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Mission: Train instructors to educate future generations

Vision: Where the military's best gets better

The Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (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 train platform instructors to educate the next wave of Air Force and Space Force leaders by leveraging formal instruction. During this course, students will be able to describe the fundamental concepts about the Instructional Design process, demonstrate classroom management concepts that facilitate learning, implement EPME assessment tools to evaluate learner achievement, and implement diverse instructional methodologies while incorporating personal experiences to deliver EPME lessons.

The course focuses on various teaching methods used in the EPME flight rooms such as Informal Lecture, Guided Discussion, Experiential learning activities, virtual classroom techniques, 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, Human Performance and Fitness, and Performance Evaluation. Successful completion of the course earns three (3) CCAF semester hours.  

EPMEIC Syllabus

Contact us: BARNESCENTER.EPMEIC.EPME@us.af.mil
 


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, email: kyle.eckert@us.af.mil Comm: (334) 416-1614 or our Org email box: BARNESCENTER.EPMEIC.EPME@us.af.mil

Kyle R. Eckert, CMSgt, USAF
Commandant, Enlisted PME Instructor Course
Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36114
DSN: 596-1614/Commercial: (334) 416-1614

Contact us: BARNESCENTER.EPMEIC.EPME@us.af.mil


Travel

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)

We highly recommend that you hand carry DOE 1 Uniform of the Day (UOD) on the plane with you. See 'Uniform Standards' below for more information on our uniform policy.

Airport Transportation
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.

Checker-Deluxe Cab Company – (334) 538-8178 
On Time Taxi – (334) 505-1189 
King's Airport Shuttle - (334) 324-1794

NOTE: If using Uber or Lyft, confirm your driver has base access before booking.

If you are driving, put the address below into your GPS, Waze, Apple Maps, etc. and it will bring you to the Gunter Annex Main Gate:

W L Dickinson Dr & Turner Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36109

There will be signs from the front gate directing you to lodging.

Note: the back gate (Dalriada Gate) is CLOSED until further notice. 

Rental Cars

Rental cars are a personal or home organization expense.

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).

Technology

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). 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 "Work or School" 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. 

Physical Training & Uniform Standards 

Students who attend EPME are expected to meet and adhere to service-specific physical training (PT) readiness standards and uniform dress and appearance requirements. Despite the updated prerequisites for EPME attendance (i.e., “students will have a passing PT test that will remain current throughout the course”, “military students will wear OCPs, flight suits, and service dress [or service equivalent], “all uniform combinations must be serviceable and properly fitting”, and “these items will be validated within the first five academic days”). PT and UOD standards have been incorporated into academic curriculum. All students must satisfactorily meet Air Force physical fitness assessment and dress and appearance standards.

Effective 1 May 24, all EPME schools that deliver BCEE curricula with 20 or greater academic days (i.e., ALS, NCOA, AFSNCOA, and EPMEIC) will immediately adopt PT and UOD standards in accordance with (IAW) this operation, with support from all BCEE Directorates. PT and UOD standards have been incorporated into academic curriculum. All students must satisfactorily meet Air Force physical fitness assessment and dress and appearance standards, and non-compliant students will be released without prejudice back to their duty stations. 

UOD will be a combination of Class A, Class B and Utility Uniform (OCPs or service equivalent). Service dress coats will be required. EPMEIC has one off-site workshop where business casual attire is authorized.  You will also need to bring Air Force Physical Training Gear (PTG) or equivalent service Physical Training Uniform (PTU).

Day of Education (DOE) 1 UOD will be OCPs.

Contact us: BARNESCENTER.EPMEIC.EPME@us.af.mil


EPMEIC

Mission: Train instructors to educate future generations

Vision: Where the military's best gets better

The Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (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 train platform instructors to educate the next wave of Air Force and Space Force leaders by leveraging formal instruction. During this course, students will be able to describe the fundamental concepts about the Instructional Design process, demonstrate classroom management concepts that facilitate learning, implement EPME assessment tools to evaluate learner achievement, and implement diverse instructional methodologies while incorporating personal experiences to deliver EPME lessons.

