- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 194
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryWashington state has replaced the WEST Early Childhood Education exam with the National Evaluation Series (NES) Early Childhood Education test. This course's engaging lessons and brief assessment quizzes allow you to review all the information you need to know for the exam.
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About This WEST Early Childhood Education Exam Study Guide
This WEST Early Childhood Education exam has been discontinued and replaced with the NES Early Childhood education exam. This study guide is up-to-date and designed to prepare you for the current version of the NES Early Childhood Education Exam. This course has been developed to cover all of the material you're likely to see on the exam, which is a requirement for teachers seeking an early childhood education endorsement in the state of Washington. The course is completely self-paced, and its online format makes it easy to study whenever you have free time in your schedule.
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WEST Early Childhood Education Exam Course Information
This course coincides specifically with the concepts that you'll encounter on the WEST Early Childhood Education test. As you work through the course, you'll explore essential instructional concepts and strategies, and the course covers the academic subjects that early education teachers should know. By the end of the course, you should be able to complete the following objectives.
Child Development and Learning
- Understand important cognitive and social development in early childhood education
- Interpret various methods of assessment and the benefits of each
- Become familiar with various indoor and outdoor learning environments
Language and Literacy Development
- Become aware of oral language development and how to progress
- Understand how to develop literacy and listening skills
- Understand how to develop reading and reading comprehension
- Be familiar with various factors that might affect the development of language, literacy and reading skills
Learning Across the Curriculum
- Use a variety of instructional methods in reading, art, math, social studies, history and geography
- Recognize the importance of health and safety as it can affect the classroom
- Utilize methods for developing a positive learning environment
Professional Relationships and Responsibilities
- Understand the importance of involving parents and guardians in education
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of early childhood education teachers
- Know how to work with specialized programs for Special Education students
WEST Early Childhood Education Course Format
Divided into 19 chapters, this course's 172 lessons help you review the topics you'll need to know for the WEST Early Childhood Education exam. The course's short lessons come with self-assessment quizzes to help you master the concepts you study.
WEST Early Childhood Education Exam Information
This exam is used for teacher certification purposes in the state of Washington.
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
WEST Early Childhood Education Exam Breakdown
|WEST Early Childhood Education Exam Concept||Percent of the WEST Early Childhood Education Exam||Approximate Number of Questions|
|Child development and learning||21%||32|
|Language and literacy development||29%||43|
|Learning across the curriculum||36%||54|
|Professional relationships and responsibilities||14%||21|
Registering and Preparing for the WEST Early Childhood Education Exam
The test is available year-round on a first come, first served basis, so you'll want to schedule your appointment online as soon as you're ready to take the exam. You will need to create an account on the WEST website before you choose a date. Your test scores will be sent to the institution of your choosing, and they will also be sent to the state agency responsible for your certification.
In this course, you'll examine pertinent developmental milestones and learning theories, instructional methods and guidelines, ethical responsibilities, and more. The lessons have been specially developed to keep you engaged in the learning process. You'll find inviting text and video lessons that help to illustrate the material, and you'll be able to test your knowledge with lesson quizzes and chapter exams. When you're ready to practice for the WEST Early Childhood Education test, you can take the cumulative final exam.
For more information on registering and preparing for the WEST Early Childhood Education exam, check out our WEST Informational Resources.
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