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The Praxis® Core Verbal Prep Online Course

Prepare with our comprehensive online Praxis® Core Verbal on-demand prep course led by a live expert instructor.  Enjoy all of the interactivity of traditional classroom learning with on big plus - the comfort and convenience of being able to learn at home or at work.

Learn from Anywhere

Learning in our on-demand live, online course is just like being in a classroom without traveling to campus. 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. 

You'll regularly meet your instructor online in a live interactive classroom setting and have access to office hours in case you have questions. The sessions are recorded so you can review the material from previous sessions at your convenience for up to 120 days after the course ends.. 

This affordable and comprehensive course is offered in an easy live online format multiple times per year. The class meets on a regular schedule with each class lasting two to three hours.


About the Course

Our expert instructors 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! You'll receive 10 hours of expert classroom instruction on the Core Verbal section of the Praxis.  This comprehensive course includes a review of the verbal concepts tested on the Praxis and prepares you for the questions typically seen on this test. 

The Praxis® Core Verbal Prep Class includes expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, and online support resources in one convenient, affordable package.

  • 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 Praxis® Core Verbal Prep Class includes a course workbook that provides topic review, strategy modeling, and sample questions for practice.
  • Online Support: Our online support package for Praxis classes includes access to recordings of all class modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, targeted skills practice, and online office hours. Access to online resources continues for 30 days after your last day of class, so you will still have support for your independent practice after class is over.
  • Convenient Scheduling: Live-online classes provide alternative schedules and the added benefit of taking the class from anywhere in the world.
  • 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

Course Syllabus

Session 1:  Reading comprehension overview; Skimming and answering global questions
Session 2:  Local questions; Logic questions
Session 3:  Errors in writing: Writing conventions
Session 4:  Writing conventions (cont.); Argumentative Essay; Research Essay


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 the classroom format. We use the same curriculum and materials, and the same proven strategies to help you succeed on the exam. You're able to interact with your instructor in real-time with our expert instructors and to re-watch the recordings of your class sessions. 

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. You choose the schedule, the order, the location, and the timing of your Praxis preparation!

The live-online class uses software called Adobe Connect. This software allows you to view and hear the instructor, share documents, and interact with the instructor and other students. While the instructor uses a microphone to broadcast voice over Internet protocol (VOIP), students do not need a microphone or camera to participate. Students can simply type questions and answers into a chat box. Some modules also feature quizzes.

Most online classes are asynchronous, meaning they're pre-recorded or prepared in advance. Students work through the classes at their own pace or are provided with a new module to review on their own each week. Live-online classes are led by a live instructor who is there to teach the class and answer questions in real-time; just like in a traditional classroom setting.

All you need to participate in the live-online class is access to high speed internet on a computer with speakers (or headphones).  Our virtual classroom application is Adobe Connect.  We recommend that 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.

The live-online class supports interaction with instructors and other students in many ways. You'll be able to ask questions and make comments using the chat feature. In addition, the course will utilize quiz features that allow you to answer questions. You will also have access to your instructor by phone and email, just as you would in a traditional classroom setting.

The live sessions will be recorded and available for streaming. The streaming video will be available shortly after the scheduled meeting date and will be accessible for 30 days after the session. 

No. The class includes the same textbook and workbook as the traditional classroom course. A copy of the textbook and workbook will be available for pick up at our office or will be mailed to you about one week before the class begins.


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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