Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CRN 2354    EDUC I 5006
Dates: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – September 16, 2014
Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Room N004
Cost: $250
Instructor: Lecia Allman

The Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) measures basic reading, writing and mathematics skills for all candidates seeking entry into a teacher education program. Connecticut state law requires all individuals seeking formal admission to a teacher education program or certification in Connecticut to take and pass the Praxis I tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

This 6-session course will provide specific test taking strategies for reading comprehension, mathematics, sentence correction, and essay writing. Each session is 2 hours in length.

Sample Syllabus
Typically, students will receive approximately 2.5 hours of reading comprehension, 5 hours of mathematics, 2.5 hours of sentence correction, and 2 hours of essay writing instruction and practice. Detailed information about the test application process will also be provided. Subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

Session 1     Reading Comprehension
Session 2    Math / Reading Comprehension
Session 3    Sentence Correction
Session 4    Math / Sentence Correction
Session 5    Essay Writing            
Session 6    Math


About the instructor
Lecia Allman currently works as a contract instructor, trainer, and tutor. She has trained teachers on Orton-Gillingham based instructional reading methods for challenged, dyslexic, and autistic students; she has also taught critical and analytical thinking mastery, time management, and essay writing as well as tutored LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SAT, ACT, PRAXIS exams, English, Math, and Reading. Lecia has 15 years experience teaching all sections of LSAT/GMAT/GRE/MCAT/SAT/ACT/PRAXIS/MTTC/Bar Exam/ Math, Logical and Critical reasoning, and Orton-Gillingham based Reading Instruction Methods. She has 14 years experience in written and oral communications (such as internal/external presentations, large and small groups). She also has written curriculum and course content, seminar/workshop material, speeches, train the trainer, and brochures.