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The Praxis® Core Math Prep On-Demand or Live Online Courses

Prepare for the Praxis® with UofSC's comprehensive on-demand or live online course with convenient online scheduling. Enjoy all of the interactivity of traditional classroom learning with one big plus - the comfort and convenience of being able to learn from anywhere.

Learn from Anywhere

Learning in our on-demand or live online course is just like being in a classroom without traveling to campus. You will only need access to a computer and the internet. Best of all, it won't require pricey software, new hardware or advanced computer skills. 

Prepare for the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics test (5733). 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!

About the Course

Receive 15 hours of expert classroom instruction on the Core Math section of the Praxis®. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical concepts tested on the Praxis® and prepares you for the questions typically seen on this test. The Praxis® Core Math 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 Math 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 120 days after your last scheduled class session, so you will still have support for your independent practice after class is over.
  • Convenient Scheduling: On-demand and 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:

  • Strategies for determining what the question is asking
  • Approaches to math questions presented in abstract form
  • Tactics for translating difficult real-world word problems into algebraic expressions or equations
  • Review of the mathematical concepts tested on the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5733)

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 and live online courses are 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. Plus, 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 Praxis Core Math prep class is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free application. You need only a high-speed internet connection and speakers or headphones. Check your system for compatibility. 

Course materials will be shipped to the address provided when you register for our course. We recommend registering at least five business days in advance of the course start date to ensure timely delivery of your course materials package. Registering within five business days of the course start or after the course start?
Not a problem. Students will be emailed digital workbook handouts for the class sessions to facilitate participation until their course materials are delivered. 

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.

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

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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: USC 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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