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. As part of the Center for Faculty and Staff Development and Enrichment, EPMEIC is affiliated with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and consists of 158 hours of resident classes. Each student earns seven hours of undergraduate credit upon completion of the course.  The course includes fundamentals of teaching, methods of instruction, objectives and tests, instructional systems development, academic counseling, basic learning theories, audiovisual aids use, and formal evaluation methods.  The resident course provides education designed to enhance the teaching, facilitating, and leadership capabilities of EPME educators. The course includes 158 hours of intense coursework designed to develop faculties across the globe. This course provides the educator with skills in teaching and facilitating in the dynamic EPME learning environments. It also provides valuable hands-on experience to and exposure of the EPME learning process which allows critical individuals selected for EPME instructor duty to gain perspective on the importance of becoming a faculty member. The program offers solid grounding in various methods of presentation for all EPME flight rooms.  Every lesson is “EPME-centric” and emphasizes the impact on the student, educator, and EPME mission effectiveness. The course focuses on the teaching methodologies used most often in EPME flight rooms such as informal lecture, guided discussion, experiential activities, and case study facilitation (specifically using the structured thinking process). The curriculum is divided into the following areas: Administration, Course Foundations, Educational Technology, Learning Theory, Teaching Fundamentals, and Performance Development.

Faculty. EPMEIC faculty must have an associate’s degree or be within one year of completion. The member must complete the Enlisted Professional Military Instructor course prior to being, assigned as faculty. EPMEIC faculty must be 1750-series civilians or military, preferably with EPME instructor experience. 

 

Duration. The resident course length is 20 academic days. The facility can support up to 36 students per resident class, and the course is offered seven times each fiscal year.

Eligibility. All SSgt, TSgt, and MSgt positions (includes selects) must be an approved candidate on the Developmental Special Duty (DSD) nomination list. SMSgt positions will be advertised on the Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing-Plus (EQUAL-Plus) and selected through an application process to teach in EPME schools. Reference AFI 36-2301, Developmental Education, and the ETCA website at https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/app10-etca/SitePages/Home.aspx for additional information. ETCA course number: MESC003

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Welcome to the Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC). 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 a PME 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, the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and the Chief's leadership Course.

I look forward to sharing this first leg of your journey as a PME Instructor during your time at the EPMEIC. We know your experience will be a rewarding one. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me or Dr. Kenith Isreal, Deputy (334-233-9076).

Tiffany N. Jackson-Foster (JF), SMSgt, USAF
Commandant, Enlisted PME Instructor Course
Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36114
DSN: 596-1614/Commercial: (334) 416-1614/Cell: (334) 313-9956

tiffany.jacksonfoster@us.af.mil; tiffany.jacksonfoster@au.af.eduBARNESCENTER.CFSDE.CFSDE@us.af.mil

Technology

Our course uses the blended learning approach to present instruction. Your day of education zero (DOE0) will occur in our virtual auditorium using Microsoft Teams. This day is designed to meet faculty members and address any connection issues. You will need the following to participate successfully:  

1. An AU.edu or civilian email address (.mil will not work). Ensure your email address is provided on the EPMEIC Enrollment Form. Send your enrollment form to Dr. Isreal at kenith.isreal@us.af.mil and MSgt Stewart at joshua.stewart.11@us.af.mil for Team enrollment and invitation link to the course. 

2. If you are not already using it, download the desktop application for Microsoft Teams to your computer, laptop, or tablet. Note: the system camera will be on during instructional sessions unless stated otherwise by the instructor.

3. Help us help you: As a member of Air University (AU) and the Barnes Center faculty it is important that you establish an account on the AU Portal. This is a .mil site and your CAC is required. Once your account is created, use the link on the left side of the screen to create your Canvas account. 

 

Dress and Appearance 

 Civilian clothes are authorized for DOE0 only; OCPs on other days except those identified by your flight instructor.  

Travel

EPMEIC is an AFSC awarding tech school; therefore, this TDY is centrally funded. When it comes to DTS issues, please contact TDY to School as the EPMEIC faculty will not be able to assist with your issues. Your rooms have already been booked here on Gunter Annex. There is no need for you to contact lodging for arrangements.

Transportation services are available at the airport during the hours of 0530 and 2200, Monday through Friday. Ensure the driver take you to the Gunter Annex (not Maxwell Lodging) unless notified otherwise by a faculty member of EPMEIC.  Airport customer service numbers are (334) 281- 5040 or (334) 300-0540.

EPMEIC is in the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, 50 S. Turner Blvd (between the shoppette and credit union).  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.

 

On behalf of the Commandant Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course, You are cordially invited to attend the Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course Graduation Ceremony for

EPMEIC Class 22E

Wednesday, the Fifteenth day of April Two Thousand Twenty-two
 at eight-forty five in the morning

Location

USAF First Sergeant Academy Auditorium

550 McDonald Street, Building 1143

Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, 36114-3107

Use this link to view our graduation on MS Teams

Please direct any questions or concerns to:

Edward C. Bodenheimer III, MSgt, USAF

Instructor, Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course

Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

550 McDonald St, Bldg 1143

Maxwell-Gunter Annex, AL 36114-3107

Phone - Comm: (334) 416-1018

Attire
Military OCP for guests
Service Dress for graduates
Business Casual for Civilians 

