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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
Now that you've completed your teacher education program, use this study guide to prepare for certification. These lessons cover each topic addressed by the AEPA Political Science/American Government exam to ensure you leave nothing to chance on test day. Topics of instruction include data collection and analysis, major political thinkers and U.S. politics. We've ensured that you can study at any time that works well for you by making this course accessible on any smartphone, tablet or computer 24 hours a day.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This thorough and comprehensive course covers all of the topics that you'll need to know on the exam, from the rights of U.S. citizens to media and culture in U.S. politics. Use as few or as many of the lessons and chapters provided here to ensure you know how to:
- Define political science terms and concepts
- Explain social science research
- Detail the history of political thought
- Outline comparative government
- Discuss international relations and world politics
- Identify the history and structure of U.S. government
- Understand U.S. politics and elections
- Describe the government's role in the economy
- Understand Arizona state government and tribal governments in Arizona
- Detail the legislative branch, the executive branch and the judicial branch
- Name U.S. political parties and key elections
- Outline interest groups and lobbying
- Define federalism
In 287 short lessons and 29 easy-to-follow chapters, we've provided you with a guide to do your best on the AEPA Political Science/American Government exam. Along with each lesson and chapter, we've included a self-assessment quiz or test to assist you in identifying areas that require more study.
AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam Information
The AEPA Political Science/American Government exam is used by the state of Arizona to assess the knowledge of applicants for secondary teaching certification in this subject area.
- Number of Questions: 100
- Question Type: Selected-response questions
- Time Limit: Two hours and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $120
AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam Breakdown
|AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam Concept||Percent of the AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Concepts & Skills||21%||21 questions||34|
|Political Thought, Comparative Government & International Relations||21%||21 questions||69|
|United States & Arizona Government||58%||58 questions||184|
Preparing & Registering for the AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam
This self-paced study guide breaks down exam content into manageable chapters that consist of short video lessons lasting no longer than ten minutes each. Watch them as many times as you'd like on your computer, tablet or cell phone, and take the multiple-choice lesson and chapter quizzes to keep track of your course progress. A practice final exam is also included to give you an idea of how much exam material you've mastered.
Registration for the AEPA Political Science/American Government exam is available online once you create an account containing your contact and personal information. This account will allow you to select a testing center and test date and view your test scores once they become available.
Scoring the AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam
The minimum passing score for this subject area exam is 240 points. Scores are released between one and four weeks after your exam date. You'll receive test scores through your online account or email.
Concepts and Skills
Number of questions: 21
Exam topics covered: Political science terminology, the purposes of government, major political science theories, social science research methods, analysis and evaluation of social science source materials
What you'll study: Lessons in this study guide can help you review the definition of concepts like political power, political justice and civil society. You'll also find chapters devoted to the study of social science research, data collection and analysis.
Political Thought, Comparative Government and International Relations
Number of questions: 21
Exam topics covered: Political influences of classical philosophy, the early history of English political systems, major political philosophers, roles of political parties, characteristics of totalitarian states, legislative functions in modern government, forms of democratic government, 20th century diplomacy, purposes of international organizations, factors affecting U.S. foreign policy decisions, history of the U.S.'s role in world affairs
What you'll study: Review political philosophies by the likes of Plato, Rousseau and Marx before re-examining issues in world politics, international law and the various forms of government. Instructors also outline the functions of NATO, OPEC and the IMF, among other types of international political actors.
United States and Arizona Government
Number of questions: 58
Exam topics covered: The development of early American government, the U.S. Constitution, federal government structure and function, fiscal and monetary policy, the federal budget, social legislation, U.S. party systems, the election process, forms of political participation, political beliefs, the impact of the media and popular opinion on the political process, functions of local governments, rights guaranteed by U.S. citizenship, characteristics of a democratic society, roles of Arizona's state and Native American governments
What you'll study: Get a quick refresher on the U.S.'s colonial history and the functions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government. Review influences on the political process and U.S. foreign policy making. Conclude your test preparation with chapters outlining the structure of state and tribal governments in Arizona.
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