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Passing the Special Education TExES Exam: Keys to Certification and Exceptional Learners

by Elaine L Wilmore Corwin Press
Pub Date:
10/2013
ISBN:
9781452285955
Format:
Pbk 184 pages
Price:
AU$76.00 NZ$80.00
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This book is written to address the Texas certification examination for special education teachers (TExES). All teachers must pass this exam to receive special education certification, and a school cannot hire a candidate without this certification if there is a candidate who has it. The book aligns directly with the Texas State Board of Educator Certification domains and competencies, which are aligned with the Texas Administrative Code standards. The author has years of experience in TExES test development and in providing popular, successful, and inspiring TExES preparation seminars at multiple universities and training sites around the state. The student development concepts upon which TExES is constructed is written in a down-to-earth manner utilizing real life stories for practical application and will allow the reader to connect theory with actual practice.

Section I: Knowledge, Skills, and DispositionsChapter 1. Welcome! An Overview of the Texas Learner - Centered Domains and Competencies Idealistic Teaching: A Skill or An Art? Getting Started The 'Guess My Favorite' FeatureSection II: Domains and Competencies for the EC-12 and Supplemental Special Education TExES ExamDomain I: Understanding Individuals With Disabilities and Evaluating Their NeedsChapter 2. Understanding and Applying Knowledge and Characteristics of Students with Disabilities Domain I: Understanding Individuals with Disabilities and Evaluating Their Needs Domain Key Concepts: Student Characteristics, Assessment, and Evaluation Competency: 001 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberChapter 3. Formal and Informal Assessment and Evaluation for Instructional Decision Making Domain I: Understanding Individuals with Disabilities and Evaluating Their Needs Domain Key Concepts: Student Characteristics, Assessment, and Evaluation Competency: 002 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberDomain II: Promoting Student Learning and DevelopmentChapter 4. Understanding and Applying Knowledge of Procedures for Planning Instruction Domain II: Promoting Student Learning and Development Domain Key Concepts: Instructional Strategies, Student Achievement and Behavior, Transition Issues Competency: 003 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberChapter 5. Understanding and Applying Knowledge and Procedures for Teaching with Assistive Technology Competency Domain II: Promoting Student Learning and Development Domain Key Concepts: Instructional Strategies, Student Achievement and Behavior, Transition Issues Competency: 004 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberChapter 6. Promoting Educational Performance in All Content Areas, Settings, and Situation Domain II: Promoting Student Learning and Development Domain Key Concepts: Instructional Strategies, Student Achievement and Behavior, Transition Issues Competency: 005 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberChapter 7. Understanding and Applying Issues and Procedures for Teaching Appropriate Behavioral and Social Skills Domain II: Promoting Student Learning and Development Domain Key Concepts: Instructional Strategies, Student Achievement and Behavior, Transition Issues Competency: 006 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberChapter 8. Understanding and Applying Knowledge of Transition Issues and Procedures Domain II: Promoting Student Learning and Development Domain Key Concepts: Instructional Strategies, Student Achievement and Behavior, Transition Issues Competency: 007 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberDomain III: Promoting Student Achievement in English Language Arts and Reading and in MathematicsChapter 9. Promoting Student Performance in English Language Arts and Reading Domain III: Promoting Student Achievement in English Language Arts and Reading and in Mathematics Domain Key Concepts: English, Language Arts, and Mathematics Competency: 008 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberChapter 10. Promoting Student Performance in Mathematics Domain III: Promoting Student Achievement in English Language Arts and Reading and in Mathematics Domain Key Concepts: English, Language Arts, and Mathematics Competency: 009 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberDomain IV: Foundations and Professional Roles and ResponsibilitiesChapter 11. Understanding the Philosophical, Historical, and Legal Foundations of Special Education Domain IV: Foundations and Professional Roles and Responsibilities Domain Key Concepts: Communication, Collaboration, Ethical and Legal Issues Competency: 010 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberChapter 12. Professional Roles and Responsibilities Domain IV: Foundations and Professional Roles and Responsibilities Domain Key Concepts: Communication, Collaboration, Ethical and Legal Issues Competency: 010 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberChapter 13. Communication and Collaboration Domain IV: Foundations and Professional Roles and Responsibilities Domain Key Concepts: Communication, Collaboration, Ethical and Legal Issues Competency: 012 The Special Education Teacher Knows How toa¦ Guess My Favorites Important Points to RememberSection III: Comparison and Contrasts of Domain and Competencies for the EC a 12 Special Education TExES Exam and the Supplemental Special Education TExES ExamChapter 14. Comparison of Competencies between the EC a 12 and the Supplemental Special Education TExES ExamsSection IV: The Real Deal: Practical ApplicationChapter 15. Test Taking Strategies Watch Your aSherryas!a The Dot Game: Psychological and Time Management The Dog and Star Game: Making Good Choices 'Multiple a Multiples:a Follow the Process!Chapter 16. Creating a Personal Success Plan Tips for Repeat Test Takers Tips for 'Out of State' Test Takers How to Prepare From Now till Test Taking Week How to Prepare The Week of the Test What to Do, and Not Do, the Night Before the Test What to Do, and Not Do, the Morning of the Test Living Your Life After the TestChapter 17. Forever and Ever, Amen Bringing it All Together Some Last Reminders Ace This Test!Chapter 18. Suggested Additional Reading Domain I: Understanding Students With Disabilities and Evaluating Their Needs Domain II: Promoting Student Learning and Development Domain III: Promoting Student Achievement in English, Language Arts, and Mathematics Domain IV: Foundations and Professional Roles and ResponsibilitiesAppendix A: Texas Administrative Code Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas EducatorsAppendix B: Council for Exceptional Children Code of EthicsAppendix C: Council for Exceptional Children Professional Standards and Practice Throughout the CareerReferences

"This book is an excellent resource, not only for those pursuing the EC-12 Special Education TExES Exam, but also for educational leaders. The text thoroughly reviews fundamental concepts, provides great strategies, and includes realistic and humorous scenarios. An outstanding, enjoyable and easy read."
Dr. Elaine Wilmore is a former public school teacher, counselor, elementary, and middle school principal before she moved to higher education. She has extensive background in everything from Early Childhood Education to creating and leading doctoral programs. She currently serves as a Doctoral Dissertation Adviser for Nova Southeastern University. She has formerly served as a Professor, Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She has previously served at Dallas Baptist University as Assistant Vice President for Educational Networking and Program Director for the M.Ed. and, again, the implementing director of the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Before that Dr. Wilmore served as Special Assistant to the Dean for NCATE Accreditation, Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and founder of all initial Educational Leadership graduate programs at UTA including the innovative field-based and grant funded Educational Leadership UTA which received national acclaim and the Scholars of Practice program. While at UTA she also served as Director of University Program Development where she developed and was the original Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee for the College of Education. Dr. Wilmoreas respect amongst those in higher education has led her to serve as a tenure reviewer in four states and a manuscript and proposal reviewer for untold conferences and professional journals.