A high score on the AEPA Professional Knowledge-Secondary Exam demonstrates the capability to teach in Arizona public schools. The exam is measured in three areas.
Student Development and Learning is worth 36% of the score and includes an understanding of human development and how it relates to learning processes and styles. The test taker answers questions about factors that impact student development and how to use these to create a learning environment in diverse student environments.
The second part is Instructional Planning and Management, 45%. This section contains questions about instructional methods and curriculum development. Also included are understanding assessments, teaching literacy, and promoting proper behavior and social skills.
The Professional Environment section, 19%, asks about establishing and maintaining relationships with those in the community and in homeschool setting, as well as professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities of the teacher.