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Course SummaryLet us help you get ready to take the FTCE Physics 6-12 test with this study guide course. Our short video lessons help you review all the topics you'll be tested on, and you can use the self-assessment quizzes to gauge how well you've understood the lessons and how well you might do on the test.
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About this Course
The Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) Physics exam is designed to test the competencies and skills you will need to teach physics to middle- and high-schoolers. You might be asked to identify characteristics of scientific inquiry or apply concepts of accuracy to physics-related math problems. You also might have to show that you can choose the correct lab equipment for specific physics investigations or that you can convert between various units of measure. All of these topics are addressed in short video lessons that take less than ten minutes to review. These lessons are an entertaining way to refresh your memory on all of the topics you will need to know for this FTCE exam. Access them any time, from any device, so your study time is flexible and fits any schedule.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Once you have reviewed this study guide and successfully completed all of the self-assessment quizzes and exams in the course, you should have mastered all of the objectives you will need to know to take the FTCE Physics 6-12 exam. You should be able to explain theories and laws of thermodynamics, magnetism, electricity and mechanics. In addition, you should be able to:
- Discuss aspects of scientific investigation practices and methodologies
- Understand and apply mathematical concepts relating to physics
- Detail characteristics of and facts about waves and optics
- Provide details about modern physics theories and principles
This course contains 8 individual chapters broken down into 78 video lessons. You have the option to print any of the lesson transcripts to create handy reference materials, and instructors are easily contacted with any questions using a short online form.
FTCE Physics 6-12 Exam Information
If you want to work as a 6th- through 12th-grade physics teacher at a public school in Florida, you'll first need to pass the FTCE Physics 6-12 subject area test. The lessons contained in this guide are designed to correspond with the topics covered in the exam.
- Number of Questions: 90 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2.5 hours
- Exam Cost: $200
FTCE Physics 6-12 Exam Breakdown
|FTCE Physics 6-12 Exam Concept||Percent of the FTCE Physics 6-12 Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Knowledge of the nature of scientific investigation and instruction in physics||7%||6 questions||7|
|Knowledge of the mathematics of physics||8%||7 questions||5|
|Knowledge of thermodynamics||10%||9 questions||15|
|Knowledge of mechanics||27%||24 questions||14|
|Knowledge of waves and optics||18%||16 questions||12|
|Knowledge of electricity and magnetism||20%||18 questions||17|
|Knowledge of modern physics||10%||9 questions||8|
FTCE Physics Test Preparation & Registration
The FTCE is a computer-based test offered through the Florida Department of Education. You must register for the FTCE online, which you can do 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During registration, you'll be able to select which school districts you'd like to receive your test scores. Your scores also can be sent to your alma mater.
Once your registration is complete, you'll receive an admission ticket for the FTCE via email. You'll need to bring this with you the day of the test, along with two current forms of ID, at least one of which must feature your photograph and signature. You'll be able to use a calculator for the FTCE Physics exam; however, it cannot be your own. Your testing center will provide you with a scientific calculator the day of the test.
FTCE Physics Scoring
You must achieve a score of 200 on the FTCE Physics subject area test to qualify for teacher certification. Passing scores are automatically sent to the institutions you request during registration. This will happen within four weeks of your test date; however, you can get unofficial results the day of the test.
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