The MTEL Political Science and Political Philosophy Test assesses test candidates' depth of understanding in six subareas through both multiple-choice questions and open-response exercises.
In total, the multiple-choice questions account for 80% of the final score. The subarea of Political Philosophy contributes 15%, as does Comparative Government and International Relations. Two additional subareas, U.S. Government and Civics, and History, each add 20% to the final score. The final multiple-choice category, Geography and Economics, adds the remaining 10% to the MTEL Political Science and Political Philosophy Test score.
The open-response section addresses the sixth category, Integration of Knowledge and Understanding. In this portion of the MTEL Political Science and Political Philosophy Test, candidates will respond to writing prompts in two brief essays in order to demonstrate their ability to grasp abstract concepts in political science and political philosophy, as well as to apply abstractions to practical situations.
1. What does political philosophy study?
2. In what year was the Monroe Doctrine proposed?
3. Name a country that is an example of non-communist socialism.
4. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a republic form of government?
5. What does the study of cultural geography include?
Last Updated: 04/23/2012