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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Computer Science? - Definition & Fields
Course SummaryWith this study guide, you can quickly and easily prepare to take the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) Computer Science K-12 exam. You'll use video and text lessons to learn about relevant topics and test yourself with self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams.
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About This Course
This comprehensive study guide is designed to address every topic you'll encounter when taking the FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam. You can review lessons focusing on hardware and software systems, computer programming, networks and computer components. We've made it simple to study when it's most convenient for you by offering 24/7 accessibility from any device and the ability to print lesson transcripts to create quick-reference materials. Experts are on hand to answer any lesson-specific questions via a short online contact form. Track your progress on your handy Dashboard and use the results of your quizzes and exams to measure your readiness in moving from one lesson to the next.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Find detailed information about everything you need to know for the FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam with this extensive course. You'll study computer systems, the history of computing, network systems, programming languages and classroom technology. Once you finish this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Define computer science and explain information technology and systems
- List computer hardware components
- Describe computer software applications
- Provide details about telecommunications systems
- Name types and sources of data
- Outline the basics of computer programming
- Understand Java programming
- Identify the types and uses of technology in the classroom
- Apply strategies for teaching computer science
This course is made up of 11 individual chapters broken down into 97 video and text lessons. Each lesson can be reviewed in less than ten minutes and watched as many times as needed to fully reinforce your understanding of the computer science concepts covered.
FTCE Computer Science K-12 Exam Information
Aspiring computer science educators who wish to teach this subject to elementary, middle and high school students in Florida must take and pass the FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam to obtain the necessary certification.
- Number of Questions: 120 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2.5 hours
- Exam Cost: $200
FTCE Computer Science K-12 Exam Breakdown
|FTCE Computer Science K-12 Concept||Percent of FTCE Computer Science K-12 Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Knowledge of computational thinking and problem solving||15%||18 questions||3|
|Knowledge of data types and structures||15%||18 questions||6|
|Knowledge of programming logic||20%||24 questions||11|
|Knowledge of programming languages||20%||24 questions||17|
|Knowledge of computer hardware, software and networking||10%||12 questions||35|
|Knowledge of the historical aspects and social issues related to computer technologies||10%||12 questions||10|
|Knowledge of computer science pedagogy||10%||12 questions||15|
FTCE Computer Science K-12 Preparation & Registration
You can increase your chances of attaining a passing score on the FTCE Computer Science K-12 exam by reviewing this study guide. The lessons provide detailed information about computer input and output devices, operating systems, specific application software, data structures and programming design. You can also review assistive technology, computer science curriculum development and teaching strategies.
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