MTTC Information

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

Students who plan to earn a Michigan teaching certificate must take and pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in their major, minor, and endorsement(s), if applicable. This ensures 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). 

Visit the MTTC website for information about:

MTTC Study Guides and Resources

  • Mometrix e-Library provides online access to MTTC study guides and flash cards available through the GVSU Library. You may need to log-in through the GVSU Library in order to access this database. Click on "Teaching", then scroll down to "MTTC" and select the MTTC test(s) you are interested in. To access flashcards, locate the "Products" area on the Mometrix homepage, where there are links to Study Guides and Flashcards.
  • CLAS Advising Center provides MTTC Content Area Test information.
  • For Testing Accommodations, review the requirements needed with your Disability Support Resources advisor.

 

Reducing Test Anxiety

If you suffer from test anxiety, please read this PDF guide, Dealing with Test Anxiety, to identify and help cope with stress.



MTTC Tests

Subject Michigan Endorsement MTTC Test # Level Type
Autism Spectrum Disorder SV 064
  • K-12
  • Endorsement
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Biology DA 017
  • Secondary
  • Major
  • Minor
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Central Office School Administration CO None
  • School Administrator
  • Endorsement
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Chemistry DC 018
  • Secondary
  • Major
  • Minor
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Cognitive Impairment (Special Education) SA 056 (New test 115 beginning Summer 2020)
  • K-12
  • Major
  • Endorsement
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CSAT & Elementary Education Minor ZG 103
  • Elementary
  • Major
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Early Childhood Education ZS 106
  • Elementary
  • Minor
  • Endorsement
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Earth/Space Science DH 020
  • Secondary
  • Major
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Economics CA 007
  • Secondary
  • Minor
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Education Major with Elementary Teaching Minor ZG 103
  • Elementary
  • Major
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Elementary & Secondary Administration: K-12 ES None
  • School Administrator
  • Endorsement
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Emotional Impairment (Special Education) SE 059 (New test 116 beginning Summer 2020)
  • K-12
  • Major
  • Endorsement
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English (Secondary) BA 002
  • Secondary
  • Major
  • Minor
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English as a Second Language (Elementary) NS 086
  • Elementary
  • Minor
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English as a Second Language- Applied Linguistics (Secondary) NS 086
  • Secondary
  • Minor
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English Language Arts (Elementary) BX 090
  • Elementary
  • Major
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French FA 023
  • Secondary
  • Major
  • Minor
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Geography CB 008
  • Secondary
  • Minor
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German FB 024
  • Secondary
  • Major
  • Minor
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Health and Physical Education (K-12) MC 112 and 113
  • K-12
  • Secondary
  • Major
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History CC 009
  • Secondary
  • Major
  • Minor
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Integrated Science (Elementary) DI 093
  • Elementary
  • Major
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Integrated Science (Secondary) DI 094
  • Secondary
  • Major
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Latin FD 026
  • Secondary
  • Major
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Learning Disabilities SM 114
  • K-12
  • Endorsement
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Check MTTC Availability

It’s important to note that you will not be able to schedule an appointment to take your test until after you complete the registration process and pay the testing fee, but you can check appointment availability by following the steps below:

  1. Visit the MTTC website and click “Tests” at the top of the screen.
  2. Select your test from the list.
  3. Next to “Test Dates”, click the link that says “Check appointment availability for MTTC tests”. This brings you to the Pearson Vue page.
  4. On the Pearson Vue page, scroll down and select "MTTC - Michigan Test for Teacher Certification".
  5. Select your test.  Be sure that you select the correct test (Examples: English vs. Language Arts, History vs. Social Studies; or Elementary vs. Secondary for Integrated Science, Math and Social Studies).
  6. Click "Next" and type in your preferred address or ZIP code.
  7. You can select up to 3 testing sites to view at a time. Check the boxes next to the location and select "Next".
  8. Flip through the calendar and choose a date that is available and works best for you. If there are no available dates, change the location of the test on the left side and try again.
  9. Once you click on a date, the available testing times will appear below the calendar.

This will give you an idea of when tests area available before you complete the registration process.  Please note that there is limited availability due to COVID-19, so you will need to register as soon as possible.  From here, you can follow the instructions to Register for the MTTC.


Register for the MTTC

  1. Go to the MTTC website and click on “Register” on the top menu bar.
  2. Click "Create an account now". If you already have an account, skip to step 8.
  3. Input your account information.
  4. Input your personal information.
  5. Review your information and submit.
  6. Input your required candidate information.
  7. Review and submit your required candidate information. 

At this point you will be able to select which test you want to register. Please note that you are not able to select two tests in this screen. You will need to register separately for each test, and will receive an an error message if you try to select multiple tests.

  1. Choose your test and select “Add”, then click “Next”
  2. Choose whether or not you require alternative testing arrangements.
  3. The next page lets you know that you will be paying for the test prior to choosing a date and registering.  You will not be able to schedule a testing appointment until you complete the registration process. After completing the registration process, you have 1 year to schedule and complete the MTTC.
  4. Select whether or not you want your scores sent to you via email.
  5. Complete the background questions.
    1. NOTE: You are all seeking your initial Michigan Standard Teaching Certificate after completion of a TRADITIONAL teacher preparation program at a Michigan college or university- Please select this option, even if you are in the GTC program.
    2. For the Michigan Institution Selection, choose Grand Valley State University and click “Add”. This ensures your scores are sent to GVSU and we will be able to award your certificate at the completion of your program.
  6. Select any other institutions to receive your scores. Most of you can skip this step, and just select “Next”
  7. Review your registration and select “Add to Cart”
  8. Checkout, agree to their terms, agree to the withdrawal/refund policy, then pay your testing fee.
  9. Repeat this process for any additional test by clicking "Register" on the home page, then following the steps above starting at step 8.