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Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

NATIONAL EVALUATION SYSTEMS
Phone: (413) 256.2876
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays (EST)
1-800-823-9225 (automated information system - available 24 hours a day)
http://www.mttc.nesinc.com/

MTTC Tests Required for Elementary Level Teacher Certification

Professional Readiness Exams (PRE) in Reading, Writing, and Math - Must be taken and successfully completed prior to filing an application to the Elementary Teacher Education Program. Applications for the program are accepted during the months of August/September for the following Winter Semester and December/January for the following Fall Semester.

Elementary Education - It is strongly recommended that the MTTC test in Elementary Education be taken during the semester of student teaching but not any earlier than the end of the third semester of professional studies. Elementary Special Education majors should take upon successful completion of third semester studies and the successful completion of advanced methods in the declared endorsement area.

Elementary Education Majors - It is strongly recommended that the MTTC test in the elementary education major declared be taken when all coursework requirements for the major are complete or during the semester of student teaching.

Subject Area Minors - Candidates who want to teach in one or both of their subject area minors in grades 6-8 must successfully complete the MTTC in their subject area minor(s). It is highly recommended that the test(s) be taken upon successful completion of all courses required for the minor(s). Early Childhood major should see their faculty adviser before registering for the MTTC Early Childhood test.

Elementary Education Subject Area Majors (K-8)
MTTC Tests

Test
Code

Endorsement
Code

Autism Spectrum Disorder

064

SV

Cognitive Impairment

056

SA

Elementary Education

103

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Early Childhood Education (General & Special Education)

106

ZS

English as a Second Language

086

NS

French

023

FA
Integrated Science (Elementary)

093

DI
Language Arts (Elementary) 090 BX

Study Guide (223kB)

089

EX

Social Studies (Elementary)

105

RX

SpanishStudy Guide (303kB)

028

FF


MTTC ON-LINE
On-line registration for MTTC is available at www.mttc.nesinc.com. Please refer to the website for additional information on location of test(s), preparing for the test(s); what to expect the day of the test(s), test objectives, and practice questions for the MTTC Professional Readiness Exams.

MTTC content area tests are offered in a paper-based and computer-based format throughout the year. Candidates will receive a score report approximately one month after the test has been taken. It is important that the candidate maintain their original copy of the score report in a secure file for easy access. If the score report is misplaced, candidates will have to request a new copy from National Evaluation Systems, Inc. which administers the test. It takes approximately six to eight weeks.

MTTC TEST PREPARATION VIDEO

REPORTING SCORES TO SVSU
MTTC scores must be submitted to SVSU electronically; select institution code #24 when registering to take the test to ensure that SVSU receives the scores for the Professional Readiness Exam and content area test results.