UMass Dartmouth offers two Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) preparation courses twice per year: Communications and Literacy Skills Test (test 01) and Foundations of Reading (test 90).

PRD 571 Communications and Literacy Skills (01)

Register now or call the enrollment registration line 508.999.9129

The Communication and Literacy Skills test consists of two subtests: reading and writing. The reading subtest contains multiple-choice items and word meaning (vocabulary) items. The writing subtest contains four sections:

  • written summary
  • written composition
  • grammar and usage
  • written mechanics.

Areas covered include:

  • comprehension and analysis of readings
  • development of ideas in essay form on specific topics
  • outlining and summarizing
  • interpretation of tables and graphs
  • mastery of vocabulary, grammar, and mechanics

No textbooks are required. Handouts and booklet will be provided.

Dates

  • October, last two Saturdays of the month, 9am-1pm
  • March, first two Saturdays of the month, 9am–1pm

Cost

$200 per course. (Includes fees and materials)

PRD 572 Foundations of Reading (90)

Register now or call the enrollment registration line 508.999.9129

This MTEL preparation class is for teachers, and future teachers, who are planning to take the MTEL Foundations of Reading Test # 90.

This class will provide support for students as they review for the assessment in a collegial group. We'll cover key content areas of the exam and test taking strategies during three class meetings. You'll discuss sample questions and learn practical approaches to developing essay responses.

Dates 


  • October, last two Saturdays of the month, 9am-1pm
  • March, first two Saturdays of the month, 9am–1pm

Cost

$200 per course. (Includes fees and materials) 

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Contact

Traci Almeida

Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Licensure
College of Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts 372

508-999-8098
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Contact

Online & Continuing Education
Foster Administration, 121
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

508.999.9202
508.910.9060
online@umassd.edu