The Music and Theater tests have undergone updating; the updated tests will be administered beginning in the fall of 2015. The test objectives for the updated tests are now available. Read more.
Eyeglasses with recording devices are not allowed in test centers. Read more.
A computer-based test center at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, MA, is now available for select tests on the following dates: Dec. 6, 2014, Mar. 7, 2015, June 6, 2015, Sept. 12, 2015, and Dec. 5, 2015.
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The MTEL website has been redesigned to be easier to use, and friendly to view, whether you're on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Use the main navigation at the top of the page to find out about:
Tests: Learn about your testís format, when and where you can test, test fees, your test appointment, and more
Prepare: Access preparation materials for your test
Register: Register for your test, or reschedule your test appointment
Get Results: Access your test results online
Policies: Review all of the testing policies and rules
Or get started by using the dropdown right on the home page to find out all about the test you are taking!
New Tests Offered on Computer Beginning in September
Beginning September 1, 2014, computer-based testing (CBT) is available for the following
MTEL tests, in addition to those currently offered on computer. These tests will
be available only on computer. Paper-based administrations of these MTEL tests are
no longer available.
Academically Advanced (52)
Adult Basic Education (55)
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (21)
Latin and Classical Humanities (15)
Middle School Humanities (50)
Political Science/Political Philosophy (48)
Visual Art (17)
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test (91)
Russian Test Update
The Russian test has undergone updating. The first administration of the updated test is October 25, 2014. Review information about the updated test, including preparation materials.
Test Center Rules
When you register for the MTEL, you agree to comply with all the rules set forth on the current program website, including the Rules of Test Participation and as described in the rules communicated to you at the test center. Violation of test center rules, including the possession or use of prohibited materials during a test session, may result in the voiding of your test results.
The following are not allowed at the test center:
Smoking and the use of all tobacco products
Visitors, including relatives, children, and friends
Weapons of any kind
Accessing Prohibited Materials: We encourage you NOT to bring any prohibited materials, listed below, with you to the test center. If you do bring any of these materials (or additional items including large jewelry, watches, wallets, and purses), you will be required to leave them outside the testing area, in a secure area, or in your vehicle. You will not be allowed to access these items during the test.
Leaving the Test Center: You are NOT allowed to leave the test center building during the test session.
Headphones and/or earplugs are available at CBT test centers upon request.
Cell phones (possession or use of)
Electronic communication devices, visual or audio recording or listening devices, or any device with an on/off option (possession or use of), including, but not limited to, MP3 players, PDAs, tablets, computers, CD players, removable storage devices, calculator watches, clocks or watches with alarms, spellcheckers, etc. Note that watches of any kind are prohibited at CBT centers.
Eyeglasses with communication and recording devices; note that during the check-in process you may be asked to remove any pair of eyeglasses for a visual inspection, but the test center proctor will not touch or otherwise handle your glasses
Calculators and calculator manuals
Handwritten or printed materials, such as dictionaries, notebooks, scratch paper, textbooks, etc.
Hats or headwear, except those being worn for religious or medical purposes
Packages and bags of any kind, such as purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc.
Food and drink, including chewing gum
Unauthorized aids, such as slide rules, rulers, translation aids, highlighters, etc.
Medication that you stored in a secure area can be accessed during the test session with permission from the proctor.
For paper-based testing only, water can be brought into the testing room. Water must be in approved containers.
For paper-based tests, water bottles may be allowed in the testing room, provided they are clear, do not have a label, have a secure lid, and are stored under your seat, not on your desk, during testing.
For computer-based tests, water bottles are NOT allowed in the testing room, but may be stored in a locker outside of the testing room during the test.