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Certification Requirements

Elementary Subject Area Tests

MTTC #103 Elementary Education is required for all students earning an elementary teaching certificate. This test was formerly test #83. Either test #83 or test #103 will be required for elementary certification. It is recommended that the test be taken the semester prior to student teaching.

Subject area tests in your major and minor areas can be taken to add endorsements to your elementary teaching certificate. Depending on your major or minors, you could add Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, or an endorsement to teach grades 6-8 in specific subjects. Test numbers for endorsements are listed below. If you are unsure of which test to take, please ask an academic advisor.

Elementary Programs

MTTC #

Early Childhood 82
English as Second Language 86
French Language 23
German Language 24
Health 43
Integrated Science 93
Language Arts Group 90
Mathematics 89
Reading 05
Social Studies Group 84
Spanish Language 28
Technology & Design 88

A good time to take the MTTC tests is when you have completed 90% of the coursework required for the endorsement that you wish to teach.

Paper-based MTTC subject area tests are administered every year in January, April, July, October and November. MTTC #83 Elementary Education is also offered as a computer-based test in December, February, March, May, June, August and September. See the MTTC web site at www.mttc.nesinc.com for dates, costs, locations, study guides and registration materials.

Secondary/K-12 Subject Area Tests

MTTC subject area tests for both your major and minor are required in order to be certified (except for those programs that do not require a minor). These tests should be taken just before or during your student teaching semester. Be sure to take the correct test; test numbers for endorsements are listed below. If you are unsure of which test to take, please ask an academic advisor.

Secondary Programs

MTTC #

Biology 17
BMMT 98
Chemistry 18
Communication & Theater Arts 04
Computer Science 50
Earth Science 20
Economics 07
Language, Literature & Writing 02
French 23
Geography 08
German 24
Health 43
History 09
Integrated Science 94
Japanese Lang. & Culture 100
Mathematics 22
Music Education 99
Physical Education 44
Physics 19
Physical Science 97
Political Science 10
Psychology 11
Social Studies 84
Spanish 28
Technology & Design Education 88
Visual Arts Education 95

A good time to take the MTTC tests is when you have completed 90% of the coursework required for the endorsement that you wish to teach.

Paper-based MTTC subject area tests are administered every year in January, April, July, October and November at a number of testing sites throughout the state. See the MTTC web site at www.mttc.nesinc.com for dates, costs, locations, study guides and registration materials.

Special Education

Special education candidates need to pass at least two subject area tests, as appropriate to their program of study, in order to be recommended for licensure.

  • You must pass the special education test for your major area: CI/MI (#56), EI (#59), POHI (#58), VI (#61), HI (#62), or SLI (#57).
  • If you are earning an elementary certificate, you must take the Elementary Education test (#83). If you want to be certified to teach middle school, grades 6-8 in your minor area, you must take the subject area test for the elementary minor.
  • If you are earning a secondary certificate, you must take the subject area test in the secondary minor.

Please contact a Special Education advisor, 128 Porter Building, 734.487.3300, for additional information.

Paper-based MTTC subject area tests are administered every year in January, April, July, October and November at a number of testing sites throughout the state. See the MTTC web site at www.mttc.nesinc.com for dates, costs, locations, study guides and registration materials.

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