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Massachusetts Tests of Education Licensure (MTEL)
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mandates that all students pass the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the licensing process. Endicott supports this requirement by incorporating the relevant MTEL tests into the licensure programs. Prior to enrollment in junior year pre-practicum methods courses, a passing score on two of the required tests must be achieved. Prior to enrolling in ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Elementary Education or ED 401 Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Education, the Foundations of Reading test and the appropriate Subject Matter test in either Early Childhood or Elementary Education must be completed with a passing score. Fees for taking the MTEL will be the responsibility of the student.
By incorporating the required exams into the program, upon graduation Endicott students have completed all of the necessary license requirements for the state of Massachusetts. License applications are completed and filed by the student at the end of the senior year.
Those wishing to be licensed to teach in other states must still take and pass the MTEL exams as part of the program requirements. However, the department will also work closely with individuals seeking licensure in states other than Massachusetts, helping to define the requirements and procedure for receiving that license. Preparing for, taking, and passing the MTEL exam helps future teachers to pass other exams, such as the PRAXIS and many of our students are successfully pursuing licenses in multiple states.
Test Preparation Workshops
Endicott offers intensive workshops and tutoring throughout the year to help prepare students to pass the MTEL exams. Test preparation workshops are free of charge and focus on the specific skills and subjects covered on the licensure exams. Workshops are required of students enrolled in the licensure concentrations and are also available to those who want to meet the requirements to change into the program from another major.
United States Higher Education Act (HEA) as amended in 1998, Sec. 207, also known as Title II Public Disclosure Statement
Endicott College MTEL pass rates for the program year 2008–2009 were at 100% in the Communication and Literacy, the Early Childhood, Foundations of Reading Test, and the General Curriculum tests. Pass rates for institutions statewide for each test were: Communication and Literacy, reading subtest, 100%; Communication and Literacy, writing subtest, 100%; Early Childhood 98%; Foundations of Reading 99%; and General Curriculum 99%. For a copy of the Endicott College Institutional Report on Title II Data for 2008–2009, please contact the Coordinator of Licensure and Assessment, Endicott College.