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Course SummaryThis study guide offers you the opportunity to review concepts in political science, criminal justice and international relations. It is designed to cover material you will be tested on when sitting for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Political Science Test II exam.
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About This Course
What is political science? Who are major political thinkers? How was the U.S. political system developed? These are examples of the type of information you can review when you use this extensive study guide to prepare for the GACE Political Science Test II exam. When you have finished your study of this course, you should have developed a better understanding of the following:
- Basic political science concepts
- American politics and political justice
- Political ideologies and theories
- Political philosophies of major thinkers
- Colonial governments and the early political system
- Aspects of the U.S. Constitution
- Concepts in crime and criminal justice
- Overview of U.S. foreign policy
- Structures of the government
- Local geography and politics
- International relations
- International law and global issues in international relations
About the Exam
The GACE Political Science exam is a two-part exam used by the state of Georgia to measure the professional knowledge of aspiring political science educators. Test II is a computerized test containing 60 selected-response questions in the following subareas: United States Constitution (accounting for 50% of the test); Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and Criminal Justice (30%); and Comparative Politics and International Relations (20%). Candidates are allotted two hours to complete Test II. A score of 220 is considered a passing score for this exam.
GACE Political Science Test II Exam Preparation & Registration
This study guide offers a quick and easily accessible way for you to review all topics addressed on the GACE Political Science Test II exam. Video lessons provide details about government roles and functions; types of political ideologies; constitutional amendments; criminology and crime theories; and globalization and politics. Each lesson is available 24/7 and can be accessed from any device. Lesson transcripts are also printable, so you can create handy reference materials if needed. Short lesson quizzes and chapter exams can be used to test your readiness in answering questions that appear on the GACE Political Science Test II exam.
The first step in registering for this, or any GACE exam, is to create an account on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website. Click on the Reason for Testing link and obtain a state certification ID number. You will need this number when creating a GACE testing account on the ETS website. Complete the registration online or by phone and make payment of exam fees with a debit or credit card, an electronic check or via PayPal.
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