The course focuses on various teaching methods used in the EPME flight rooms such as Informal Lecture, Guided Discussion, Experiential learning activities, virtual classroom techniques, 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, Human Performance and Fitness, and Performance Evaluation. Successful completion of the course earns three (3) CCAF semester hours.  

EPMEIC Syllabus

Contact us: BARNESCENTER.EPMEIC.EPME@us.af.mil
 


Welcome New Instructors

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, email: kyle.eckert@us.af.mil Comm: (334) 416-1614 or our Org email box: BARNESCENTER.EPMEIC.EPME@us.af.mil

Kyle R. Eckert, CMSgt, USAF
Commandant, Enlisted PME Instructor Course
Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36114
DSN: 596-1614/Commercial: (334) 416-1614

Contact us: BARNESCENTER.EPMEIC.EPME@us.af.mil


Reporting Instructions

Travel

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)

We highly recommend that you hand carry DOE 1 Uniform of the Day (UOD) on the plane with you. See 'Uniform Standards' below for more information on our uniform policy.

Airport Transportation
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.

Checker-Deluxe Cab Company – (334) 538-8178 
On Time Taxi – (334) 505-1189 
King's Airport Shuttle - (334) 324-1794

NOTE: If using Uber or Lyft, confirm your driver has base access before booking.

If you are driving, put the address below into your GPS, Waze, Apple Maps, etc. and it will bring you to the Gunter Annex Main Gate:

W L Dickinson Dr & Turner Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36109

There will be signs from the front gate directing you to lodging.

Note: the back gate (Dalriada Gate) is CLOSED until further notice. 

Rental Cars

Rental cars are a personal or home organization expense.

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).

Technology

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). 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 "Work or School" 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. 

Physical Training & Uniform Standards 

Students who attend EPME are expected to meet and adhere to service-specific physical training (PT) readiness standards and uniform dress and appearance requirements. Despite the updated prerequisites for EPME attendance (i.e., “students will have a passing PT test that will remain current throughout the course”, “military students will wear OCPs, flight suits, and service dress [or service equivalent], “all uniform combinations must be serviceable and properly fitting”, and “these items will be validated within the first five academic days”). PT and UOD standards have been incorporated into academic curriculum. All students must satisfactorily meet Air Force physical fitness assessment and dress and appearance standards.

Effective 1 May 24, all EPME schools that deliver BCEE curricula with 20 or greater academic days (i.e., ALS, NCOA, AFSNCOA, and EPMEIC) will immediately adopt PT and UOD standards in accordance with (IAW) this operation, with support from all BCEE Directorates. PT and UOD standards have been incorporated into academic curriculum. All students must satisfactorily meet Air Force physical fitness assessment and dress and appearance standards, and non-compliant students will be released without prejudice back to their duty stations. 

UOD will be a combination of Class A, Class B and Utility Uniform (OCPs or service equivalent). Service dress coats will be required. EPMEIC has one off-site workshop where business casual attire is authorized.  You will also need to bring Air Force Physical Training Gear (PTG) or equivalent service Physical Training Uniform (PTU).

Day of Education (DOE) 1 UOD will be OCPs.

Contact us: BARNESCENTER.EPMEIC.EPME@us.af.mil


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Course Schedule

Class Start Graduate
24B 10 Jan 24 7 Feb 24
24C  26 Feb 24 21 Mar 24
24D  10 Apr 24 7 May 24
24E (Class Full) 30 May 24 26 Jun 24
24X  15 Jul 24 8 Aug 24
24F 3 Sep 24 27 Sep 24

Competencies

Accountability Initiative
Change Management Integrity
Communication Organizational Leadership
Critical Thinking Precision
Decision Making Resilience
Develop People Resource Management
Emotional Intelligence Result Focused
Foster Innovation Self Control
Inclusive / Equitable Service Mindset
Coaching Strategic Thinking
Information Seeking Teamwork

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