September 6, 2017

Praxis II Education of Young Children Exam (5024)

The Praxis II Education of Young Children (5024) exam is a comprehensive and inclusive test designed to ensure that prospective educators pursuing a career as an educator of young children from birth to age eight have achieved the required level of knowledge and skill to successfully perform in the position. You are given 150 minutes to respond to 120 selected response questions and three constructed response questions on this computer delivered examination. You will be given time prior to the start of the examination to learn the interface.

A successful passing score is determined based on the requirements of the individual state. Throughout the exam you will encounter questions that fall within the following content categories:

  • Childhood Development and Learning
  • Observation, Documentation and Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Professionalism, Family and Community
  • Content Pedagogy and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Teaching

The questions that appear on this examination align with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation (2009) and the Common Core State Standards. The three constructed response questions will focus on any of the following four areas:

  1. Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  2. Professionalism, Family and Community
  3. Observation, Documentation and Assessment
  4. Content Pedagogy and Knowledge

You will need to have achieved a certain level of mastery regarding the development and learning of children that is based on a teaching approach that emphasizes the active involvement of children in the learning process while maintaining consciousness of how culture and diversity can have an influence. For examples of the questions you may see during the examination, we recommend attempting our Praxis II Education of Young Children (5024) practice test. Within this practice test you will be asked to respond to Praxis II Education of Young Children (5024) practice questions that reflect the content categories.

When you register to take the exam, you will be given the opportunity to choose a location convenient to you from an approved international network of testing sites. Upon successfully passing the examination, you will have shown that you have the level of comprehension required to perform in the position as an educator of young children.

Praxis II Education of Young Children Practice Questions