Test Selection

The MTEL paper-based test administrations are conducted in morning and afternoon test sessions. Each test session is four hours in length, and candidates may take only one test per session. The morning session has a reporting time of 7:45 a.m. and ends at approximately 12:30 p.m. The afternoon session has a reporting time of 1:15 p.m. and ends at approximately 6:00 p.m.

You may register for one or two tests on each test date. If you are taking the Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test, you may take one subtest or both subtests in one test session. For general information on which tests are required for an Academic (PreK–12) license, please refer to the section on licensure test requirements in "Academic (PreK–12) Education."

The following table lists all MTEL tests offered at paper-based test administrations, and provides the following information:

Test Name & Test Code Test Availability Important Notes
Test Dates A.M. Session P.M. Session
Academically Advanced (52) All test dates check  
Adult Basic Education (55) All test dates check  
Business (19) All test dates check Calculators are prohibited.
Chinese (Mandarin) (29)* Offered only in October and March

Not offered at out-of-state test sessions
check This test includes recorded components; candidates who arrive late will not be admitted.
French (26) All test dates

Not offered at out-of-state test sessions
check This test includes recorded components; candidates who arrive late will not be admitted.
German (27)* Offered only in October and March

Not offered at out-of-state test sessions
check This test includes recorded components; candidates who arrive late will not be admitted.
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (21) All test dates check  
Italian (30)* Offered only in October and March

Not offered at out-of-state test sessions
check This test includes recorded components; candidates who arrive late will not be admitted.
Latin and Classical Humanities (15) All test dates check  
Middle School Humanities (50) All test dates check  
Music (16) All test dates check This test includes recorded components; candidates who arrive late will not be admitted.
Political Science/Political
Philosophy (48)
All test dates check  
Portuguese (32)* Offered only in October and March

Not offered at out-of-state test sessions
check This test includes recorded components; candidates who arrive late will not be admitted.
Russian (31) Offered only in October and March

Not offered at out-of-state test sessions
check This test includes recorded components; candidates who arrive late will not be admitted.
Spanish (28) All test dates

Available at out-of-state test sessions in Miami and Los Angeles only
check This test includes recorded components; candidates who arrive late will not be admitted.
Speech (44) All test dates check  
Technology/Engineering (33) All test dates check Formula page(s) are provided.

Calculators are prohibited.
Theater (45) All test dates check  
Visual Art (17) All test dates check  
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test (91):
  • reading subtest
  • writing subtest
All test dates check You may take one or both subtests at a given test session.

*Score reporting of this newly redeveloped test will be delayed for the March 1, 2014, administration, pending the setting of standards.