- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 240
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
- New lessons are still being added
Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1The History of Science: Events, Contributions & Theories
This course can be found in: MTLE Test Prep
Thousands of practice questions, 20+ MTLE study guides, and 3,000+ test prep video lessons
Course SummaryIf you need help getting ready for the MTLE Middle Level Science exam, check out the helpful lessons in this engaging study guide. Each lesson is followed by a multiple-choice quiz you can use to test your readiness to take the exam.
to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Related MTLE Courses
About This Course
These chapters and the lessons contained in them combine to form a comprehensive refresher course designed to assist you in your preparations for the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLE) Middle Level Science exam. Brush up on life and physical science, scientific inquiry and investigation, earth and space science and more. The chapters offer a multi-pronged approach to the following content:
- Scientific inquiry, methodology and tools
- Connections between science and other disciplines
- Reading, comprehension and analysis in science
- Earth systems, structure, place in the solar system and universe
- How human beings impact Earth systems
- Living organisms, cellular and molecular processes of life
- Biological evolution and ecology
- Waves, light and sound, magnetism and electricity
- Force and motion
- Properties of matter and energy
- Thermodynamics, chemical reactions and kinetics
About the Exam
The MTLE Middle Level Science examination is composed of two two-part subtests. Each subtest contains approximately 50 questions in multiple-choice format and requires about one hour to complete. You must take and pass both subtests. The test is computer-based.
This course was last updated in 2019.
MTLE Middle Level Science Preparation & Registration
The lessons in these chapters will take you through all of the disciplines contained in both of the subtests on the exam, including overviews of basic chemistry and physics, biological science and evolution, astronomy and earth science, scientific investigation and analytical skills. These brief, yet informative and interesting, video lessons provide comprehensive information in an easy-to-use format. Lesson quizzes and chapter tests check your understanding and retention of the material, and the lessons are structured such that moving from component to component is quick and convenient.
Registration for the MTLE Middle Level Science can be done year-round and can be completed online. Tests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and are by appointment. You will need a government-issued, current ID and your test ticket, and you should arrive at the testing center about a half-hour prior to your scheduled test time. The exam is computer-based, and a periodic table and constants table is provided.
MTLE Middle Level Science Scoring
Scores are available online approximately 45 days after you take the test, and can be emailed to you if you request this at registration. Passing score on the MTLE Middle Level Science is 240 per subtest.
Subtest I: Concepts and Applications in Middle Level General Science
Percentage of exam questions: 43%
Exam topics covered: History and nature of science, principles of scientific inquiry and investigation, connections to other disciplines, reading and analysis skills, etc.
What you'll study: Scientific investigation, inquiry and methodology, how science connects to technology and other content areas, application of reading skills to scientific analysis.
Subtest I: Earth and Space Systems
Percentage of exam questions: 57%
Exam topics covered: Earth's composition and evolutionary history, objects in the solar system and universe, role of humans and interactions with Earth systems, weather and atmospheric systems, plate tectonics, surface and ground water systems, etc.
What you'll study: Earth's structure and composition, composition and systems in the atmosphere, water systems above and below ground, Earth' place in the solar system and universe, stars and galaxies, impact of human interaction on the planet, weather and climate, and more.
Subtest II: Life Science
Percentage of exam questions: 45%
Exam topics covered: Structure and function of living things, biological and cellular processes, diversity and evolution, flow of energy through ecological systems, etc.
What you'll study: Plant and animal systems, structure of living things, life functions and processes at the cellular, molecular and organism level, evolutionary theory and processes, and more.
Subtest II: Physical Science
Percentage of exam questions: 55%
Exam topics covered: Forces and motion, waves and light, structure and properties of matter, electric and magnetic forces, chemical processes and reactions, kinetics and thermodynamics.
What you'll study: Physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic theory and structure, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, forces and motion, Newton's laws and basic physics, light and sound waves, etc.
MTLE Middle Level Science is a registered trademark of Pearson Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Research Schools, Degrees & Careers
Get the unbiased info you need to find the right school.
Browse Articles By Category
Browse an area of study or degree level.
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Communications and Journalism
- Computer Sciences
- Culinary Arts and Personal Services
- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies
- Medical and Health Professions
- Physical Sciences
- Transportation and Distribution
- Visual and Performing Arts
- How Can Parents Help Their Students Prepare for a College Readiness or AP Exam?
- Top AP Exam Study Guides and Resources
- Flip Your Classroom with Study.com's Engaging Video Lessons
- How Tech Can Help Teachers Create Engaging Lesson Plans
- Can Short Video Lessons Help Your ADHD Child Study Better?
- Why Even Smart Students Still Need to Study for an Open-Book Exam
- MOUS Test and Exam Information
- Science Lesson Plans
- Compass Exams
- EMT Test and Exam Information with Tips
- Answers and detailed explanations to each question
- Video lessons to explain complicated concepts
Explore our library of over 79,000 lessons
- College Courses
- High School Courses
- Other Courses