The PRAXIS II Latin Exam (0601) is taken by candidates interested in teaching Latin to students at any grade level. The exam is comprised of 120 multiple choice questions: 12 questions cover pedagogy and professional matters, 12 questions cover English word study, derivatives, and cognates, 18 questions cover Roman civilization, 48 questions cover reading comprehension, translation, and literary skills, and 30 questions cover grammar. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.
The Pedagogy and Professional Matters section of the exam covers professional organizations, resources, syllabus, texts and other instructional materials, linguistic analysis, pedagogical strategies and Latin pronunciation.
The English Word Study, Derivatives and Cognates section of the exam covers Latin based English derivatives, suffixes, prefixes, and roots.
The Roman Civilization section of the exam covers Roman mythology, history, culture, law and government, art, religion, archaeology, architecture, education, philosophy, public and private life.
The Reading Comprehension; Translation and Literary Skills section of the exam covers between four and six brief unedited excerpts in classical and later Latin. Questions in English are based on content, the meaning of specific lines and phrases, Phrasal or semantic functions, and literary analysis. Brief word or phrase translations in the original by Ovid, Catullus, Vergil Horace, Nepos, Sallust, Caesar, Pliny, Livy, or Cicero concerning Roman civilization, pedagogical strategies and word study may be found in this portion of the texts.
The Grammar section of the exam covers incorrect areas in a text, revising text with similar in meaning; identifying and revising incorrect grammar; and conjugating Latin verbs.