Comments about Education Licensure Program (MTEL) - At the institution - Boston - MA - Massachusetts
Candidates seeking educator licensure in Massachusetts are tested through the MTEL program. They must pass both the tests of Communication and Literacy Skills and the Subject Test, where available, for the license they are seeking. This requirement holds for all candidates for licensure, including classroom teachers, district and school administrators, and district and school support-service personnel. The purpose of the MTEL is to help identify candidates for licensure who have demonstrated the knowledge required for entry-level educators in Massachusetts public schools.
At Northeastern University, passing the MTEL tests in Communication and Literacy Skills and the applicable subject area is required prior to entering into a student teaching practicum / internship which is required for educator licensure. Students must pass the teacher test the academic term prior to student teaching.