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. 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

2014-2015 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,


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 being admitted to the COE for teacher assisting. The PRE consists of three subjects: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. Click here for more details on the PRE as well as practice materials and resources. Click here for 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.