MTEL Tests

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (commonly known as the MTEL tests) are administered to individuals seeking professional accreditation in the state of Massachusetts. One or more of the MTEL tests will be mandatory for anyone seeking employment as an educator (e.g. as a teacher, teaching assistant, or vocational instructor) in Massachusetts.

On the day of the exam, you will need to bring your admission ticket, which will contain the test selection, date, site location, and reporting time.

Be sure to verify that the information on this ticket is correct before you arrive for the exam.

Besides your admission ticket, you should also bring several sharpened #2 pencils and two pieces of acceptable identification to the MTEL tests. These pieces of identification need to be current and government-issued, and one of them needs to contain a recent photograph and your signature.

Transparent water bottles are allowed in the examination area.

Your thumbprint will be taken for identification purposes at the site of the MTEL tests. This thumbprint will not be used for any other purpose.

In the testing area, there is no smoking or visitors permitted. In additions, the following items are banned from the sites of MTEL tests: weapons, cell phones, calculators, electronic devices, handwritten or printed materials, food or drink (except for transparent water bottles), packages or purses, slide rules, rulers, and highlighters.

Scientific calculators will be provided for the Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics examinations; the calculator models are posted on the MTEL tests website.


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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: April 5, 2019