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Course SummaryIt's easy to get ready to take the CSET Science Subtest 2 in Physics with our engaging, self-paced study guide. Our text and video lessons cover forces, energy, motion and more to help you understand the topics you'll be tested on.
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You'll take the stress out of your test preparations when you use this engaging study guide course to help you get ready for the CSET Science Subtest 2 Physics exam. Access the lessons and quizzes at your convenience. The concepts covered include inference and diffraction, nuclear processes and electric flow and potential. Ask for help through the Dashboard and one of our experts will be happy to assist.
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This course was last updated in 2019.
Syllabus & Course Information
Each chapter in this course is built to give you a thorough review of the key areas of high-school-level physics you are likely to encounter in the Physics Subtest II, part of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Science examination series. Use the material in this course to review your physics knowledge and get some practice with test-taking. As you complete this course, you should be able to complete these objectives:
- Detail scientific inquiry, analysis, and ethics basics
- Identify Newton's laws and other physics of motion
- Discuss work, energy, power, and thermodynamics
- Explain electricity and magnetism, including force, fields, and circuits
- Define quantum mechanics
- Outline science and technology
This course is made up of 177 lessons grouped together by subject into 24 self-paced chapters. The self-assessment resources available in this course include lesson quizzes and a test with each chapter.
CSET Science Subtest II Physics Exam Information
The CSET examination series evaluate educators seeking licensure or certification in California. Successful completion of the Physics Subtest II is required to meet the subject-matter competence requirements for those teachers seeking Single-Subject Teaching Credentials in physics.
- Number of Questions: 53 questions
- Question Type: 3 constructed-response and 50 multiple-choice questions
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $134
CSET Science Subtest II Physics Exam Breakdown
|CSET Science Subtest II Physics Exam Concept||Chapter Lessons|
|Understand Forces and Motion||36 lessons|
|Understand Conservation of Energy and Momentum||22 lessons|
|Understand Definitions of Energy and Energy in Everyday Life||19 lessons|
|Understand Thermal Energy and Kinetic Molecular Theory||8 lessons|
|Understand Understand Electricity and Magnetism||30 lessons|
|Understand Wave Properties||6 lessons|
|Understand Electromagnetic Radiation and Application of Waves in Information Technology and Information||33 lessons|
|Understand Quantum Mechanics, the Standard Model of Particles and Special Relativity||9 lessons|
|Understand Nuclear Processes||8 lessons|
Preparing & Registering for the CSET Science Subtest II in Physics
These informative lessons are built to boost your preparedness to test on physics topics at a high school level. Each chapter is filled with fun videos providing bite-sized lessons that fit easily into your busy life. The lessons are developed by our expert physics instructors, ensuring you have the most up-to-date and relevant information for testing success. There are quizzes after every video to check your understanding of key facts and tests in every chapter to focus your review on areas where you need it most and to prepare for the kinds of questions you will likely see on the actual examination.
Registration is completed through the California Educator Credentialing Examinations website. Regular registration must be completed about two months before the test, with late registration for an additional fee available up to about a month before the exam. You will need a photo ID on the day of the test.
Scoring the CSET Science Subtest II in Physics
You will receive your scores approximately four weeks after the test, according to the score report schedule identified on the website. You will access them through the website account you used to register, with results available for up to 45 days. To pass, you must get a scaled score of 220 out of a possible 300. Scores are automatically reported to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and any other agencies you identify during registration. Multiple-choice questions are scored based on the number answered correctly with no penalty for incorrect answers. Constructed-response questions are each scored on a scale of 0-3, with 3 being the highest.
Number of questions: 53 (50 multiple-choice, 3 constructed-response)
Time to complete: 2 hours
Exam topics covered: Waves, heat/thermodynamics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, motion and forces, conservation of energy/momentum
What you'll learn: This course covers all of the topics above in detail, starting with basic science principles and building up to quantum mechanics.
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