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- Available Lessons: 145
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryComplete the lessons and assessment quizzes found in this comprehensive study guide to review the material that you can expect to see on the MTEL Chemistry exam. Study scientific methods, properties of matter, atomic structures and chemical reactions to fully prepare for this exam.
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About This Course
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the material that may be seen on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Chemistry exam. Inside the course is a series of lesson videos, organized by chapters, that will provide you with the opportunity to review the basic concepts and procedures related to the scientific of study of chemistry. The course also comes with MTEL Chemistry practice assessments to help you reinforce your understanding of the material and get comfortable with the exam's format, difficulty level and question types. You can access the course any time that fits your schedule using any computer or mobile device.
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Syllabus & Course Information
To make sure you successfully prepare for the MTEL Chemistry exam, we've aligned the course content closely with the topics that you'll likely encounter on the test. The course helps you gain a thorough understanding of essential chemistry topics. Completing the course will help you:
- Explain the fundamental methods of scientific inquiry and research
- Compare the properties of matter
- Describe atomic structure
- Differentiate between organic and inorganic compounds
- Outline the process of chemical bonding and chemical reactions
- Discuss the fundamentals of thermodynamics
- Discuss topics related to stoichiometry, acids and bases
- Recognize chemical reaction rates, equilibrium and solutions
In this course, you'll work through 136 lessons, which assembled into 14 topical chapters. The lessons break down chemistry concepts in a way that's easy to understand and remember, and the included assessments help you master important chemistry terms, concepts, formulas and processes.
MTEL Chemistry (12) Exam Information
The MTEL: Chemistry is a subject-matter teacher certification exam used in the state of Massachusetts to ensure that educators wanting to teach chemistry understand their field of study.
- Number of Questions: 102
- Question Types: Multiple-choice and open-response
- Time Limit: 4 hours
- Exam Cost: $139
MTEL Chemistry (12) Exam Breakdown
In addition to the subareas listed below, the final 20% of the exam will feature two constructed-response questions that test your ability to analyze some of the topics found throughout the test.
|MTEL Chemistry Exam Concept||Percent of the MTEL Chemistry Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Nature of science and properties of matter||20%||24-26||34|
|Atomic structure and chemical bonding||20%||25-27||37|
|Chemical reactions and solutions||20%||23-25||38|
Preparing and Registering for the MTEL Chemistry
With its series of chapters, this course can help you improve your understanding of the material you could be tested on when you take the MTEL Chemistry exam. Each chapter includes a series of videos that are accompanied by transcripts, quizzes and a practice chapter exam. Start your review by watching the videos and reading the transcripts to improve your retention of the information. Quizzes can help you determine how much you remember, and the practice chapter exams test your understanding of the chapter as a whole.
You may register for the MTEL Chemistry exam at any time of the year on the MTEL website. Testing sessions are four-hours and 15-minutes long, allowing for time to complete a tutorial of the exam and a nondisclosure agreement. This exam is offered at testing sites nationwide. If you need to reschedule, move or cancel a testing session, you may do so at least 24 before the testing session. You may retake the exam as long as you do it no less than 45 days after the previous exam.
Scoring the MTEL Chemistry Exam
Scores for the MTEL Chemistry exam are based on how accurately you answer a series of 100 multiple-choice questions and how well you respond to two open-response assignments. On test day, you will be given two hours to complete these questions. Your results will be released on a predetermined date, depending on the day you take the assessment, and they will represent your understanding of:
Nature of Science and Properties of Matter
Percent of exam: 20%
Exam topics covered: Processes of gathering, organizing, analyzing and reporting data; scientific tools, instruments, materials and safety; relationship between science, technology and society; chemical and physical properties and changes; kinetic molecular theory; and gas laws
What you'll review: Scientific methods; tools and techniques used to collect and report scientific data; chemistry lab safety and equipment; similarities between mathematics, science and technology; impact of scientific advances since 1945; chemical and physical properties of matter; kinetic molecular theory and the states of matter; and gas laws
Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
Percent of exam: 20%
Exam topics covered: Atomic structure; subatomic properties of and interactions; quantum theory; nuclear transformation; the periodic table; inorganic and organic compounds; mass relationships and chemical formulas; different types of chemical bonds; and the connection between intramolecular bonding and intermolecular forces
What you will review: Atomic structure and atomic theory; atomic models and sub atomic particles; the periodic table; quantum theory; radioactive decay; mass-energy conversion; chemical bonding; and inorganic and organic compounds
Chemical Reactions and Solutions
Percent of exam: 20%
Exam topics covered: Types and characteristics of chemical reactions; expressions of chemical equations; factors that affect reaction rates; and measurements of reaction rates
What you will review: Chemical reactions; stoichiometry; chemical equations; acids and basses; reaction rates; factors that affect reaction rates; measures of reactions rates; and solutions
Percent of exam: 20%
Exam topics covered: Principles of thermodynamics and calorimetry; the energy of chemical bonding and reactions; chemical equilibrium; properties of solutions related to equilibrium; and electrochemistry
What you will review: Laws and principles of thermodynamics; principles of calorimetry; calculations and concepts of equilibrium; and electrochemistry
Integration of Knowledge and Understanding
Percent of exam: 20%
Exam topics covered: Ability to analyze topics related to the nature of science, properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions and thermodynamics
What you will review: Methods of scientific inquiry and research; properties of matter; atomic structure; chemical bonding and chemical reactions; thermodynamics; equilibrium; and solutions
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