MTTC & Test Prep Info

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. The CLAS Academic Advising Center provides general information on preparing for the MTTC.

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MTTC Test frequently asked questions ...

ACT, SAT, or GRE Test

Candidates for initial certification in the undergraduate education program are also required to have either official ACT, SAT, or GRE test scores on-file with the Office of Admissions at GVSU. Since the SAT test is currently provided at Michigan high schools, this is the most common test to take for admissions.

Students should direct SAT to send their official scores to Grand Valley State University (Institution code: 1258) and Michigan Department of Education Teacher Certification (Institution code: 6962).

Study Guides and Resources

  • CLAS Advising Center provides MTTC Content Area Test information.
  • MoMetrix eLibrary 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, look at the "Products" area on the Mometrix homepage, where there are links to Study Guides, Flashcards, and Practice Tests.
  • For Testing Accommodations, review the requirements needed with your Disability Support Resources advisor.


MTTC & PRE Tests

Preparing for the GRE?

Thinking of taking the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)? TRIO TPSSS has GRE preparation books and flash cards available to be loaned out to students in the program. 

To loan out GRE preparation material(s) contact our office!

Reducing Test Anxiety

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

Page last modified August 6, 2019