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Course SummaryIf you're an aspiring teacher in the state of Massachusetts, access this comprehensive study guide to prepare for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) General Curriculum exam. The course contains engaging lessons and practice assessments that can be accessed at any time.
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About This Course
This comprehensive online test preparation course helps you get ready for the MTEL General Curriculum exam. Inside, you'll find engaging video lessons that help you reinforce what you know about the general curriculum subjects you'll need to know for this Massachusetts teacher licensing exam. You'll find chapters covering basic concepts in English, math, history and science. The course is entirely self-paced, and you can access it on any device that has an Internet connection. The lessons also come with practice quizzes to help you master the topics you'll encounter on your exam day.
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This course was last updated in 2020.
Syllabus & Course Information
The course is aligned with the MTEL General Curriculum exam topics, so you can be sure you're only studying concepts that appear on the test. You'll be able to strengthen your math skills in number operations, algebra, graphs, fractions, decimals, measurement and geometric shapes, and when you're finished working through the course material, you should be equipped to:
- Describe the history of the English language
- Identify the elements of grammar
- Teach literature and literary analysis
- Outline the steps of the writing process
- Summarize important events in world and American history
- Explain the principles of life, physical and Earth science
- Describe the structure of the federal government
- Recognize the characteristics of children's literature genres
- Discuss the elements of scientific thought, inquiry and experimentation
There are 310 lessons in this course. Divided into 31 topical chapters, this course offers simple and fun lessons that are typically less than ten minutes in length. You can check your understanding of the material by taking the lesson quizzes, chapter exams and final course assessment. Our subject-matter experts are also happy to answer any questions you may have about the course's general curriculum topics.
MTEL General Curriculum (03) Exam Information
The computer-based MTEL General Curriculum exam is used to measure a candidate's knowledge of general elementary-level subjects as they seek licensure as Massachusetts teachers.
- Number of Questions: 46 (Mathematics subtest); 56 (Multi-subject subtest)
- Question Types: Multiple-choice and open-response
- Time Limit: 4 hours for one or both subtests
- Exam Cost: $139 for both subtests; $94 for each individual subtest
MTEL General Curriculum (03) Exam Breakdown
In addition to the subareas listed below, the final 10% of each subtest will feature one open-response question that test your ability to analyze some of the topics found throughout the test.
|MTEL General Curriculum Multi-Subject Subtest Concept||Percent of the MTEL General Curriculum Multi-Subject Subtest||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|History and Social Science||30%||17-19||101|
|Science and Technology/Engineering||30%||17-19||50|
|MTEL General Curriculum Mathematics Subtest Concept||Percent of the MTEL General Curriculum Mathematics Subtest||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Numbers and Operations||41%||19-21||37|
|Functions and Algebra||22%||10-12||26|
|Geometry and Measurement||18%||8-10||23|
|Statistics and Probability||9%||4-6||15|
MTEL General Curriculum (03) Exam Preparation & Registration
You will find all of the tools you need in this course to adequately prepare for the MTEL General Curriculum exam. Video lessons are taught by experienced educators in the field, and you can also print lesson transcripts to use as handy reference guides. Self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson allow you to check what you have learned and to identify any topics you might need to further review. Instructors can also be contacted with any lesson-specific questions.
Create an account on the MTEL website in order to register for the General Curriculum exam. After you supply all personal information and complete the payment process, you can schedule your exam online. Once you are scheduled, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail containing your test date, time and location. Acceptable identification must be brought to the testing center on the day of your exam.
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