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The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) is required for students pursuing their Michigan Teaching Certificate. Both Elementary and Secondary Education students must pass the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam (PRE).

Students are encouraged to sit for the MTTC PRE test as early as possible in their academic career. Those who have passed MTH 062 and WRT 160 are typically well-prepared to pass the test. A passing score is required on all three sections of the MTTC PRE: Writing, Reading, and Mathematics.

Please contact SEHS Advising for further information on which tests are appropriate for your major.

Below are resources for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). For additional information, visit the MTTC website.

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MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE)

The PRE consists of three subarea tests - mathematics, reading, and writing. These tests include multiple-choice questions, while the writing test adds two written constructed-response questions. You must pass each of the subarea tests to pass the PRE in full but may retake any of the subarea tests that you do not pass.

Michigan Department of Education is now accepting ACT or Michigan Merit Exam (MME) subarea test scores to satisfy the related PRE subarea test requirements. Pass score equivalencies are listed below.

ACT Equivalencies
     MME Equivalencies  
Reading  22 Reading 1108
Mathematics  22 Mathematics 1116
English+Writing  24 Writing 1129

A combination of PRE, ACT, and MME scores may be used to meet the requirement. In addition, Michigan Department of Education has developed PRE Pass Score Alternatives. The passing score for each standard PRE subarea test is 220. If a candidate has met or exceeded the passing score on two of the three PRE subtests, and meets or exceeds the Alternative Score on the third PRE subtest according to this table, the candidate shall be considered to have passed the PRE as a whole. Please contact a SEHS adviser at for more information about PRE alternatives.

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The ERL has the following new MTTC study guides and flashcards available:
  • MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (096)
  • Elementary Education (103)
  • MTTC Language Arts - Elementary (90)
  • MTTC Social Studies - Elementary (105)
These new MTTC test prep study guides are for reserve/room use only - if you are interested, you can ask for them at the ERL desk.

These resources are available through MelCat and will assist in refreshing your subject area skills.

The OU Tutoring Center also offers helpful tutoring/resources

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Open Campus
  • Basic Mathematics 
  • Beginning Algebra 
  • Intermediate Algebra 
  • College Algebra 
  • Fundamentals of Grammar 
  • Fundamentals of Writing 
  • Developmental Reading 
Khan Academy
  • College Arithmetic Brush Up
  • College Algebra Brush Up 
  • College Probability/Statistics Brush Up 
  • College Geometry Brush Up
  • College Calculus Brush Up
  • College Trigonometry Brush Up
  • SAT Prep
Additional Resources

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Test Dates for Paper-Based Testing:
April 18, 2015
July 11, 2015

For computer-based testing dates and additional information on paper-based testing dates, click here.

Our next MTTC PRE Workshops will take place in April prior to the next Paper-Based Testing date.

Writing Workshop
Thursday, April 2, 6-9 p.m.
PH 306
Instructor: Cornelia Pokrzywa
Mathematics Workshop
Thursday, April 9, 6-9 p.m.
PH 306
Instructor: Ji-Eun Lee

Reading Workshop
Wednesday, April 15, 6-9 p.m.
PH 306
Instructor: Cornelia Pokrzywa

The cost is $15 per workshop. Click on the link below to access the registration page:

To find registration instructions click here.