Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

A person seeking Michigan teacher certification must pass the appropriate subject area test(s). The Elementary Education test (#103) is mandatory for all students seeking Elementary certification including all Early Childhood and Special Education students.

MTTC website: www.mttc.nesinc.com

Subject area tests

WMU PROGRAM

MICHIGAN TESTING FIELD & ENDORSEMENT CODE

TEST #

Arabic

Arabic (Modern Standard) (FK)2

102

Art Education

Visual Arts Education (LQ)

95

Biology

Biology (DA)

17

Business Education

Business, Management, Marketing & Technology (GQ)

98

Chemistry

Chemistry (DC)

18

Chinese

Chinese (Mandarin) (FR)2

101

 Counselor Education: School Counseling

(Must complete Master’s)

School Counselor (NT)

51

Early Childhood (Undergraduate Minor or Master’s)

Early Childhood Education (General and Special Education) (ZS) 

106 

Earth Science 

Earth/Space Science (DH) 

 20

Elementary Education  

Elementary Education (ZG) 

 103

English (Secondary) 

English (BA) 

02 

English as a Second Language 

English as a Second Language (NS) 

86 

Family & Consumer Sciences Education 

Family & Consumer Sciences (KH) 

40 

French 

French (FA)2 

23 

Geography 

Geography (CB) 08

08 

German 

German (FB)2

24 

Health Education 

Health (MA) 

43 

History (Secondary) 

History (CC) 

09 

Industrial and Technology Education 

Industrial Technology (TE) 

87 

Integrated Science (Elementary) 

Integrated Science (Elementary) (DI) 

93 

Integrated Science (Secondary) 

Integrated Science (Secondary) (DI) 

94 

Japanese 

Japanese (FL)2

100 

Language Arts (Elementary) 

Language Arts (Elementary) (BX) 

90 

Latin 

Latin (FD) 

26 

Literacy Studies (Must complete Master’s) 

Reading Specialist (BR) 

92 

Mathematics (Elementary) 

Mathematics (Elementary) (EX) 

89 

Mathematics (Secondary) 

Mathematics (Secondary) (EX) 

22 

Music Education 

Music (JQ) 

99 

Physical Education 

Physical Education (MB)

44 

Physical and Health Education 

Health and Physical Education (MC) 

112 & 113

Physical Education/Adapted 

Physical Education for Students W/ Disabilities (SP) 

 No Test

Physics 

Physics (DE) 

19

Political Science 

Political Science (CD)  

10

Social Studies (Elementary) 

Social Studies (Elementary) (RX) 

105

Social Studies (Secondary) 

Social Studies (Secondary) (RX) 

84

Spanish 

Spanish (FF) 2 

28

Special Education

 

 

Autism 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (SV) 

64

Emotional Impairment

Emotional Impairment (SE)

[Test number will change to 116 in summer 2021. Can use

valid #59 or #116]3,4

59

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities (SM) (New test number in January 2020)

[Can use valid MTTC #63 or #114]3,4

 

Visual Impairment

Visually Impaired (SK) 

61

 
  • Notes

    1. No two-letter code will appear on your teaching certificate for this endorsement; instead, the grade level will be described in words.

    2. World Language MTTCs are not offered every month; check the MTTC website for availability. World Language majors must also meet MDE requirements on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) before Intern Teaching and for certification. See your World Language advisor for details.

    3. Per Michigan Department of Education Administrative Rules

    • The MTTC subject area test remains valid for five years from the date the test was taken and may be used to obtain certification until that time, so long as that area of endorsement is still available from the Michigan Department of Education.
    • For example, a test taken on July 15, 2020 is valid for initial certification or an additional endorsement July 15, 2025. If the subject is not added to a MI teaching certificate by July 15, 2025, the candidate must re-test.

    4. Once a subject and grade level are added to a Michigan teaching certificate, the five-year validity of the MTTC is irrelevant. MI certified teachers will not have to retake an MTTC subject area test once it has been passed and that subject and grade level appear on one’s Michigan teaching certificate. An additional (new) test may be required to change grade levels in a subject area, however.

    5. Currently, a Michigan Secondary Standard Teaching Certificate is valid for teaching in subject areas (major and/or minor) in grades six through twelve, unless the major is designed for grades kindergarten through twelve.

    6.  An Elementary Standard Teaching Certificate is valid for teaching:

    • All subjects in grades kindergarten to fifth grade,
    • All subjects in a kindergarten through eighth grade self-contained classroom (where one teacher provides the majority of instruction)
    • Grades kindergarten through eight in a subject in which the applicant has completed a major or minor, passed the appropriate MTTC, and added the subject area endorsement to their certificate through MOECS.

    7. MTTC certification requirements vary by teaching program. Please refer to the chart below for specific requirements and contact the WMU Certification Office with questions: coe-certification@wmich.edu or 269-387-3473.

  • Minimum MTTC Requirements
    WMU PROGRAMMUST PASS THE MTTC(S) BELOW
    Elementary Education

    Elementary Education (#103)

    May also add K-8 major/minor endorsement(s) with passing MTTC score(s), but they are not required. Possible areas are: Language Arts (Elementary) (#90), Social Studies (Elementary) (#105), Math (Elementary) (#89), and/or Integrated Science (Elementary) (#93).

    Early Childhood (Elementary) Education

    Elementary Education (#103) 

    May also add the Early Childhood (PK General and Special Education) (ZS) endorsement by passing the Early Childhood MTTC (#106), but it is not required.

    Special Education

    Elementary Education (#103) AND 

    Learning Disabilities [#114 (new) or #63 (old)] OR Emotional Impairment [#116 (new) or #59 (old)]

    Secondary Education (6-12 or K-12)

     Major Subject OR *Minor Subject

    *contact Certification Office for directions on applying in just your minor.

    Physical and Health Education Major (MC)

    Health and Physical Education, Subtest 1: Health Education (#112) AND

    Health and Physical Education, Subtest 2: Physical Education (#113)