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Students Prepare for Praxis

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"I came back to school after 20 years of staying home with my kids, and I just saw the need in the classroom."

"I'd love to teach in an elementary classroom...I'd love to teach abroad."

Veronica Fralick and Kathy Kirkland are students at LSUA. They're near the end of their coursework before graduating and becoming certified teachers, but they must pass one final exam: The PRAXIS.

It's a timed test in reading, writing, math and teaching principles; all of the essentials for a teacher.

"The number one question is, is it easier than the ACT, and I would say, a little..."

Dr. Arlene Duos, Program Coordinator of Education for LSUA, says that just like any other big test, preparation is key.

"Going in, and not studying or preparing for the test, because it is not cheap, could be risky. Some students go in and take it, just to see where they fall...for other students, money is more valuable so they choose to attend one of our free workshops."

"That's really what helped me, and I would encourage anyone to take advantage of whatever you have on your campus that helps you out."

PRAXIS Workshops are offered on the campus throughout the year. Retired exams and feedback from Education graduates helps a lot.

"At LSUA, all education majors receive PRAXIS assistance, and pass all their required exams the first go-round."

Veronica and Kathy are success stories as well. They're on their way to passing all parts of the exam, and one step closer to doing what they love.

"Don't get discouraged, and try to go in with a positive attitude. Prepare as much as you can, to get an idea of what may be asked on the PRAXIS."

The next paper version of the exam on LSUA's campus is set for March 10, 2012.

Click on the links below to contact LSUA, and learn more about the Praxis exam.

http://www.ets.org/praxis/la

http://www.lsua.edu/

 

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