The PRAXIS II Technology Education Exam (5051) is taken by candidates interested in teaching middle- and secondary school technology. The test has 120 multiple choice questions: 24 questions are about Transportation and Energy Technologies, 22 questions are about Manufacturing Technologies, 14 questions are about Construction Technologies, 24 questions are about Communication and Information Technology, and 36 questions are about Professional and Educational studies. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.
The Transportation and Energy Technologies section of the exam contains questions about transportation outputs; impacts of transportation; control and technical systems; energy sources; environmental impacts; cultural and social impacts; relocated goods; space, air, water, and land transportation systems; transportation history; transportation models; control; guidance; propulsion; suspension; structure; servicing; external and internal combustion; electric and solar energy; conversion; storage systems; heat flow; aesthetic, control, structural ,and mechanical design principles; and systems to transport people and products.
The Manufacturing Technologies section of the exam assesses knowledge of managerial processes, manufacturing resources, design, historical perspectives, manufacturing system types, production activities, designing production systems, manufacturing products, finance, human resources and materials, aesthetic and human factors in design, and structural, electrical, mechanical and industrial designer prototypes.
The Construction Technologies section of the exam contains questions about construction outputs and impacts; resources; design; construction systems; managerial processes; environmental, civil, commercial, residential, social, and cultural impacts; site preparation; construction; utility installation; finance, capital, and human resources; materials; technological, aesthetic, and architectural design principles; interior design prototypes; landscape design; architects and civil engineers.
The Communication and Information Technologies section of the exam contains questions about communication outputs and impacts; processes, systems, and design;, forecasting communication technology; environmental, social, and cultural impacts on communication; communication devices; light acoustics; telecommunications; computers; communications equipment and processes; system resources; models; social and historical multimedia perspectives; video, audio and web materials; product effectiveness; and technological, visual and aesthetic design principles.
The Professional and Educational Studies section of the exam assesses knowledge of professionalism, evaluation, implementation, development and philosophy, technical and professional literature, professional associations, continuing education, modifying instruction, data gathering and interpretation, program assessment, student assessment, public relations, instructional strategies, facility organization, resource management, interdisciplinary instruction, advisory boards, mission statements, and program objectives.