Praxis II Education of Young Children Exam
The examination is of two hours, comprising 60 multiple choice questions as well as 6 short answers i.e.essay questions. The exam is aimed to design for the teachers of preschool through fifth-grade students. The six short answer i.e.the essay questions will focus on the following topics: Diversity, professionalism, instruction in assessment, working with families, the learning environment, curriculum and student instruction.
Child Development and Foundations: This section will focus on the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and language development of young children. Your knowledge of the factors that influence all areas of child development will be tested in this section.
Curriculum and Instruction: This section will focus and cover your knowledge of theories and models of programmed instruction, instructional strategies such as play groups, and techniques for effective curriculum implementation. Your knowledge of proper curriculum and mathematics, literacy, science, social studies, creative arts, physical education and technology will be tested in this section.
Diversity and Exceptional Needs, and Supporting the Learning Environment: This section will focus and cover the integration of multicultural and disabled students into the classroom, student diversity and relating classroom instruction to a child's personal experiences. Your knowledge of how to create a socially stimulating, developmentally appropriate educational setting will be tested in this section.
Relationships with Families and Communities, and Professionalism: This section will focus on relationships with the community and family members of young children. Your knowledge of basic fundamental techniques to motivate parental involvement, use of school as a resource and proactive communication to meet the needs of a child will be tested in this section.