FTCE Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum Exam

The Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum subject examination consists of about 120 multiple-choice questions. Test-takers will receive a test booklet and a separate answer sheet. Question formats will include direct question, sentence completion, data analysis, command, and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.

Each section of the test encompasses competencies and skill areas. Competencies are defined as areas of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for beginning teachers.


Sections include:

  • English-This section consists of 4 core competencies, each with between 2 and 7 skill areas. Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of written and oral language; reading; literature; and the teaching of language arts to middle grade students.
  • General Science-This section consists of 4 core competencies, each with between 4 and 10 skill areas. Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of the nature of science; living things and their environment; the forces of Earth and space; and matter and energy.
  • Mathematics-This section consists of 5 core competencies, each with between 4 and 8 skill areas. Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of number sense, concepts, and operations; data analysis and probability; algebra; geometry; and measurement.
  • Social Science-This section consists of 3 core competencies, each with between 6 and 9 skill areas. Test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of geography, economics, world history, political history, US history and social science methodology.

FTCE Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum Exam Practice Questions

1. Which writing strategy organizes information by real or imaginary physical places?
A. chronological
B. spatial
C. causal
D. sequential

2. Language that goes beyond literal meanings of words and commonly uses imagery, similes, and metaphors is called:
A. tone
B. persuasive
C. figurative
D. foreshadowing

3. The transmission of hereditary characteristics from parent organisms to their children is known as:
A. meiosis
B. Mendelian genetics
C. a dihybrid cross
D. hybridization

4. Which is an abiotic component?
A. bacteria
B. whale
C. air current
D. sea shell

5. A change in frequency and wavelength of a wave caused by the change in distance between the sender and the receiver is called:
A. a Doppler effect
B. spectrum wavelength
C. interference
D. amplitude


Answer Key

1. B
2. C
3. B
4. C
5. A