Passing the PRAXIS II Art Content Knowledge exam (0133) is a certification requirement in some states for public school art teachers. Most candidates who take it have bachelor’s degrees in art education or art, and most have finished, or are in the process of finishing, their teaching practicum.
When taking the PRAXIS II Art: Content Knowledge Exam, candidates have two hours to answer 120 multiple-choice questions about three major areas of art study: the making of art; traditions in art, architecture, design, and the making of artifacts; and art criticism and aesthetics. About 47 questions (or 39 percent of the test) focus on making art; approximately 43 (36 percent) deal with traditions; and roughly 30 (25 percent) concern criticism and aesthetics.
Art and art education majors who plan to become art teachers are often required to pass the PRAXIS II Art: Content, Traditions, Criticism, and Aesthetics (0132) exam as a certification requirement. The hour-long test consists of three essays, one in each of the following areas: criticism and aesthetics; global traditions in art, architecture, and design; and the content of works of art.