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The Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification (MTTC) are standardized tests administered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) designed to assess the knowledge and skills of individuals seeking certification as educators in the state of Michigan.

These tests cover a wide range of subjects and grade levels, as well as various specialized areas such as special education and school counseling.

Free MTTC Practice Tests

Use the free MTTC practice test questions below to get a better understanding of the MTTC exam. Take advantage of this valuable resource to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses.

What’s on an MTTC Exam?

MTTC exams are made up of multiple-choice questions, with some exams also containing constructed-response questions. There are generally between 80 and 100 questions on each exam, though some contain up to 150, and the time limit ranges anywhere from 2.5 hours to almost 4 hours.

MTTC Exam Registration

To register for an MTTC exam, you must create an online NES account via their website. Through this account, you can register for your exam and schedule an testing date and location.

When you register, you will need to pay the applicable examination fee, which is generally $129.

How an MTTC Exam is Scored

Your final MTTC score is calculated using a scaled scoring system. This system takes your raw score, which is the number of questions you answered correctly, and converts it to a numerical score within the range of 100-300. To pass your exam, you must achieve a scaled score of at least 220.

You should receive your test results roughly 2-4 weeks after taking the exam. When you receive your score report, you will see your total score, your pass/fail status, and your scores for each subarea of the test.

Retaking an MTTC Exam

If you do not pass your exam on the first attempt, you may retake the exam after completing the full registration process. There is no limit to the number of times you can retake a test, but there is a mandatory waiting period of 30 days between attempts.



How many MTTC exams are there?


There are over 60 exams that cover materials that a wide range of educators must know according to the grade level they will be instructing in, and if they have a specialty subject they will teach.


Can I cancel or reschedule my MTTC exam?


Yes, you may cancel or reschedule your testing appointment up to 24 hours before the appointment.


How long does it take to get my MTTC score?


You should receive your test results roughly 2-4 weeks after testing.


Which MTTC exams include constructed-response questions?


Most of the world language exams include constructed-response questions:

  • Arabic (Modern Standard)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


What is the passing score for an MTTC exam?


To pass your exam, you must achieve a scaled score of at least 220.

By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: November 16, 2023