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Course SummaryReview what you need to know to pass the MTLE Social Studies exam using this test prep course as your guide. Study when it's convenient for you on any computer or mobile device, and use the short quizzes to make sure you're ready for test day. This Study.com course was last updated in 2019.
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About This Course
This course goes over the topics you'll need to be familiar with in order to pass the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam (MTLE) for Social Studies. The lessons within this course can help you refresh and bolster your historical edification, particularly on the subjects covered in the exam. Our study guide is easy to use and thorough, hitting on every topic included in the exam, such as international economics, behavioral sciences, the foundations of the U.S. government and more. Each lesson is followed by a short self-assessment quiz so you can test yourself as you go.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Our professional instructors created this course to prepare you to do well on the exam by covering all of the topics you'll need to know for test day. These include business organizations and marketing, the political processes in the U.S. and the physical features and systems of the Earth. After you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss literacy and critical thinking skills
- Identify the early civilizations in world history
- Share information about medieval Europe
- Detail different belief systems
- Point out key events of the Renaissance and the Reformation
- Define consumer economics and share what it consists of
- Explain the basics of social science
- Describe the Age of Exploration
- Outline WWI and WWI
- Identify concepts of westward expansion
- Explain foreign policy from the post-WWII era to today
- Detail the structure of the U.S. government
This course is made up of 220 individual lessons grouped into 45 chapters. Self-assessment tools include a multiple-choice quiz with each lesson, a test at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive, end-of-course test.
MTLE Social Studies Exam Information
Used in the state of Minnesota for teacher licensure examination, the MTLE Social Studies exam is designed for prospective teachers who wish to teach social studies at in grades 5-12. The test is made up of two subtests.
- Number of Questions: 100 (approximately 50 in each subtest)
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: Up to two hours (one hour for each subtest)
- Exam Cost: $95 ($47.50 per subtest)
MTLE Social Studies Exam Breakdown
|MTLE Social Studies Exam Subtest 1 Concept||Percent of the MTLE Social Studies Subtest 1 Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Social Studies Skills||34%||17 questions||17|
|World History||33%||16 questions||41|
|U.S. & Minnesota History||33%||16 questions||69|
|MTLE Social Studies Exam Subtest 2 Concept||Percent of the MTLE Social Studies Subtest 2 Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Government & Citizenship||30%||15 questions||38|
|Behavioral Science||20%||10 questions||16|
MTLE Social Studies Exam Preparation & Registration
Through the course of this study guide, you'll refresh your knowledge of the topics covered in the MTLE Social Studies licensure exam. The short video lessons will help you to feel confident going into the exam, with the relevant subjects fresh in your mind. Details of historical movements and events that may have faded in your memory will be brought back to life so you can better access and improve your understanding of them.
This test is offered year-round, by appointment, on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration is done online, providing options for your test date, time, and location. You should arrive at the testing center 30 minutes before your exam is scheduled, bringing your ID with you. Acceptable forms of ID for this test include drivers' licenses and passports.
MTLE Social Studies Scoring
You can expect to receive your test score by email two to six weeks after your exam date, depending on where your exam date falls within the testing period schedule. A score of 240 per subtest is the passing score for this exam.
Subtest 1 - Social Science Skills
Percentage of subtest total: 34%
Exam topics covered: Presenting social studies information; understanding how to analyze and evaluate social studies information, make generalizations, and reach supportable judgments and conclusions; understanding historical concepts, terms, sources, and perspectives; the content and methods for developing students' content-area reading skills to support their reading and learning in the social studies
What you'll study: You'll find lessons covering all of these subjects in this study guide, including the basics of social science, inquiry and research, analyzing information and texts, and literacy and critical thinking skills.
Subtest 1 - World History
Percentage of subtest total: 33%
Exam topics covered: Major developments in world history from the beginnings of human society to 500 CE, major developments in world history from 500 to 1450, major developments in world history from 1450 to 1850, and major developments in world history from 1850 to the present
What you'll study: Lessons found in this study guide concerning this subject area include early civilizations in world history, ancient Greece and Rome, belief systems, the Byzantine empire, Islamic civilizations, medieval Europe, early Asia, Africa & America, Renaissance and Reformation, the Age of Exploration, global empires, enlightenment and revolution, imperialism, World War I, World War II, and post-World War II to the present.
Subtest 1 - U.S. and Minnesota History
Percentage of subtest total: 33%
Exam topics covered: Major developments in early U.S. history from the pre-contact period to 1789, major developments in U.S. history from 1789 to 1877, major developments in U.S. history from 1877 to 1929, and major developments in U.S. history from 1929 to the present
What you'll study: Study guide lessons on these topics include settling North America, the Revolutionary War, the U.S. as a new nation, westward expansion, the Civil War, American industrialization, American imperialism, 1920's America, the Great Depression, the U.S. in World War II, post-WWII American culture, foreign policy post-WWII to today, and American politics post-WWII to today.
Subtest 2 - Geography
Percentage of subtest total: 30%
Exam topics covered: Geographic terms, concepts, sources, and research skills; physical features, physical systems, and the interaction between the environment and human societies; and human systems
What you'll study: This study guide can help you prepare for answering questions on these subjects with lessons going over the foundations of geography, earth's physical features and systems, and human impacts on the environment.
Subtest 2 - Government and Citizenship
Percentage of subtest total: 30%
Exam topics covered: Political science concepts, terms, perspectives, and research skills; foundations of U.S. government; the U.S. political process; the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship; and the structure, organization, and operation of different levels of government in the United States
What you'll study: Within this study guide, you'll find lessons to help you review social, political, and economic systems; political science; influential political thinkers; government and public opinion; foundations of U.S. government; U.S. political processes; landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases; and U.S. government structure.
Subtest 2 - Economics
Percentage of subtest total: 20%
Exam topics covered: Basic economic concepts, microeconomics, consumer economics, personal finance, and macroeconomics
What you'll study: This study guide covers relevant lessons on economics, economic systems, and business marketing.
Subtest 2 - Behavioral Science
Percentage of subtest total: 20%
Exam topics covered: Understanding how personal and social identity is formed and shaped, and understanding the role of culture and social institutions in human societies
What you'll study: Lesson topics in this guide applicable to studying these concepts include personal identity, social identity, mental health, culture, and social institutions.
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