The AEPA Special Education: Early Childhood Exam consists of three parts, measuring a person’s qualifications for teaching young children with special needs in the Arizona public schools.
The first part is Understanding Young Children with Special Needs, worth 30%. Answers to questions will show your understanding of the developmental significance of disabilities, medical and physical aspects, and the evaluation and placement of children in multidisciplinary teams.
The second part, Promoting Young Children’s Development and Learning, 50%, examines knowledge of strategies to create a safe and effective learning environment; increase competence and self-discipline; foster physical, social, emotional, and communication development; and promote learning skills.
The last section, Working in a Collaborative Learning Community, is worth 20%. This section tests your knowledge of the AzEIP (Arizona Early Intervention Program) and using links with family, school, community, and professionals to enhance child development.