The PRAXIS II Agriculture California Exam (0900) is taken by candidates interested in teaching high school agriculture in California and Oregon. The exam is comprised of 148 multiple choice questions: 40 questions cover animal science, 25 questions cover agricultural management and agricultural mechanics, 18 questions cover agriculture and society, and 10 questions cover agriculture resources management in Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.
The Plant and Soil Science section of the exam covers plant taxonomy, reproduction and growth, and the purposes of particular parts of the plant.
The Animal Science section of the exam covers all areas of animal science to include breeding; sanitation; animal health; marketing; animal-and animal-product related industries, and business and operations management.
The Agricultural Management section of the exam covers basic business and financial features of agriculture, to include management, accounting, insurance, loans, futures, transporting expenses and marketing.
The Agricultural Mechanics section of the exam covers agricultural resources and practices, to include tools and machinery, fencing, sketches, field design, and irrigation; and the stewardship of soil and water.
The Agriculture and Society section of the exam covers how agriculture impacts economics and politics, the sociology of agriculture, agricultural business opportunities, leadership, water quality, and food safety.
The Agricultural Resources Management section of the exam covers how agriculture and energy use impacts the environment, forest and wildlife reservation, and grazing and recreational land uses.