MTEL General Curriculum Practice Exam

MTEL General Curriculum Practice Exam

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This is a practice exam for MTEL General Curriculum. has organized this content into its test engine to make it easy to study.  The questions are well structured with detailed rationales.   

The current exam is a Computer-based test (CBT) with the following structure.   The MTEL General Curriculum test comprises separately administered and scored multi-subject and mathematics subtests and is designed to assess the candidate's knowledge of the elementary subject matter required for a Massachusetts Elementary educator license and other licenses as defined in the educator licensure regulations. 

  • Mathematics subtest: 45 multiple-choice questions and 1 open-response assignment
  • Multi-subject subtest: 55 multiple-choice questions and 1 open-response assignment
Note that the state of Massachusetts is considering retiring this exam in early 2023.

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) program includes a Communication and Literacy Skills test, PreKindergarten to grade 12 subject-matter tests, a Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test, and an Adult Basic Education test. See for a complete list of MTEL tests currently offered. Information on what tests must be taken may be obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website, 

These subject matter tests include 100 multiple-choice items and two open-response items requiring candidates to spend about 20–30 minutes each to prepare an adequate response. The multiple-choice section accounts for 80 percent and the open-response section counts for 20 percent of the candidate's total test score. 

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