EPMEIC

 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. As part of the Center for Faculty and Staff Development and Enrichment, EPMEIC is affiliated with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and consists of 158 hours of resident classes. Each student earns seven hours of undergraduate credit upon completion of the course.  The course includes fundamentals of teaching, methods of instruction, objectives and tests, instructional systems development, academic counseling, basic learning theories, audiovisual aids use, and formal evaluation methods.  The resident course provides education designed to enhance the teaching, facilitating, and leadership capabilities of EPME educators. The course includes 158 hours of intense coursework designed to develop faculties across the globe. This course provides the educator with skills in teaching and facilitating in the dynamic EPME learning environments. It also provides valuable hands-on experience to and exposure of the EPME learning process which allows critical individuals selected for EPME instructor duty to gain perspective on the importance of becoming a faculty member. The program offers solid grounding in various methods of presentation for all EPME flight rooms.  Every lesson is “EPME-centric” and emphasizes the impact on the student, educator, and EPME mission effectiveness. The course focuses on the teaching methodologies used most often in EPME flight rooms such as informal lecture, guided discussion, experiential activities, and case study facilitation (specifically using the structured thinking process). The curriculum is divided into the following areas: Administration, Course Foundations, Educational Technology, Learning Theory, Teaching Fundamentals, and Performance Development.

Faculty. EPMEIC faculty must have an associate’s degree or be within one year of completion. The member must complete the Enlisted Professional Military Instructor course prior to being, assigned as faculty. EPMEIC faculty must be 1750-series civilians or military, preferably with EPME instructor experience. 

 

Duration. The resident course length is 20 academic days. The facility can support up to 36 students per resident class, and the course is offered seven times each fiscal year.

Eligibility. All SSgt, TSgt, and MSgt positions (includes selects) must be an approved candidate on the Developmental Special Duty (DSD) nomination list. SMSgt positions will be advertised on the Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing-Plus (EQUAL-Plus) and selected through an application process to teach in EPME schools. Reference AFI 36-2301, Developmental Education, and the ETCA website at https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/app10-etca/SitePages/Home.aspx for additional information. ETCA course number: MESC003

02:11
 


Welcome

Welcome to the Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course (EPMEIC). 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 a PME 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, the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and the Chief's leadership Course.

I look forward to sharing this first leg of your journey as a PME Instructor during your time at the EPMEIC. We know your experience will be a rewarding one. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me or Dr. Kenith Isreal, Deputy (334-233-9076).

Tiffany N. Jackson-Foster (JF), SMSgt, USAF
Commandant, Enlisted PME Instructor Course
Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36114
DSN: 596-1614/Commercial: (334) 416-1614/Cell: (334) 313-9956

tiffany.jacksonfoster@us.af.mil; tiffany.jacksonfoster@au.af.eduBARNESCENTER.CFSDE.CFSDE@us.af.mil

Reporting Instructions

Technology

Our course uses the blended learning approach to present instruction. Your day of education zero (DOE0) will occur in our virtual auditorium using Microsoft Teams. This day is designed to meet faculty members and address any connection issues. You will need the following to participate successfully:  

1. An AU.edu or civilian email address (.mil will not work). Ensure your email address is provided on the EPMEIC Enrollment Form. Send your enrollment form to Dr. Isreal at kenith.isreal@us.af.mil and MSgt Stewart at joshua.stewart.11@us.af.mil for Team enrollment and invitation link to the course. 

2. If you are not already using it, download the desktop application for Microsoft Teams to your computer, laptop, or tablet. Note: the system camera will be on during instructional sessions unless stated otherwise by the instructor.

3. Help us help you: As a member of Air University (AU) and the Barnes Center faculty it is important that you establish an account on the AU Portal. This is a .mil site and your CAC is required. Once your account is created, use the link on the left side of the screen to create your Canvas account. 

 

Dress and Appearance 

 Civilian clothes are authorized for DOE0 only; OCPs on other days except those identified by your flight instructor.  

Travel

EPMEIC is an AFSC awarding tech school; therefore, this TDY is centrally funded. When it comes to DTS issues, please contact TDY to School as the EPMEIC faculty will not be able to assist with your issues. Your rooms have already been booked here on Gunter Annex. There is no need for you to contact lodging for arrangements.

Transportation services are available at the airport during the hours of 0530 and 2200, Monday through Friday. Ensure the driver take you to the Gunter Annex (not Maxwell Lodging) unless notified otherwise by a faculty member of EPMEIC.  Airport customer service numbers are (334) 281- 5040 or (334) 300-0540.

EPMEIC is in the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, 50 S. Turner Blvd (between the shoppette and credit union).  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.

 

Graduation

On behalf of the Commandant Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course, You are cordially invited to attend the Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course Graduation Ceremony for

EPMEIC Class 22E

Wednesday, the Fifteenth day of April Two Thousand Twenty-two
 at eight-forty five in the morning

Location

USAF First Sergeant Academy Auditorium

550 McDonald Street, Building 1143

Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, 36114-3107

Use this link to view our graduation on MS Teams

Please direct any questions or concerns to:

Edward C. Bodenheimer III, MSgt, USAF

Instructor, Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructor Course

Barnes Center for Enlisted Education

550 McDonald St, Bldg 1143

Maxwell-Gunter Annex, AL 36114-3107

Phone - Comm: (334) 416-1018

Attire
Military OCP for guests
Service Dress for graduates
Business Casual for Civilians 

Library Guides

Course Schedule

Class Start Graduate
22A 14 Oct 21 9 Nov 21
22B 6 Jan 22 2 Feb 22
22C 17 Feb 22 16 Mar 22
22D 4 Apr 22 29 Apr 22
22E 19 May 22 15 Jun 22
22F 7 Jul 22 3 Aug 22
22G 22 Aug 22 16 Sep 22

Learning Outcomes / 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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