Mission: Hone Education Professionals in Personal and Practical skills to Develop the Enlisted Force
Vision: Invite, Invest, Influence & Inspire
The Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC) is the “Gateway” for an EPME instructor. EPMEIC strives to produce enlisted Airmen and Space Professionals who can both teach and lead effectively in and out of the classroom. The curriculum is designed to heighten students’ appreciation for and understanding of classroom fundamentals, technical skills associated with EPME classrooms, and the typical day-to-day performance expected of Professional Enlisted Educators.
Program Description. This course is designed for instructors teaching in all professional military education schools and is intended to inspire platform instructors to develop the next wave of Air Force and Space Force Leaders by leveraging formal instruction. During this course, students will demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills, learn to facilitate instruction in an interactive academic environment, and apply skills that will enhance their abilities to accomplish duties in Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME). Additionally, they will apply various educational methodologies to reach every learner by exercising educational activities described in the Air Force Instructional Systems Design (ISD) process.
The course focuses on various teaching methods used in the EPME flight rooms such as Informal Lecture, Guided Discussion, Experiential learning activities, and Facilitation. The curriculum is divided into the following areas: 8T Course Foundation, Education Foundation, Classroom Management, Instructional Methodology, Curriculum/Instructional Design, Assessment and Evaluation, and Performance Evaluation.
Congratulations on your selection for this incredible special duty. The EPMEIC faculty has traveled the same journey you are now about to embark on. We are dedicated to providing you with an experience that broadens your leadership abilities and adds tools to assist you in educating and inspiring your future students.
In efforts to accomplish this, we have revamped our course to allow you to embrace the cognitive and emotional flexibility needed to be successful at your platform. In our environment, we face a false dichotomy when we believe we must choose between our personal and professional self. Our course allows you to be at your best by synthesizing your personal self and your professional role as an EPME Educator!
While on this journey, you will be afforded the opportunity to take a deeper reflection of self through various self-awareness strategies and tools. Moreover, you will also explore instructor skill sets such as presentation skills and competencies necessary to complete all roles and responsibilities associated with Airman Leadership School, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Chief Leadership Academy and Development Advisors.
I look forward to sharing this first leg of your journey as an EPME Instructor during your time at EPMEIC. We know your experience will be a rewarding one. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me or TSgt Vernon Boyd, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comm: (334) 416-1018.
Kyle R. Eckert, SMSgt, USAF
Commandant, Enlisted PME Instructor Course
Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36114
DSN: 596-1614/Commercial: (334) 416-1614
This TDY is centrally funded, for any DTS issues, please contact AETC TDY-to-School guide. Lodging is coordinated through EPMEIC and reserved for you. A phone number to confirm your reservation and location will be provided in your instructor's welcome email. You do not need to reserve a room; however, you need to confirm your existing reservation within 72 hours of Day of Education (DOE 1).
You are responsible for getting from the airport to lodging, below are three taxi companies which have base access and are open 24/7…you can schedule an airport pickup before departing home.
EPMEIC is in the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, 50 S. Turner Blvd on Gunter Annex (between the Shoppette and CCAF Building). Parking is limited; therefore, students are asked to park on the south end of the building which is the entry to EPMEIC.
Note: You can find answers to many questions in the TDY-to-School Handbook. (CAC is required for .mil access).
Our course uses the blended learning approach to present instruction. Teams is used through our training and for your virtual performance evaluation, please adhere to the following guidelines prior to arrival:
1. Provide an Air University (AU) .edu or civilian email address (.mil will not work). Ensure your email address is provided on the EPMEIC Orientation Form that will be sent in your welcome email. Your invitation link to the course will be sent to the email address you provide.
2. Do not bring Chromebooks to the course. Our classrooms are not compatible with any Chromebook system.
3. Download the desktop application Teams to your computer, laptop, or tablet/cell phone. Use the course invitation to connect your email as an Air University Guest. Cameras, microphones, and Wi-Fi are required during virtual teaching and briefing sessions unless stated otherwise by the flight and instructor. If you use a government computer for training, ensure the camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi features are active prior to departing your base.
UOD will be a combination of Class A, Class B and Utility Uniform (OCPs or sister service equivalent). Service dress coats will be required. EPMEIC has one off-site workshop where business casual attire is authorized.
Day of Education (DOE) 1 UOD will be OCPs.