PRAXIS II Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/Emotional Disturbance Exam (5372)

This exam is designed for individuals who would like to teach students from grades preschool through 12 with behavioral and emotional disorders. You will be given two hours to complete this 120 multiple choice question exam. The test can be broken down into five sections:

Development and Characteristics of Students and EBD – 22 questions
Planning and Managing the Learning Environments – 31 questions
Instruction – 31 questions
Assessment – 20 questions
Foundations and Professional Responsibilities – 16 questions

Development and Characteristics of Students and EBD:
This section includes topics like the similarities and differences between students with and without EBD, how social/emotional development may differ in students with EBD, the relationship between EBD and other associated conditions, and the distinguishing characteristics of conceptual approaches to teaching students with EBD.

Planning and Managing the Learning Environments:
This section includes topics such as the basic concepts of curriculum development, how to select instructional content, resources, and strategies appropriate for students with EBD, how to use formal and informal assessment data to inform instruction, and how to implement a behavior intervention plan.

Instruction:
This section includes topics like how to develop observable and measurable instructional objectives in the cognitive and affective domains, how to manage instructional variables in an inclusive classroom, and methods for facilitating generalization of skills across learning environments.

Assessment:
This section includes topics like the procedures for the ongoing formal and informal assessment of students with EBD, how to assess the social behaviors of students with EBD, and factors that can lead to misidentification and under-identification of students with EBD.

Foundations and Professional Responsibilities:
This section includes topics such as the components of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), the provisions of major legislation that impact the field of special education, and current issues and trends in the field of special education.

Praxis II Special Education: Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders/Emotional Disturbance Practice Questions