Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson are pleased to announce that computer-based testing for the Communication and Literacy Skills Test of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) will become available as a testing option in April 2010. Registration for computer-based testing will be available on the MTEL web site on April 12, 2010.
There will be two computer-based testing date windows for the Communication and Literacy Skills Test:
- April 22 – 28, 2010
- June 17 – 23, 2010
Additional information about computer-based testing for the Communication and Literacy Skills Test will appear on the MTEL Web site at www.mtel.nesinc.com when registration for the two testing date windows is available on April 12, 2010.
The schedule for the MTEL Workshops is available. Please RSVP with the Office of Student Services at 617-287-7625.
The Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) is a two part exam that is designed to test candidates' ability to read and write with comprehension and clarity as well as measure their knowledge in the subject area in which they would like to teach.
Communications and Literacy
This test is broken down into two subtests: reading and writing. To meet the qualifing score on the Communications and Literacy test, you must meet the qualifing score of 70 on both parts. If you do not pass one of the subtests you can register to take the subtest at any given test administration.
General Curriculum Test and Foundations of Reading Test
Passing scores on these two tests are required of individuals seeking Initial Licensure as an Elementary teacher or a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12). Individuals seeking Initial Licensure as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities at the secondary level may either take the General Curriculum Test or a Subject Matter test in a specific discipline taught at that level.
Subject Matter Tests
These tests consist of multiple-choice items and open-reponse items. The subject matter tests measure proficiency of the subject area at the level required of an educator in the Massacusetts public schools.
MTEL Contact Information
Visit the MTEL website at www.mtel.nesinc.com for internet registration, test objectives, test information booklets, and score reports.
For MTEL updates, test preparation resources, and frequently asked questions: www.doe.mass.edu/mtel
For Commonwealth of Massachusetts teacher regulations, guidelines, and applications for PreK-12 licenses: www.doe.mass.edu/educators
The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for grade and subject levels: www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks