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Principles of Learning and Teaching:

Early Childhood (0521); Grades K-6 (0522); Grades 5-9 (0523); Grades 7-12 (0524)


For more information on individual test concepts, please visit the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test at a Glance on the ETS Website. For questions regarding the content of the reviews sheets please contact The University of South Dakota.


Theoretical Foundations about How Learning Occurs: How Students Construct Knowledge, Acquire Skills, and Develop Habits of Mind

EPSY 302

EPSY 427

EPSY 440

Human Development in the Physical, Social, Emotional, Moral, Speech/language, and Cognitive Domains


Differences in the Ways Students Learn and Perform


Areas of Exceptionality in Students' Learning


Legislation and Institutional Responsibilities Relating to Exceptional Students


Approaches for Accommodating Various Learning Styles, Intelligences, or Exceptionalities


Understanding the Influence of Individual Experiences, Talents, and Prior Learning, as well as Language, Culture, Family, and Community Values on Students' Learning

EDFN 475

Theoretical Foundations of Human Motivation and Behavior

EPSY 302

Principles of Effective Classroom Management and Strategies to Promote Positive Relationships, Cooperation, and Purposeful Learning

ELED 431

Major Cognitive Processes Associated with Student Learning

ELED 330

ELED 432

EPSY 302

Major Categories, Advantages, and Appropriate Uses of Instructional Strategies

SEED 400

Principles, Techniques, and Methods Associated with Major Instructional Strategies


Methods for Enhancing Student Learning through the Use of a Variety of Resources and Materials

TET 435

Techniques for Planning Instruction


Techniques for Creating Effective Bridges between Curriculum Goals and Students' Experiences


Assessment Strategies

EDER 415

Communication Techniques


Types of Communications and Interactions that Can Stimulate Discussion in Different Ways for Particular Purposes


Types of Resources Available for Professional Development and Learning


Ongoing Personal Reflection on Teaching and Learning Practices as a Basis for Making Professional Decisions


Role of the School as a Resource to the Larger Community


Develop and Utilize Active Partnerships among Teachers, Parents/guardians and Leaders in the Community to Support the Educational Process


Major Laws Related to Students' Rights and Teacher Responsibilities



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