MTTC Elementary Education Practice Test

The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Elementary Education test (MTTC) is required of all teacher candidates wishing to teach elementary education, grades K – 8, in the state of Michigan.


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Test design

The Elementary Education test is a computer-based test (CBT) consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. You will have three hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam. The exam is completed on a computer at a testing facility.

The test consists of six subareas with specific objectives for each subarea:

  • English Language Arts and World Languages – 24% of the test; understand and apply:
    • Major concepts, principles, and instructional practices in the acquisition and learning of language.
    • The foundations of emergent literacy, including the development of phonological and phonemic awareness.
    • The development of accurate, automatic word recognition, spelling, and fluency.
    • The development of vocabulary and reading comprehension.
    • The characteristics of narrative and expository texts in all forms.
    • The writing process using standard conventions of English.
    • The generation and expression of ideas and information through all methods of communication.
  • Social Studies – 16% of the test; understand and apply:
    • Historical thinking to understand the past.
    • The fundamental principles and concepts of geography.
    • The fundamental principles and concepts of civics and government.
    • The fundamental principles and concepts of economics.
    • The inquiry process in social studies, and concepts and skills associated with public discourse, decision-making, and citizen involvement.
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 10% of the test; understand and apply:
    • The functions, elements, principles, and styles of the arts, and artistic and creative processes and products.
    • Communication about and through the arts using developmentally appropriate instruction.
  • Mathematics – 22% of the test; understand and apply:
    • Mathematical reasoning, representation, and problem-solving.
    • The historical development of mathematics.
    • Number sense and concepts of number, number theory, and number systems.
    • The concepts and procedures of direct and indirect measurement.
    • The concepts of Euclidean geometry, algebra, and data analysis and probability.
  • Science – 18% of the test; understand and apply:
    • The construction of new scientific knowledge, including the role of inquiry.
    • The nature of scientific knowledge and the application of analysis and reflection.
    • The fundamental concepts of life science, earth/space science, and physical science.
  • Health Education and Physical Education – 10% of the test; understand and apply:
    • Concepts and strategies of health education.
    • Concepts and strategies of physical education.

 MTTC Elementary Education Practice Test


The cost of the Elementary Education exam is $129.00. Payment is made online with a credit/debit card. If you have a financial aid voucher, you will enter the information at the payment screen. Arrangements may be made for individuals without access to an electronic form of payment.

Delivery method and registration

The exam is delivered in a computer-delivered format and available throughout the state of Michigan, and select military installations within the state. You can register for the assessment online, and once your registration is complete, you’ll have a year to take the test.

Test Day

You will receive an email with your testing date, time, and location after registration. Arrive at the testing facility at least 15 minutes prior to your exam start time. You will present your valid identification and provided a secure location for any personal items. Pay attention to what you cannot bring to the testing facility and ensure you leave all valuables and prohibited items at home. Once the exam has concluded, you will return all materials provided.

Exam results and scoring

Your score is based on the number of correct responses, based on a scale of 100 to 300. You need to score 220 points to pass the exam. You are not penalized for incorrect responses.

Your score is automatically reported to the institution you indicated and the Michigan Department of Education. You will be mailed your official score report, and it is your responsibility to complete the necessary paperwork for your certification.

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Preparing for the Program Admission exam

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Online MTTC Elementary Education Prep Course

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