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Your Guide To MTEL Prep Changes 2021 & 2022

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Your Guide To MTEL Prep Changes 2021 & 2022

In my 22 years of MTEL test prep experience, I have seen many versions of each MTEL; they like to change the exams every few years.  This always alters test preparation (and the detailed explanations that make any test information guides worthwhile). I’ve documented this in several other blogs that you can find here:

How to Pass the Writing Subtest of the Communication & Literacy MTEL

How to Pass the Reading Subtest of the Communication & Literacy MTEL

While these changes to test objectives entail a lot of work for us here at ETI, while we update our programs & MTEL preparation courses, it is always worth the effort to offer our students the best and most current MTEL programs and MTEL practice tests.  Beware of other educational programs, publications, and Internet programs; most of them do NOT update their materials for new versions of the MTELs.  

According to DESE, there are several planned changes to the MTELs which will be occurring over the next year.

As many of our joinETI.com students are aware, the Foundations of Reading exam was updated and operational this past February.  However, updates for several more of the Massachusetts educator licensure exams are in the works with release dates as early as this month and as late as the summer of 2022. 

Because of these changes, I recommend you take these exams before they change.  While I have every confidence that ETI will have excellent programs and sample tests for the new versions, there is always an adjustment period while information is gathered about new, official MTEL versions. 

Take classes now and pass your MTEL exams ASAP before you are forced to take a new and unknown exam!

MTEL (bold indicates ETI provides specific training for this MTEL.  We can help with some others, too.  Just ask!)Planned date to be “live”
Foundations of ReadingFebruary 2021
Mathematics, grades 5-8 (Middle School)Late May 2021
Mathematics, grades 8-12 (High School)Late May 2021
English Language Arts, grades 5-12Late May 2021
Digital Literacy/Computer Science, grades 5-12Early Fall 2021
Reading Specialist, all levelsWinter 2022
General Science, grades 5-8Early spring 2022
Mathematics, grades 1-6 (Elementary)Early spring 2022
Physics, grades 8-12Early spring 2022
Technology/Engineering, grades 5-12Early spring 2022
Biology, grades 8-12Late spring 2022
Chemistry, grades 8-12Late spring 2022
Earth & Space Science, grades 8-12Late spring 2022
Middle School Math/Science, grades 5-8Late spring 2022
Early Childhood, pre-K – 2Early summer 2022
General Curriculum, grades 1-6 and special edEarly summer 2022
History/Social Science, grades 5-12Early summer 2022
Middle School English/History, grades 5-8Early summer 2022

For ETI-covered exams, the biggest changes are coming to the General Curriculum MTEL.  Currently, the General Curriculum consists of two exams, the Multi-Subject and the Math.  The Multi-Subject test consists of English, science, and history; the math consists of, well, math.  The new version separates the subjects differently.  Next summer, there will be an ELA/History General Curriculum MTEL and a Math/Science General Curriculum MTEL. 

As more information is released, I will let you know how I think the new versions will be implemented. 

In the meantime, please study now and get certified before the exams are changed.

As always, we are here to help.  We guarantee your MTEL success and have been doing so since 1999. 

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