This exam is designed for individuals who would like to teach technology to middle and high school students. You will be given 2 hours to complete this 120 multiple choice question exam. The exam can be broken down into the following sections:
Technology and Society – 18 questions
Engineering or Technical Design and Problem Solving – 24 questions
Energy, Power, and Transportation – 18 questions
Information and Communication Technologies – 18 questions
Manufacturing and Construction Technologies – 18 questions
Pedagogical and Professional Studies – 24 questions
Technology and Society:
This section of the exam will cover topics like how technological development is influenced by knowledge from other fields of study, the influence that significant technological innovations have had on human history and on today’s world, critical changes in technology through the different periods of human history, and ways to decrease the negative environmental impact of technological systems and processes.
Engineering or Technical Design and Problem Solving:
This section of the exam will cover topics such as how to implement and document the steps of a design process, how to organize and communicate the solution to a design problem, how to operate and troubleshoot technological systems, and how to apply the design process to problems in manufacturing and construction.
Energy, Power, and Transportation:
This section of the exam will test your knowledge of topics like how to utilize various types of control systems, energy utilization systems, the inputs used in transportation systems, the different processes involved in transportation operations, and how energy is measured and controlled.
Information and Communication Technologies:
This section of the exam will cover topics such as major concepts and terminology related to information systems, the various types of network structures, how to arrange the elements of a communication message so that the message is effective and aesthetically pleasing, and the issues and trends in information and communications technologies.
Manufacturing and Construction Technologies:
This section of the exam will cover topics like the management functions used in construction and manufacturing, how to apply a systems model to manufacturing and construction processes, the key concepts associated with the efficiency of production, the primary processing methods of converting raw materials into industrial materials or standard stock, the systems and subsystems of
buildings and structures and the functions they perform, and the key concepts and terminology related to construction.
Pedagogical and Professional Studies:
This section will test your knowledge of topics like how to select appropriate instructional content and develop learning activities, the importance of designing and implementing instructional activities that emphasize problem solving, how to select and use a variety of assessment methods, how to create and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment, and the importance of promoting technology education internally and externally.