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Course SummaryThis extensive study guide provides a complete overview of the literature, writing and reading topics found on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) English exam. Video lessons and self-assessment quizzes help you prepare for the exam on a flexible, mobile-friendly platform.
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In this course, you'll find engaging lessons and practice quizzes that help you review the topics you'll need to know for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure English (MTEL) English exam. The course covers periods of literature, significant authors and poets, the writing process, rhetorical principles and much more. As you progress through the course, you'll be able to strengthen your knowledge with the included self-assessment quizzes. Access the course whenever you have free time to study, and feel free to submit questions to our experts if you need any extra help.
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This course was last updated in 2020.
Syllabus & Course Information
This comprehensive course coincides with the topics that you'll likely encounter on the MTEL English exam. You'll improve your literacy instruction skills and review the pedagogical knowledge that's needed for teaching English. When you're finished with the course, you should be able to:
- Summarize the process of language acquisition
- Discuss literary theory and criticism
- Analyze ancient, English and American literature
- Describe the characteristics of romanticism, realism and modernism
- Identify the elements of fiction, nonfiction and poetry
- Recognize proper writing conventions
- Evaluate the functions of common literary devices
- Outline language, writing and reading processes
- Motivate students to read
The course consists of 324 lessons that are divided into 33 chapters. Our fun and informative lessons that are taught by expert English instructors, and short quizzes accompany the lessons to help you reinforce the information you study. We've also included printable lesson transcripts, as well as an easy-to-use Ask the Expert feature.
MTEL English (07) Exam Information
The MTEL English exam is used to ensure compliance with teacher licensing standards for Massachusetts educators.
- Number of Questions: 102
- Question Types: Multiple-choice and open-response
- Time Limit: 4 hours
- Exam Cost: $139
MTEL English (07) 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 English Exam Concept||Percent of the MTEL English Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Literature and language||51%||63-65||238|
|Rhetoric and composition||17%||20-22||47|
|Reading theory, research and instruction||12%||14-16||39|
Preparing & Registering for the MTEL English (07) Exam
This study guide allows you to become familiar with the subjects found on the MTEL English exam. Short, engaging video lessons help you review information learned throughout your education. Chapters cover periods of literature, prominent authors, literary analysis and the writing process. Self-assessment quizzes ensure your full understanding and retention of the material, while also familiarizing you with the types of questions you'll see on the actual exam.
The MTEL English exam is appointment-based and is offered year-round. Try to register as early as possible before your desired test date, as test appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a computer-based exam, and four hours are allowed for its completion. You may select the institutions you want your scores sent to while registering for a test appointment.
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