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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE MTTC BASIC SKILLS TEST AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEST
Changes to the MTTC Basic Skills Test
Currently known and referred to as the MTTC Basic Skills Test this test name will change to the MTTC “Professional Readiness Examination” (PRE)
Until October 2013, registration material and information posted on the MTTC website will be labeled “Basic Skills Test.”
Information and registration materials for October 2013 testing (and later) will refer only to a “Professional Readiness Examination.”
The PRE will retain the field code #096.
New test objectives for the PRE will be available early March.
This examination is required for entry into the University of Michigan-Flint’s teacher preparation programs and for initial teacher certification in Michigan.
Changes to the Elementary Education Test
Elementary Education Program Update
The University of Michigan-Flint and the Michigan Department of Education are in a transition period regarding the Elementary Education programming. Current and new elementary education and early childhood elementary education candidates are advised that old program and new program course requirements are subject to change during the transition period and that a new elementary education test will replace the current test, effective October 2013.
- MTTC Elementary Education Examination #103 (first offering Oct. 2013).
A new MTTC elementary education examination titled “ Elementary Education” (#103) will become operational at the October 2013 MTTC test administration. The examination will be constructed on the basis of objective frameworks currently posted on MTTC website, in category of Test Objectives for MTTC fields #103 and #104.
MTTC Test Objectives- These objectives will be combined into one set titled Elementary Education (#103). There will not be a test 104 (as previously reported) as all of the objectives from #104 will be incorporated into #103.
Elementary Education (#103) will be a single 150-item test that may be registered as a single test during either AM or PM test session for paper-based testing.
The cost of a paper-based 150-item Elementary Education (#103) exam will comply with current legislative cap of $75.
The fee for optional computer-based Elementary Education (#103) exam is unresolved at this time.
The study guide for Elementary Education (#103) will be available in April 2013. A full length practice test will be available in August 2013 on the MTTC website. Fee for use is unresolved.
Refer to MTTC website for updates, including fees: www.mttc.nesinc.com
MTTC Elementary Education Examination #83 (last offerings Sept. 2013)
Test Objective and Study Guides for MTTC field (#83), will be adjusted to read “effective until October 1, 2013”.
The current elementary MTTC field (#83) will be offered in paper-based format for the last time at the July 2013 MTTC tests administration.
The current elementary MTTC field (#83) will be offered during the August 2013 and September 2013 computer-based testing windows.
2/28/MTTC Elementary Certificate Examination #83 (last offerings Sept. 2013)
The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Education is the basic teacher education unit at the University of Michigan-Flint. Program offerings are designed to assist prospective elementary and secondary teachers in acquiring the skills and abilities necessary for excellence in teaching and to meet requirements for Michigan Teacher Certification. All programs offered by the Education Department are approved by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation Services, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909, (517) 373-3310. The Teacher Certification Program is responsive to changes mandated by the Michigan Department of Education. Students should consult the Education website or their advisor for the most current information. Special announcements, such as orientation meetings and changes in course scheduling, are sent to students’ university email accounts and posted outside the Education Department office. The department is in the process of seeking initial accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 466-7496, Fax: (202) 296-6620.
The mission of the Department of Education is to prepare teachers and educational personnel who: understand and value the disciplines they teach; comprehend psychological principles and the variations of human development, behavior, and potential that facilitates student learning; recognize that historical, sociological, political, and philosophical factors promote equal educational opportunity; possess the pedagogical-content knowledge necessary to make appropriate instructional decisions that promote reflective thinking, problem solving, and critical inquiry; discern the ethical obligations of professional educators; and can demonstrate their ability to use their knowledge of the academic disciplines, psychology, social foundations, pedagogical-content strategies, and ethics in working with children.
The following programs are available:
The General Program for Elementary Teacher Certification (Bachelor of Science)
The Bachelor of Music Education (K-12)
The Honors Program in Elementary Education (Bachelor of Science)
The General Program for Secondary Teacher Certification (Bachelor of Arts)
The General Program for Secondary Teacher Certification (Bachelor of Science)
Visual Art (Bachelor of Science)
The Education Department also offers graduate programs in Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education with Certification (MAC), Literacy (K-12), Special Education (K-12), and Technology in Education. Graduate-level endorsement programs are also offered in Early Childhood Specialist (ZA), Reading Specialist (BR), Cognitive Impairment (SA), Learning Disabilities (SM), and Educational Technology (NP). In addition, a graduate program in Educational Administration is offered in collaboration with the University's Program in Public Administration. Those interested in these programs should refer to the "Graduate Study" section of the university catalog.
A student who already possesses a bachelor's degree and wishes to meet state requirements for teacher certification should contact the Education Department for details, 430 French Hall, 810.762.3260
MTTC Test Dates
Paper Based Test Dates
Computer Based Test Dates