Teacher and Administrator Certification
Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
MTTC - Professional Readiness Exam (formerly Basic Skills Test) #96
Successful completion of all three sections (reading, writing, math) of the MTTC - Professional Readiness Exam (formerly Basic Skills Test) is required for admission to WMU's upper professional level courses and for Michigan teacher certification.
Free resources for Professional Readiness Exam (formerly Basic Skills Test) Preparation
MTTC - Subject Tests
Currently, a Michigan Secondary Provisional
Certificate is valid for teaching in subject areas
(major and minor) grades 6-12, unless the major is designed
for grades K-12; an Elementary Provisional Certificate is
valid for teaching all subjects in grades kindergarten
to fifth grade and kindergarten to eighth grade teaching
all subjects in a self-contained classroom (where the majority
of instruction is provided by one teacher) and grades
6-8 in which the applicant has completed a major or minors(s).
- Public Act 282 (1992) amends PA 267 (1986) and mandates that persons seeking certification for the first time will pass
the appropriate subject area test(s) in the major and minor
areas of preparation (regardless of areas in which they will
intern teach) prior to certification. You must add the appropriate subject to your certificate within five years of program completion and testing. If you fail to be endorsed within this time period, you will need to have your program reviewed and re-test.
- The Elementary Education test is mandatory
for all students seeking elementary certification including
all Special Education students.
MTTC & MDE Resources for Subject Test Preparation:
- Prepare for the MTTC
- General info on the tests and how to prepare
- Test Objectives for each test
- Study Guides for each test
- A test preparation video
- Practice Tests
- Prepare for the MTTC – Michigan Department of Education Suggestions
Other Helpful Resources