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Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

The MTTC is required of all students who plan to earn teacher certification in the state of Michigan to ensure each certified teacher has the necessary professional readiness and content knowledge to serve in Michigan schools.

You must first take the Professional Readiness Examination (PRE) prior to being accepted to the College of Education for teacher assisting. Before receiving your teaching certificate you will also need to pass the content area tests for any major and minor endorsements.

Official Results must be sent directly to GVSU (test code 12). See below for more details on the exams, including information on when to take each test, registration and preparation materials. General information about the MTTC Program and test preparation can be found here.


Test Schedule & Registration Information

For 2015-2016 you must choose a testing center and date from the options available through the MTTC website. If you will need accommodations taking this test because of a documented disability, please review the requirements needed with your Disability Support Resources advisor,


Preparing for Your Tests

Click here for information from the MTTC about test objectives/content, study guides, practice tests, and information on testing centers.

Professional Readiness Examination (PRE)

GVSU Candidates for Michigan teacher certification must pass the PRE prior to student teaching. The PRE consists of three subjects: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. Click the link above for more details on the PRE, practice materials and resources, and alternative scoring options using ACT and MME scores for the PRE recently adopted by the Michigan Department of Education. 

Content Areas

Content area tests must be passed in both the major and minor endorsement areas in order to earn Michigan teacher certification. Click here for information on content area tests, including timing of when to take the exams, study guides, practice tests, and other testing resources. If you fall under the College of Education guidelines for Secondary Review, please see the College of Education for assistance in determining the appropriate timing for completing your content area exams.


Reducing Test Anxiety

If you suffer from test anxiety please read the following guide to identify and cope with stress.

Dealing with test anxiety