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The Praxis® Core Verbal Prep Online Course

Prepare with our comprehensive online Praxis® Core Verbal on-demand prep course. This on-demand course includes all required course materials, a proven format, and online
support resources in one convenient, affordable package. 

Learn from Anywhere

Prepare for the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading (5713) and Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing (5723) tests. We will help you improve your skills, confidence, and score, all of which increase your chance of admission into the teacher preparation program of your choice! This comprehensive course includes an overview of the reading skills and writing conventions tested on the Praxis® Core Reading and Writing exams and prepares you for the questions typically seen on these tests. 

You can take the course from anywhere as long as you have a computer and the internet. Best of all, it won't require pricey software, new hardware or advanced computer skills. 

About the Course

With the on-demand class, you get our digital course materials and 120 days of access to our online portal, which includes recordings of experienced instructors teaching the workbook modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, and online office hours, where you can chat with a live instructor. You choose the schedule, the order, the
location, and the timing of your Praxis preparation!

  • Expert Instructors: Our test-prep instructors are highly trained professionals. Our experienced instructors know the Praxis and care about helping you achieve your goal.
  • Proven Strategies:  The University of South Carolina's curriculum was developed by test-prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success.
  • Superior Materials:  The On-Demand Praxis® Core Verbal Prep Class includes a digital course workbook that provides topic review, strategy modeling, and sample questions for practice.
  • Value:  The course fee includes all course materials, access to online resources, and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.

Topics include:

  • Recognizing and correcting written communication errors that typically appear on the test
  • Correctly using and citing outside resources in research essays
  • Writing an organized, coherent essay in a limited time
  • Skimming longer passages for key information
  • Scanning for key words in passages to locate relevant information
  • Identifying and answering the types of reading comprehension questions that typically appear on the test

The Online Experience

It isn't unusual to have questions about online learning. We've answered some of the most common here for you. If you have additional questions or need more information, you can ask an expert.

The on-demand online course is very similar to a classroom format. We use the same curriculum and materials, and the same proven strategies to help you succeed on the exam. 

With the on-demand class, you get our course materials and 120 days of access to our online portal, which includes recordings of experienced instructors teaching the workbook modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, and online office hours, where you can chat with a live instructor. 

All you need to participate in the on-demand class is access to high speed internet on a computer with speakers (or headphones). Access to office hours requires Adobe Connect, a free application. We recommend you run a diagnostic test to ensure Adobe Connect will run smoothly on your computer.  Please use this link to run this diagnostic test on the computer you plan to use for the course.

Request a Custom Praxis Prep Class or Presentation 

UofSC also offers customized Praxis® prep programs for schools, nonprofit organizations and community groups. If you are an academic advisor, program director, admissions department, or community leader and would like details about our custom programs or would like to request a presentation, please call our team 803-777-9444 or email us at testprep@sc.edu


Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
Praxis Core Verbal Prep Online On-Demand
Asynchronous-You start on date best for you

Pre-recorded sessions-you watch on your schedule
5 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: An email will be sent to you to schedule your on-demand live online course. Asynchronous-You start on date best for you. Sessions are pre-recorded or prepared in advance. Materials including information on accessing the class will be mailed to you 1-2 weeks before class starts.
Start on your own schedule! – Ends on your own schedule!$159.00

 

Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: UofSC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.


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