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- Available Lessons: 191
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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This comprehensive test preparation course offers all the information you need to pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Earth Science exam. Engaging lessons offer in-depth analyses of topics you could see on the exam, including the evolution of stars, climate regions and conditions, geologic time and the fundamentals of scientific inquiry and processes. Multiple-choice quizzes are available to gauge your knowledge of the lessons you study, and our practice exams can assess your comprehension of each chapter and the entire course. The course is available to study 24/7, which helps you prepare for the exam whenever you have free time in your schedule.
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Syllabus & Course Information
The course covers the types of Earth science topics you may encounter on the day of your test. You'll refresh your understanding of basic scientific concepts and processes, as well as the fundamentals of geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy. When you're finished with the course material, you should be able to:
- Work with scientific data
- Identify scientific tools, instruments, lab safety practices and equipment
- Evaluate the relationship between science, technology and society
- Name geologic energy resources, rocks and minerals
- Recognize the Earth's structure and internal dynamics
- Talk about the process of deposition, erosion and weathering
- Outline freshwater systems and the hydrologic cycle
- Analyze ocean water, currents, tides, waves, basins, layers and continental shelves
- Compare types of weather, climates and atmospheric conditions
- Explain basic concepts pertaining to the Earth, moon and sun
- Discuss the organization and components of the solar system
- Describe the universe's origin and evolution
The course offers 19 chapters and a total of 175 lessons. As you work through the course, you'll watch engaging video lessons that are each accompanied by a short self-assessment quiz. Take the chapter exams to reinforce your knowledge, and submit questions to our experts if you need any extra help.
MTEL Earth Science (14) Exam Information
The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Earth Science exam is designed to ensure current and prospective educators are knowledgeable enough in Earth science to secure licensure in this subject area.
- Number of Questions: 102
- Question Types: Multiple-choice and open-response
- Time Limit: 4 hours
- Exam Cost: $139
MTEL Earth Science (14) 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 Earth Science Exam Concept||Percent of the MTEL Earth Science Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Nature of science||16%||19-21||39|
|Oceanography and freshwater systems||16%||19-21||27|
Preparing & Registering for the MTEL Earth Science (14) Exam
As you prepare to take the MTEL Earth Science exam, feel free to customize your review of this course in the manner that aligns with your unique study habits and personal schedule. All the lessons are available 24/7 via any computer or mobile device with Internet access. This flexibility, along with the option to choose which lessons to review, enables you to study at your total convenience. Before, during or after examining the lessons, find out how well you understand their contents by taking our mini quizzes and practice exams. The Dashboard tracks your progress through this course and lets you reach out to our subject-matter experts with questions about topics covered in the lessons.
The process of registering for the exam involves creating or logging into your online MTEL account. Once in your account, you will be able to schedule the exam date, time and site and also select Massachusetts educator preparation program(s) to which you want your scores sent. Keep in mind that a MEPID (Massachusetts Education Personnel ID) number is needed for registration. You are required to report to the testing site 15 minutes prior to your schedule test time and bring one current, government-issued ID printed in English. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may not be admitted and could lose your refund.
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