Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

10/8/2020 Online Proctoring for a Subset of the MTELs

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to announce the addition of online proctoring for select tests in the MTEL program. Online proctoring allows you to take your test securely from your home, school, or business. With just a simple check-in process, involving ID verification, face-matching technology, and a live greeter, you can test without having to travel to a test center.

The following select MTEL tests* will become available for online proctoring, in addition to continuing to be available via computer-based testing at test centers.

Online proctoring will be available for each test for a one-week window each month. Once a test has been launched online, it will be available in subsequent testing windows moving forward. The schedule for online proctoring will be available soon and will be posted to this site once available.

*Note: Due to technical requirements, certain MTEL tests may not be offered via online proctoring and will continue to be available via computer-based testing only. For example, tests that require the use of a scanner and tests that include an audio component cannot be administered via online proctoring.

Phase 1 tests: Registration opened October 6, 2020

  • Communication and Literacy Skills
  • Foundations of Reading
  • Sheltered English Immersion
  • English
  • English as a Second Language

Phase 2 tests: Registration opens November 2, 2020

  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Specialist
  • Visual Art
  • Health/Family and Consumer Sciences

Phase 3 tests: Registration opens December 1, 2020

  • Vocational Technical Literacy Skills
  • Middle School Humanities
  • Theater
  • Business
  • Latin and Classical Humanities

Phase 4 tests: Registration opens January 4, 2021

  • Political Science/Political Philosophy
  • Dance
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Speech
  • Academically Advanced
  • Bilingual Education

Please see the MTEL website for a test of your equipment to ensure that you have the necessary system requirements, and to register for an online proctored test.

Last Updated: October 9, 2020

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