PRAXIS II Technology Education Exam
The exam is aimed for those individuals who wants to teach technology to middle and high school students. Two hours will be provided, to complete 120 multiple choice questions. There will be 24 questions pertaining to transportation and energy technologies, 22 questions pertaining to manufacturing technologies, 14 questions pertaining to construction technologies, 24 questions pertaining to communication and information technology and, 36 questions pertaining to professional and educational studies.
- Transportation and Energy Technologies: This section will focus on transportation outputs, impacts, and transportation systems, technical systems, energy sources, control systems and design. The transportation impact and output questions will include environmental, cultural and social impacts; transportation forecasting, and relocated goods. Questions pertaining to transportation systems will include space, air, water and land transportation systems, the history of transportation, and models of transportations systems. The technical system questions based on control, guidance, propulsion, suspension, structure, and servicing. Questions pertaining to energy sources will include external and internal combustion, distribution of power, control and measurement, electric and solar energy, energy conversion and storage systems, power distribution and heat flow. Design questions based on aesthetic, control, structural and mechanical design principles and transport systems for the movement of people as well as products.
- Manufacturing Technologies: This section will focus on manufacturing systems, managerial processes, manufacturing resources and, design. The questions pertaining to manufacturing systems will include historical perspectives and different types of manufacturing systems. Questions pertaining to managerial processes will include managing production activities, designing production systems and manufacturing products. The manufacturing resources questions will include finance, human resources and materials. Design questions will include aesthetic and human factors in the design process and prototypes from structural, electrical, mechanical as well as industrial designers.
- Construction Technologies: This section will focus on construction outputs and impacts, production resources, design, construction systems and managerial processes. Questions pertaining to construction outputs and impacts will include forecasting in construction technology and environmental impacts. Civil, commercial, residential, social, and cultural impacts will also be includeed in this section of the exam. The production questions will include site preparation, structure building, utility instillation, structure enclosure, and finishing the structure. Resources questions will include finance, capital, human resources and, building materials. Design questions will include technological, aesthetic and architectural design principles, and prototypes from interior designers, landscape artists, architects and civil engineers. Construction system questions will include construction models, systems and historical perspectives.
- Communication and Information Technologies: This section will focus on communication outputs and impacts, processes, systems and design. The communication output and impact questions will include forecasting communication technology, environmental, social, and cultural influences on communication. The processes questions will include communication devices, light acoustics, telecommunications, computers, servicing for graphic communication systems and, communications equipment and processes. Systems questions will system resources, models, and historical perspectives. Design questions will include the social and historical perspective of multimedia, video, audio and web materials, along with product effectiveness. Questions pertaining to technological, visual and aesthetic design principles will also be included.
- Professional and Educational Studies: This section will focus on professionalism, evaluation, implementation, development and philosophy. Questions pertaining to professionalism will include technical and professional literature, professional associations and continuing education. The evaluation questions will include modification of instruction, data collection and interpretation, program evaluation and student progress evaluation. The program implementation questions will include public relations, instructional strategies, student population, facility organization and resource management. The program development questions will include interdisciplinary approaches, external advisory boards, mission statements and development of program objectives. Questions on philosophy will include the philosophy and nature of technology education.