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MTLE – Practice Test & Information [Updated 2019]

Frequently Asked Questions: Dates, Fees, & More

What are the MTLE exams?

MTLE stands for Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations. Prospective teachers in Minnesota are required to pass specific MTLE exams before obtaining certification.

The MTLE exams are created and administered by Pearson.

Who takes a MTLE exam?

Any person seeking educator certification in Minnesota must take and pass the necessary MTLE exams. Current Minnesota educators wishing to add an additional endorsement to their license must also pass the appropriate MTLE exams.

To see which MTLE exams you need to take, click here.

When and where do I take a MTLE exam?

Most MTLE exams are offered year-round at various times and locations.

For more information about MTLE test dates and sites, click here.

What are the MTLE test fees?

MTLE test fees vary by exam.

For exam-specific test fees, click here.

How are MTLE exams structured?

MTLE exams are computer-based tests (CBT). Tests consist of multiple-choice and/or constructed-response questions. 

What do I need to bring to the test center? 

You must bring one current, government-issued ID document (with your photograph and signature) in English. Make sure your name on your identification matches the name in which you registered. 

How long are the MTLE exams? 

Session length varies by exam.

For exam-specific session lengths, click here.

Can I use a calculator on a MTLE exam?

Some MTLE exams provide an on-screen calculator. 

What are the testing policies for the MTLE exams?

The testing policies for the MTLE vary by exam. Take a look at your specific exam here.

How are the MTLE exams scored?

Each subtest is scored on a scale from 100 to 300, with a passing score of 240.

To see score release dates, click here.

How do I pass a MTLE exam?

To pass an MTLE exam, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.

Can I retake a MTLE exam? 

Yes, you can retake a MTLE exam, but you have to wait 45 days in between testing sessions.

How do I register for a MTLE exam?

You can register online for a MTLE exam right here.

MTLE Practice Test and Study Material

You have access to very basic preparation materials through Pearson; however, these materials are very limited and do not address the exam content in depth (which is what you need to be successful). Take a look at those materials here.

For more thorough preparation, use trusted resources like 240Tutoring to learn and explore content, review practice questions in MTLE study guides, and take full-length practice exams.

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