For prospective educators wishing to achieve certification or licensure to teach young children from birth through kindergarten, you will be required to take and pass the Praxis II Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (5023) exam. This exam is designed for applicants that have completed, or will soon be completing, a graduate teacher training program in the field, or have received a teaching certificate or license. During the 2 hour examination, you will be asked to respond to 120 selected-response questions that will test your level of knowledge, skill and ability within the following Content Categories:
- Growth and Development of Young Children Across the Spectrum of Development
- Educational and Service Requirements for Children with a Range of Abilities and Special Needs
- Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for Young Children
- Play and Learning Environment for Young Children
- Collaboration with Families and Colleagues
- Professionalism and Growth Through Professional Development
The content was developed by experts in this field and is necessary for safe and effective practice. To prove your mastery of the concepts, you will need to achieve a passing score, which is determined by the state. Your score will be based only on the number of correctly answered questions, with no penalty for incorrect responses. Because the test is computer delivered, you will be able to go back and forth between questions and skip them as needed to return to them later. It is advised to work as efficiently as possible to the best of your ability while leaving no question unanswered.
Upon successfully completing the exam, you will have proven that your level of mastery of the concepts meets or exceeds the standards set forth by the state to practice as an educator of young children. To test your skill, knowledge and ability, take our Praxis II Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (5023) practice test. The Praxis II Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (5023) practice questions accurately reflect the concepts you may encounter when taking the actual exam. When you go to register for the examination, you will be asked to choose a convenient testing location from an approved international network of testing sites.