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Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)


The Professional Readiness Examination is being phased out and will be replaced by the SAT. Please click here for more information on this change.

Instructions for how to register for the SAT can be found here.

Announcement from the College of Education about the change and a summary can also be found here.



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

For 2016-2017 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, www.gvsu.edu/dsr.

 
 
 

Preparing for Your Tests

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

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