ITBS Practice Test Options

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is a standardized achievement test that is used to assess K-8 students. The test is employed by private schools and several state school systems to compare student performance in basic subjects including mathematics, reading, language arts, social studies and science. Many states have also adopted the ITBS for […]

Special Education Certification

Special education serves students who have a variety of unique needs that may be physical, academic or behavioral. While some special education teachers provide instruction in basic literacy and life skills to students with severe cognitive, emotional and physical impairments, the majority of teachers in this field work with children whose disabilities are in the […]

CBEST: The California Basic Educational Skills Test

If you plan on teaching in California (or possibly Oregon), you may need to take the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). This standardized test measures competency in reading, mathematics and writing skills that are fundamental requirements to be a teacher. Effectively, the CBEST serves the same function as the Praxis II exam does in […]

Bon Crowder, Author and Innovative STEM Educator

Welcome to our Masters in Education series! Check back each week for another profile of an expert educator.  Bon Crowder is an innovative STEM educator who is making strides in the world of math education. She has taught math for over 25 years in a variety of capacities—from tutoring young children to teaching university calculus. […]

Finnish Education in America: What Can We Learn from Finland?

Although everyone seems to agree that the U.S. education system is in drastic need of help, there are few proven solutions for education reform being put forward. An exception is the example of the education system of Finland. The small Nordic country with a population of about 5 million has an education system that is […]

5 Unique Alternative Certification Programs

Looking to teach in a public school after studying or working in a field other than education? It’s never too late if you’re willing to learn. These five alternative teacher certifications will get you into a public school classroom and allow you to earn your professional certification while you are actually teaching. Whether you want […]