with the skills they need for a lifetime of safe driving. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive MV-285 certificate, valid for two years. This certificate is required for students 17 years of age to schedule road test and receive license to drive through the NYS Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).


Tuesdays, February 6 – June 5

4:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


Saturdays, February 10 – June 16

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Course Tuition: $475


Recommended Textbook

Responsible Driving, Student Edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN# 978-0078678141 Textbook can be purchased at the Wagner College Book Store.

NYS Learner’s Permit

Students must have their NYS Learner’s Permit by the third week of class. Visit DMV’s website for directions and fee information.

In-Class Attendance and Grading

Students must attend 24 hours of in-class lecture. Students will take a midterm and a final during the class session. A minimum final grade of 65 and regular attendance is required to successfully pass the in-class portion.

In-Car Attendance and Grading

Students must complete a total of 24 hours of in-car instruction. This 24 hours is comprised of a required 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training and 18 hours of observation. Total hours driven and observed each lesson will be documented and a final grade will be determined based on the driving instructor’s assessment of the student’s ability. A minimum final grade of 65 and regular attendance is required to successfully pass the in-car portion. Make-ups: Absences are not encouraged. If a student misses class he/she must speak to the driving instructor to coordinate make-up procedure.

MV-285 Certificate


  • Passing grade of 65 or better for both in-class and in-car instruction.
  • Required attendance hours fulfilled.
  • Tuition balance paid in full to Wagner College Department for Lifelong Learning.

Distribution MV-285 Certificates will be issued to all eligible students on the last day of class.

Road Test

Wagner College cannot schedule road tests. You will be asked to provide your MV-285 Certificate in order to schedule your road test. In addition, you must have a valid Learner’s Permit for six months prior to taking the road test. To schedule your road test go to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available. Call (718) 390-3221 to arrange payment schedule.

Accepted payment methods

Credit Cards (Amex, Discover, Mastercard and Visa) Check or Money Order (Made to Wagner College Department for Lifelong Learning) Cash