Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL®) Computer-Based Testing
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson for the development, administration, and scoring of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL®). The purpose of the MTEL program is to help ensure that all candidates seeking licensure in Massachusetts have the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level teaching in Massachusetts public schools.
For information about the MTEL exams that are available via computer-based testing (CBT), please visit the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure Home Page.
Registration & Scheduling Information
To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the MTEL program web site: www.mtel.nesinc.com
Once you have registered to take a test, you may schedule your test appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To schedule a test appointment, log in to your MTEL account at the site noted above and select “schedule” on the current registrations page for the test you wish to schedule.
After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
Rescheduling or Canceling a Test
To reschedule or cancel a test appointment, log in to your account at the MTEL program web site and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page: www.mtel.nesinc.com
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