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On April 10, 2017 the Michigan Department of Education released a statement that the Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) will be replaced by the SAT (additional information on SAT tab below).  The Michigan Department of Education has shared these PRE Phase Out Details.

Additional Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification are required in the subject area and elementary education in order to earn a Michigan Teaching Certificate. Details on tests are available at:
  • The Michigan Department of Education will continue to accept passing scores on the Professional Readiness Exam (October 2013-September 2017) 
  • The Michigan Department of Education will continue to accept passing scores on the Basic Skills Test (taken before October 2013) 
Please contact SEHS Advising for further information on which tests are appropriate for your major.
SAT Study

College Board SAT Website

2017 SAT Registration and Test Dates

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineOnline Score Release
Nov 4Oct 5Oct 25Nov 28
Dec 2Nov 2 Nov 21Dec 26
Mar 10Feb 9 Feb 28Mar 29
Additional dates available  

Registration Fees: $45
Oakland University College Code: 1497
Michigan Department of Education: 6962
While registering please send scores to both Oakland University and the Michigan Department of Education

How to Register:
  1. Sign in to your free College Board account.
  2. Provide your full, legal name and other identifying information. Make sure it’s the exact same name and information shown on your photo ID.
  3. Upload a photo that meets very specific photo requirements.
  4. Check out, and print your Admission Ticket
Practice Tests and Resources

SAT Practice Tests: 7 full length practice tests are available for free.

Free online SAT tutoring through Khan Academy

Objectives and Resources: Reading, Math, and Writing

In order to student teach Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and K-12, students must pass the SAT test at or above career and college readiness benchmarks as shown below:

Section Required Score 
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingScore of 480 or higher
MathematicsScore of 530 or higher

Both individual sections of the SAT must be passed at or above these score values. 

Testing Centers Near Oakland University
  • Oakland University, 2nd Floor-Human Health Building, Rochester, MI 48309 Center Code: 23501
  • Macomb Community College, 14500 East 12 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48088
    Center Code: 23010
  • Waterford Kettering High School, 2800 Kettering Drive, Waterford, MI 48329 Center Code: 23171

Find additional testing centers here.

PRE and

MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE)

The PRE consists of three subarea tests - mathematics, reading, and writing. All sections of the test include multiple-choice question. The writing sub test also includes two written constructed-response questions. The passing score for each standard PRE subarea test is 220. A candidate must meet or exceed the passing score on two of the three PRE subtests, and must meet or exceed the Alternative Score on the third PRE subtest according to this table. If a candidate satisfies these requirements they shall be considered to have passed the PRE as a whole.

PRE Subtest Score Equivalencies

Teachers applying for their initial teacher certificate prior to October 1, 2025 may use ACT or Michigan Merit Exam (MME) subtest scores to satisfy related PRE subtest requirements. The ACT English+Writing is a combined score found on The ACT Plus Writing Student Report, or the combined score may be calculated from an online ACT English+Writing score calculator (if taken prior to September 2015). If a teacher candidate didn't take the ACT writing subtest at all, they do not qualify for using this pass measure option.

Pass score equivalencies are listed below.

ACT scores are valid on tests taken between 1989 to September 23, 2017
MME scores are valid on tests taken between March, 2007 - January, 2015.

ACT Equivalencies



MME Equivalencies

















PRE Passing Score Alternative

Michigan Department of Education has developed PRE Pass Score Alternative. If a teacher candidate has met or exceeded the passing score (or ACT/MME score equivalent) on two of the three PRE subtests, they may use a PRE Passing Score Alternative on the third subtest in order to be considered as having passed the PRE as a whole. 

Click here for the Passing Score Alternative table 

It is highly recommended that candidates meet with their Academic Adviser to review their specific situation.


Test 103 is the MTTC Elementary Education test that students take prior to student teaching in the Elementary Education program. This test consists of six subarea tests

  • English Language Arts and World Languages
  • Social Studies 
  • Visual and Performing Arts 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Health Education and Physical Education

It is recommended that all students who take the test review the test objectives, practice sample questions, and take a practice test. The resources below are available to help.


*Click on the gold headers below for additional information.

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

Educational Resources Lab (ERL) Materials and Resources
Educational Resources Lab

In additional to providing the funding for the Mometrix eLibrary, the ERL Professional Collection contains many books you might find helpful as you prepare for certification tests.

Hard Copy MTTC study guides and flashcards are available for the following tests. They are held on reserve for use in the ERL only - ask for them at the ERL desk.

  • MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (096)
  • MTTC Elementary Education (103)
  • MTTC Language Arts - Elementary (90)
  • MTTC Social Studies - Elementary (105)

In the general ERL collections, you can find books such as the following:

Call NumberTitle, Author, Editor
372.6 SchScholastic writer's desk reference.
LB 1631.5 .E465 2016SAT and ACT grammar workbook / George Ehrenhaft, Ed.D.
PE 1112 .F64 2004The Little, Brown handbook / H. Ramsey Fowler, Jane E. Aaron.
PE 1112 .L463 2013The McGraw-Hill handbook of  English grammar and  usage / Mark Lester and Larry Beason.
PE 1408 .K6756 2012The pocket Wadsworth handbook / Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell.
PE 1413 .S37 1999The writer's workplace with readings : building college writing skills / Sandra Scarry, John Scarry.
PE 1417 .H495 2011Teaching argument writing, grades 6-12 : supporting  claims with relevant evidence and clear reasoning / George Hillocks, Jr. ; foreword by Michael W. Smith.
PE 1417 .S386 2008The language of composition: reading, writing, rhetoric / Renee H. Shea, Lawrence Scanlon, Robin Dissin Aufses.

Additional Campus Resources
Kresge Library

Kresge Library has a variety of ACT/SAT College Readiness and Study Guides available for checkout.


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


The Oakland University Tutoring Center

The OU Tutoring Center provides online resources


The Oakland University Writing Center
The OU Writing Center offers  well-trained consultants who help writers explore ideas, revise drafts, and develop the skills to craft polished works. While preparing for the Writing Sub-area test a Writing Center consultant can review your practice constructed responses. This will help you learn what you can improve about your writing. Make an appointment or view their writing tip of the week

Resource Files

The School of Education and Human Services Advising Office has compiled some documents to help with your success on the MTTC! Check them out below:

Online Resources

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

MeL - Learning Express Library has practice tests and study materials for SAT, ACT and other college standardized tests.

Additional Online Resources