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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

Updated MTEL Revisions and Timeline October 2022

As communicated in previous updates, the MTEL development timeline continues to be subject to change due to the shifts to the timeline made during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the revised MTEL development timeline below.

Below please find a revised operational timeline for these MTEL tests. We will continue to update the MTEL site to ensure that the timing of when tests will be updated is clear to you. Use the dropdown at MTEL Tests Undergoing Redevelopment to see timeline information for each test.

Please note with these updates there will be a delay in scoring when a new test is first released. There is typically a delay of several months in getting your score. As you prepare and plan for taking your MTEL, please consider these delays.

Please note that only one version of an MTEL can be made available to individuals at any given time. As such, as soon as an updated version of an MTEL is live, the previous version will retire and will no longer be made available to you. If you wish to take the current version of the test, we recommend you take the test as far in advance as possible from the times that the tests will be updated.

If you take and pass an MTEL that becomes retired before you have met other licensure requirements, you can still use the retired MTEL passing score towards earning your license. There is no expiration date on the validity of a passing score on an MTEL.

Revised Projected MTEL Test Development Schedule — October 2022
Currently OperationalGroup EGroup FGroup G
Operational October 17, 2022Operational Early 2023Operational Summer 2023
  • Digital Literacy/Computer Science, 5–12
  • English Language Arts, 5–12
  • Foundations of Reading
  • Mathematics, 5–8
  • Mathematics, 8–12
  • General Science, 5–8
  • Physics, 8–12
  • Technology/ Engineering, 5–12
  • Mathematics, 1–6
  • Reading Specialist, All Levels
  • Biology, 8–12
  • Chemistry, 8–12
  • Earth & Space Science, 8–12
  • Middle School Math/Science, 5–8
  • Early Childhood, PK–2
  • History/Social Science, 5–12

Last Updated: October 6, 2022

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