- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 62
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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The material of this course has been assembled to provide you with a comprehensive look at the topics you may see on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Middle Level exam. It is composed of a series of lesson videos that will explain the development of adolescence, the nature of early adolescence, the philosophy of middle school education, instructional methods and professional development. Please feel free to access these materials on any mobile device or computer at any time for study at your leisure.
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Our engaging test prep course contains lessons and quizzes covering all of the subjects you'd expect to find on the MTTC Middle Level exam. After you've completed this course, you should be able to achieve the following objectives:
- Explain early adolescence and the characteristics of children in early adolescence
- Detail social and physical factors that affect adolescent development
- Discuss the philosophy, organization, and theories of middle school education
- Identify qualities of effective middle school curriculum and instruction
- Outline effective instruction strategies and factors that influence the effectiveness of instruction and assessments
- Define collaborative instruction and professional development
This concise and comprehensive course is made up of 6 chapters and 60 lessons designed to assist you in your test preparations. Along with each lesson and chapter, you'll find a helpful self-assessment quiz or test you can use to make sure you're ready for exam day.
MTTC Middle Level (085) Exam Information
The MTTC Middle Level exam is used to certify middle school educators in the state of Michigan. This exam is used to assess test takers' understanding of middle school instruction, philosophy and professional development.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice questions
- Time Limit: Two hours and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $129
MTTC Middle Level (085) Exam Breakdown
|MTTC Middle Level Exam Concept||Percent of the MTTC Middle Level Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|The Nature of Early Adolescence||18%||18 questions||20|
|Philosophy and School Organization||23%||23 questions||9|
|Curriculum and Instructional Design||18%||18 questions||13|
|Pedagogy and Assessment||23%||23 questions||12|
|Collaboration and Professional Development||18%||18 questions||6|
Preparing & Registering for the MTTC Middle Level (085) Exam
This study guide course was designed to help you study material you may see on the MTTC Middle Level exam, assess your understanding of what you studied, review the topics you didn't understanding and then test your knowledge following your review. Start by watching the lessons videos that make up the chapters of this course. Each video is taught by an expert instructor and accompanied by transcripts you can read to fortify your retention of the material. Complete quizzes and use video tags to review any of the topics above. You will have opportunity to take a practice chapter exam to determine whether you're ready for the MTTC Middle Level exam's questions regarding the topics of this chapter.
You can register to take the MTTC Middle Level exam on the MTTC website. Most testing sites are in the state of Michigan and the availability of these locations depend on the day you register to take the exam. If you wish to withdraw from a testing session or change your registration, you may do as long as its within the time frame specified by the MTTC. For more detailed information about the registration or withdrawal policy, see the MTTC website.
Scoring the MTTC Middle Level Exam
Scores for the MTTC Middle Level exam are based upon your performance on a series of 100 multiple-choice questions, administered in a two-hour-and-30-minute session. Scores are released on predetermined dates, approximately four weeks after the scheduled test date. The score you earn will represent your understanding of:
The Nature of Early Adolescence
Percent of questions: 18%
Exam topics covered: Characteristics of early adolescence and the needs of young adolescents; factors that affect the development of early adolescents; effects of diversity on the development and learning of young adolescents; and relationships between young adolescents and their school settings
What you will review: Characteristics and stages of adolescence; social and physical factors that affect adolescent development; social, physical and mental effects of adolescents; problems of adjustment during adolescence, cultural factors that affect adolescent development; the role of schools in adolescent development; and theories important to understanding of the cognitive development of adolescents
Philosophy and School Organization
Percent of questions: 23%
Exam topics covered: Philosophy and foundations of the concept of middle schools; structures and functions of teaming; middle school teacher-based advisory programs; flexible grouping and scheduling; and exploratory programs of the middle school level.
What you will review: History and philosophy of the development of the middle school movement; middle school organizations and programs; teacher-based advisory programs; exploratory programs; and flexible grouping and scheduling
Curriculum and Instructional Design
Percent of questions: 18%
Exam topics covered: Creating and implementing middle school curriculum; curriculum and instruction that emphasize the interconnected nature of knowledge; utilizing students ideals and interests when planning curriculum; and adapting instruction to meet the needs of the individual
What you will review: Creating and implementing effective curriculum for middle school students; interdisciplinary connections in middle school curriculum; using students' voices to plan curricula; and programs and guidelines for adapting instruction to meet the needs of individuals
Pedagogy and Assessment
Percent of questions: 23%
Exam topics covered: Basic concepts and skills of inquiry and communication; ways of cultivating problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; strategies for grouping students; importance of creating and maintaining a positive classroom environment; and strategies of evaluations and assessments
What you will review: Instructional strategies; the role of inquiry and communication skills in teaching; promoting inquiry, communication, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills in students; purposes of grouping middle school students; and classroom management strategies
Collaboration and Professional Development
Percent of questions: 18%
Exam topics covered: Importance and strategies of collaborating with families, resource persons, community groups and colleagues; methods and resources for advancing professional knowledge and practice; and professional roles and responsibilities of middle level teachers
What you will review: Strategies for collaborating with families, resource persons, community groups, and colleagues; resources available for building and maintaining professional knowledge and practice; and professional roles and responsibilities of middle school teachers
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