What MTTC Test Do I Take?

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So, you’re preparing to take the MTTC? Welcome! The following article will give you a little information about the MTTC and help you determine what test to take. Knowing which test to take is the first step to passing the MTTC.

Ready? Let’s get started!

What is the MTTC?

The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) is an exam series required for professional teacher licensing in the state of Michigan. The MTTC is governed by the Michigan Department of Education and administered by Pearson VUE test centers. The exam series as a whole consists of different subject-area tests. Each test is designed to identify candidates with a satisfactory level of prerequisite knowledge to succeed as a teacher in Michigan schools.

Who has to take the MTTC?

All new teacher candidates in Michigan are required to pass the MTTC. MTTC exams are the only tests that meet the requirements for teacher certification in Michigan. In addition, teachers who are currently certified in Michigan also have to take MTTC tests to add new subjects to their license. For example, an elementary-level teacher who wants to switch to secondary-level teaching will need to pass the required secondary-level MTTC exams.

What MTTC test do I have to take?

It can be difficult to know which MTTC test to register for, but we have the resources to help.

In-state teacher candidates should contact their Michigan Preparation Provider to determine which test to take. A list of approved Educator Preparation Programs can be found online at the Michigan Department of Education website.

Out-of-state teacher candidates should apply for Michigan certification on the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). After the certification application has been processed and accepted, then MDE will send out an evaluation report that includes MTTC testing requirements.

Once you are sure of the MTTC exam you are required to pass, you can register and start to prepare for the MTTC exam. Good luck!

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Aubrey is a graduate student studying chemical contaminants in marine food webs. She is interested in all things science-y and aims to improve scientific communication by making concepts accessible and fun for interdisciplinary audiences. Aubrey loves to swim, and she once visited all 34 public pools in her Texas hometown in one day.