Are you a prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Core Exam? Have you already attempted the Praxis Core and not been successful? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this course is for you! You'll develop all the skills you need for the test as we review and prepare for everything it includes.
You'll get familiar with the different types of questions that appear on the reading and writing tests. You'll master the many areas of math that you'll be tested on: number operations, negative numbers, exponents, square roots, order of operations, decimals, fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, systems of measurement, and probability and statistics. To prepare for the two essays, we'll discuss what constitutes high scoring essays. We'll also go through the process of writing each essay in the amount of time allotted.
You'll learn useful test-taking strategies and get plenty of practice questions that are similar to what you'll find on the exam. You'll also have the opportunity to take a full-length practice test in each subject area. Using clear explanations, numerous examples, graphics, animation, and videos, this course will not only prepare you for the Praxis Core, but do so in a way that's fun and interesting. After completing this course, you'll be totally ready to pass the Praxis Core Exam!
Course Revised May 2015
About The Instructor
Nicole Taylor-Buckner has successfully helped prospective teachers prepare for the Praxis I Exam for many years. She received her B.A. from Syracuse University, her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from NYU, and a M.S. in Mathematics from Cleveland State University. Nicole has experience teaching at the high school and college levels, face-to-face, and online. In addition to teaching, she is currently working on her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.