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Ch 13: The US Executive Branch - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam these lessons will help you review the powers, responsibilities and positions of the executive branch of the U.S. federal government.

The US Executive Branch - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy - Chapter Summary

Watch our expert instructors in this series of lesson videos to improve your understanding of the executive branch of the U.S. federal government. After these lessons you should be better prepared for questions on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Political Science/Political Philosophy exam regarding:

  • The roles of the president in the U.S. government
  • Presidential appointees and the appointing process of the executive office
  • National and partisan constituencies and presidential decision making
  • Powers of the president

Take advantage of the versatility of these lessons and watch them on your internet-ready mobile devices when you are away from your computer. Also, fortify your retention of the information presented in them by reading the lesson transcripts. To assess how well you understand the material presented in these lessons, take the lesson quizzes. After these short assessments, use the video tags to return to and review the parts of the lessons that explained the topics you missed.

The US Executive Branch - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy Objectives

Future high school political science teachers in the state of Massachusetts are required to take the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam to demonstrate that they possess the knowledge needed to teach political science and political philosophy. This computer-based exam is composed of a series of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response questions, which are administered in four-hour testing session. Of the material covered by these questions 20% belong to the content domain of U.S. Government and Civics. The material covered in this chapter will help you prepare for questions about the U.S. executive branch of government.

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