The PRAXIS II Cooperative Education Exam (0811) is taken by candidates holding bachelor’s degrees in cooperative education who are interested in teaching Pennsylvanian high school students. 157 multiple-choice questions: 26 questions cover coordination, 22 questions cover related instruction, 16 questions cover locating and developing training stations, 16 questions cover public relations, 14 questions cover legal aspects, 14 questions cover vocational guidance, 12 questions cover special needs. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.
The Coordination section of the exam covers the development, implementation, and utilization of student Cooperative Education programs, standards, recruitment, training, future careers activities and experiences, and documentation.
The Related Instruction section of the exam covers the Capstone and Diversified Occupations programs, instructional materials, state scope of instruction issues, and student organizations.
The Locating and Developing Training Stations section of the exam covers business and student surveys in relation to training station establishment, creation of committees, program installation for a wide range to represent various groups, and on-the-job student assessment.
The Public Relations section of the exam covers techniques for designing and producing pamphlets, public relations announcements for print, radio, television, internet and web media, advertising or educational presentations in cooperative education programs for students and businesses.
The Legal Aspects section of the exam covers child labor laws at state and federal levels, the 17 hazardous occupation orders and exemptions, and Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations as described in Chapters 5 and 6 of the Diversified and Cooperative Education guidelines.
The Vocational Guidance section of the exam covers assessment tools for student skills and interests, student issues, and internal and external resources available to students. The Special Needs section of the exam covers special needs training areas and materials, and local resources to aid in training special needs students.