MTTC School Counselor (051) Practice Test

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The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) School Counselor test is required of all teacher candidates wishing to become school counselors in Michigan secondary schools.

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MTTC School Counselor Exam Outline

The MTTC School Counselor exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions, and you will be given a time limit of 2.5 hours.

The exam is split into three subareas.

I. Student Diversity and Assessment (29%)

The questions in this subarea cover the following topics:

  • Diversity and equity issues in school counseling
  • Student assessment and evaluation

II. Comprehensive School Counseling Program (42%)

The questions in this subarea cover the following topics:

  • The development and implementation of a developmental guidance curriculum that promotes career, academic, and personal development
  • Vocational, career, and educational development and planning
  • Responsive services

III. The Professional Environment (29%)

The questions in this subarea cover the following topics:

  • School counselor leadership skills in the school setting
  • Professional roles and responsibilities of the school counselor

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MTTC School Counselor Exam Registration

To register for the MTTC School Counselor exam, you must create an online NES account via their website. You can register for the exam and schedule an exam date through this account. When you register, you will need to pay the $129 examination fee.

Test Day

You should arrive at the testing center 30 minutes prior to the scheduled exam time to allow time for the check-in process. When you arrive, you will be asked to present one form of valid, government-issued photo ID. If you forget to bring your ID or your ID is invalid, you will not be able to take the exam.

Then, you will be asked to leave all personal items in a secure locker outside the testing area. This includes your cell phone, bags, wallet, keys, food, and any smoking/vaping devices. If you wear eyeglasses, they will be inspected by a testing center agent before you enter the testing room.

Once you enter the testing room, you will be asked to sign an NDA, and you will be given a brief tutorial on the computer-adaptive testing system. Once the tutorial is complete, the exam will begin.

How the MTTC School Counselor Exam is Scored

Your MTTC School Counselor score is reported within the range of 100-300 and is based on your performance on all sections of the test. To pass the exam, you must achieve a scaled score of 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.

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How many questions are on the MTTC School Counselor exam?


There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam.


How long is the MTTC School Counselor exam?


The time limit for the exam is 2.5 hours.


What is the passing score for the MTTC School Counselor exam?


To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 220.


How much does the MTTC School Counselor exam cost?


The examination fee is $129.

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 | This Page Last Updated: January 4, 2024