MTTC Test Day Preparation

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Know the Material

Aspiring teachers preparing for their MTTC exams can take advantage of online study materials. Take a look at our MTTC test prep materials. We've got comprehensive MTTC study guides to help you study, MTTC practice tests to test your knowledge, and informational MTTC resources to get you up to speed on testing logistics.

Study.com also offers courses for almost every MTTC exam, which can help you brush up on the material you need to know in a short amount of time. The courses are broken down into dozens of short lessons that cover all the relevant material that will be on the test, and you'll also find comprehensive practice exams and short quizzes to help you reinforce your knowledge and assess your readiness for your MTTC exam. Some of our MTTC prep courses include:

You can also browse our full library of MTTC courses.

Know the Framework

Before taking any MTTC test, you'll want to make sure you understand the test framework. The MTTC website provides information about the test framework for all MTTC tests. You can find out the time allotted to complete the test, the number of questions and a breakdown of the focus areas. The test information page also identifies the objectives for each section so that you'll know what types of skills you'll need to demonstrate and what information you'll need to know.

Know Where You're Going

Pearson VUE sends out a confirmation email once you schedule an MTTC test. The email contains information about your test date and time, the testing location, directions to the testing center and the test center's phone number.

There is no guarantee that you will be allowed to enter a test site if you arrive late, so it is a good idea to travel to your test site prior to the test date. This will familiarize you with the route you need to take and help you identify any factors you need to consider when planning your transit time. For example, you may need to take a detour if a road is closed for construction. Familiarizing yourself with your route will ensure that you aren't surprised by unexpected delays on test day.

Have ID Ready

You must bring identification that has a name that matches your registration information to enter the test center. Your ID must be issued by the government, and it must display a photograph of you and your signature. Examples of accepted forms of identification include a driver's license or state-issued identification card.

You are required to have a digital photograph taken at the test site. Test-takers must also provide a signature and may be required to have their palm scanned.

Know What Not To Bring

There are a number of items that test-takers are not allowed to bring into a test site. Forbidden items include but are not limited to:

Smart phones Test materials Tablets
Recording devices Listening devices Prohibited calculators
Scratch paper Computers Jewelry
Watches Bags Food
Pens Backpacks Beverages
Hats Weapons Wallets and Purses
Cigarettes Chewing Gum Unauthorized medical devices

Apply for Accommodations

A number of medical devices are considered pre-approved and may be brought to the test center with no stipulations. These include items such as Epi-Pen injectors, inhalers, eyeglasses and medications. A full list is available at the MTTC website. However, anyone who need to bring an item to a test site that isn't pre-approved need to apply for accommodations. You must fill out an application form for accommodations and provide the required documentation to demonstrate that you have a legitimate reason for needing that item. Nursing mothers who wish to bring specialized equipment must also apply for accommodations.

What are the MTTC tests?

The MTTC tests are used by the state of Michigan as part of the certification process for teachers. This article explains what they are, the formats they're given in, the test objectives and when individuals need to take MTTC tests.

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