The MTLE exams are used for those who are wishing to become a teacher in the state of Minnesota. Passing the MTLE ensures that you will receive your initial teaching license. The MTLE exams also consist of specific tests for particular licenses in specific content areas.
The MTLE Health exam is used to test the potential teacher’s knowledge in the health area. The MTLE Health exam is a computer-based exam that includes two subtests. Each subtest has 50 questions. You are given one hour per each subtest to complete the exam. There is also a registration fee of $47.50 per subtest.
The first subtest of the MTLE Health exam consists of:
- Health Promotion and Risk Reduction
- Understand the principles, methods, and techniques for enhancing safety and preventing and reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.
- Understand health risks associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs and strategies and skills for preventing the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
- Understand the nature, control, and prevention of illness and disease.
- Understand human sexuality and strategies for promoting sexual and reproductive health.
- Physical Health
- Understand human body systems and physical, social, emotional, and intellectual factors that influence health and growth and development.
- Understand the importance of health-enhancing dietary practices.
- Understand principles, components, and benefits of health-related physical fitness.
The second subtest of the MTLE Health exam consists of:
- Mental, Social, and Family Health
- Understand principles and strategies for managing stress and maintaining mental and emotional health.
- Understand the use of interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
- Understand principles of conflict resolution and violence prevention.
- Health Advocacy and Literacy
- Understand how to use risk appraisal, problem-solving, goal setting, and decision making to enhance health.
- Understand methods and skills for locating, analyzing, evaluating, and selecting health-promoting information, products, and services.
- Understand the influence of advertising, media, technology, and social norms on health behaviors.
- Understand the content and methods for developing subject-area reading skills to support students’ reading and learning in health education.
- School, Community, and Environmental Health
- Understand the components of comprehensive school health programs, interrelationships among the components, and strategies for promoting health and wellness.
- Understand the role of school, community, and public services in supporting safe and healthy communities.
- Understand concepts, principles, and issues associated with environmental health.
The MTLE Health exam is scored on a scale of 0 to 100. To be considered as passing, you will need a score of 80.
MTLE Health Practice Questions
1. Of the following research methods for gathering health-related data, which one is most applicable to collecting aggregate information on large population groups?
2. What is the School Health Index (SHI)?
a. A tool that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) uses to rate school health policies
b. A tool that the CDC uses for (C) and (D) but not for (A)
c. A tool to help schools in their health self-assessments
d. A tool to help schools create health policies and plans
3. Which of these resources for coordinated school health approaches includes information on the connection between school health and academic achievement and on school health assessment and planning?
a. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Web site’s Coordinated School Health Publications and resources page
b. “School Health 101 Packets” offered by the National School Boards Association
c. School health coordination guidelines from some state education departments
d.The LISTSERV provided by the Comprehensive Health Education Network (CHEN)
- D: While questionnaires (A) can be sent to large groups of people, they also can be used to collect data on an individual and small group basis equally well or better (i.e., not all recipients return mailed questionnaires, whereas individuals and small groups, when given these directly in clinical, public health, or other settings, are obligated to complete them). Observations (B) are most useful for gathering data about individuals or small groups as they require researchers to watch their actions and interactions directly (overtly or covertly). Interviews (C) typically require one-to-one question-and-answer interactions between researchers and respondents. The survey (D) method enables researchers to collect large-scale data on entire population groups, often through a combination of these other methods, by obtaining the same information from a much greater number of respondents.
2. B: The School Health Index (SHI) was developed jointly by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and national health and education nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), school staffs, school health experts, and parents as a self-assessment (C) and planning (D) guide. Schools use it to help conduct needs assessments to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their health and safety policies and programs, develop action plans for enhancing health to include in their School Improvement Plans (SIPs), and engage students, teachers, parents, and communities in health-promoting, health-enhancing behaviors.
3. A: The Coordinated School Health Publications and Resources page on the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Web site includes information on the connection between school health and academic achievement and on school health assessment and planning. The National School Boards Association’s “School Health 101 Packets” (B); the school health coordination guidelines published by state education departments (C), for example, the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Maine Departments of Education and Health and Human Services; and the Comprehensive Health Education Network’s (CHEN’s) LISTSERV, which publishes an online mailing list for national, state, and local school health professionals all provide basic information on coordinated school health approaches.