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Course SummaryUse this comprehensive study guide to prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Special Education exam. The course's fun video lessons and practice quizzes can help you get ready for this teacher certification exam at any time that fits your schedule.
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If you're a prospective special education teacher in Arizona, New Mexico or Oregon, you may be required to take the NES Special Education test in order to earn your teacher certification. This convenient online test preparation course helps you review fundamental special education concepts as you get ready for the test. Inside, you'll find engaging video lessons and interactive quizzes that can be accessed on an Internet-connected device. Gain access to the course anytime, and submit questions to our subject-matter experts.
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This course was last updated in 2020.
Syllabus & Course Information
Covering the types of special education topics that appear on the NES Special Education exam, this course examines the learning, cognitive and developmental disabilities that require special education services. You will review ways in which students with special needs are instructed and assessed, and discover how special education classrooms are managed. After you complete your study of this guide, you should have developed the following abilities:
- Understand aspects and stages of human development
- List types of disorders, disabilities and impairments
- Identify legal and ethical factors of special education
- Discuss behavioral assessment and intervention methods
- Describe curriculum planning, student assessment and instructional strategies in special education
- Provide details about technology, communication and social skills development in SPED classrooms
- Discuss transitional practices in special education
- Explain special education classroom management practices
- Detail professional development opportunities for special education teachers
In this course, you'll study 14 chapters that contain a total of 116 lessons. All of the course lessons come with short self-assessment quizzes that you can use to reinforce your knowledge and memorize important special education terms.
NES Special Education (601) Exam Information
The NES Special Education exam is administered in several states to measure the knowledge of aspiring special education teachers seeking certification in this area. Among these states are Oregon, New Mexico and Arizona.
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
NES Special Education (601) Exam Breakdown
|NES Special Education (601) Exam Concept||Percent of the NES Special Education (601) Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Students with disabilities||20%||30||24|
|Assessment and program planning||20%||30||30|
|Learning environments and instructional practices||40%||60||49|
|Foundations and professional practice||20%||30||13|
NES Special Education Exam Preparation & Registration
No other tool offers as quick and comprehensive a review of material covered on the NES Special Education exam as this study guide. You will find lessons concentrating on such topics as IEPs, curriculum accessibility, building communication skills, transition methods, foundations of special education, and types and challenges of disorders and disabilities. You will also review details about assessing student behaviors, managing special education classrooms and collaborative efforts in special education. Short lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device, making it convenient to fit your review time into any schedule. Use self-assessment tools such as lesson quizzes and chapter exams to determine whether you have retained enough information to sit for the NES Special Education exam.
Register for the NES exam by accessing the NES website, selecting your state and creating an account. Complete the online registration process and pay exam fees. Once your registration is processed, you can then schedule your exam on the Pearson VUE website. You will receive a confirmation email from Pearson confirming your test date and time in addition to the address and directions to the test center at which you will take your exam.
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