It is important to take the time to prepare for the MTLE licensure exams. It is recommended that you take the time to review content covered on the various exams and complete a practice test at least once prior to the actual test setting. This will help you to identify areas that you should focus your study on to improve the chances of passing the test. Please utilize the below resources as you prepare for the MTLE Licensure Exams.
UMD Library--Study Guides on Reserve
The UMD Library has some study guide/practice tests available for some of the MTLE Exams. They can be checked out at the main level reference desk with your UCard. The study guides and practice tests are available for a three day loan.
Basic Skills Test
While there are no free materials available that align specifically to the MTLE Basic Skills tests, similar competencies are required in other states. Reviewing those study guides can be helpful to you as you are preparing for the MN MTLE Exams.
California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
Michigan State Teachers Certification Exam (MTTC)
Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE)
There are other resources available online that can help you fine tune your math, reading, writing, and typing skills.
Below is a list of websites that offer a variety of resources
Duluth Public Library---Learning Express Library
Great place to learn, review, and practice reading, writing, and math skills at an elementary, high school and college level.
Note: In order to utilize the learning express library you will need a Duluth Public Library card. You can obtain one by going to the Duluth Public Library (520 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN, 55802) and bringing your UCard and driver's license.
Math Videos: http://www.khanacademy.org & http://www.yourteacher.com
Math Concept(s): http://www.algebasics.com & http://www.math.com
Free typing timed tests and typing games: http://www.typingtest.com
Keyboard Practice: http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/cjh/appliedtech/business/keyboarding
MTLE Reading Practice Test
Khan Academy: A non profit organization that provides tutorials/lectures in a wide variety of subjects that can be accessed through YouTube
Praxis Review Materials
Praxis has some excellent review books that will help you refresh on reading, writing, and math content. Do not focus a lot of time on the practice exams in these books, but the chapter review sections have great information. Reminder: you must take the MTLE exams not Praxis exams.
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Tutor a student in the Duluth Public Schools
Consider tutoring a student in the local area to enhance your skills. Students can work through the Office of Civic Engagement to find tutoring opportunities in reading, writing, or math. You can find the Office of Civic Engagement in 209 Bohannon Hall.
MTLE Pedagogy and Content Information
The Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam Pedagogy and Content Tests assess students’ competencies in a specific subject area and grade level. While there are a few free materials available to date that align specifically to the Minnesota Pedagogy and Content exams, there are additional free materials available on the web from other state’s tests that are similar to the requirements on the MTLE Content and Pedagogy exams. These materials can be very helpful in preparing you for your exams, but should be reviewed carefully.
From the links below you will find information on a variety of subject areas, including subject test objectives, sample questions, and/or practice tests.
Unified Early Childhood Exam Preparation:
Elementary--Content Knowledge (K-6) Exam Preparation:
MTLE website: www.mtle.nesinc.com
MTLE ElEd K-6 (content)
Secondary-Pedagogy (5-12) Exam Preparation:
MTLE Project of SMSU
Minnesota State University Mankato--Preparing for the MTLE
Additional Study Guides Available for Purchase: www.xamonline.com
Reference materials provided for MTLE Basic Skills Test, Content Exams, and Pedagogy Exams
Below you will find information available when taking the exam. It is important to review the directions prior to taking the test.
Go online to the MTLE Information site to see what exams allowed access to the various supplemental materials below.