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Content Area and Pedagogy Tests

Content Area

The content area tests measure general and subject-specific pedagological skills and knowledge.  The tests cover what you have learned while at the university, so it is best taken just before you student teach, during student teaching, or immediately following your student teaching.  You must pass the content test to apply for licensure.

For detailed information concerning content area tests, consult the MTLE website.

Preparation Materials

Preparation materials are located through each content area's test information on the MTLE website. MTLE also provides general preparation information, including test taking strategies.

Pedagogy

The pedagogy test measures general pedagological knowledge.  The test covers what you have learned while at the university, so it is best taken just before you student teach, during student teaching, or immediately following your student teaching.  Take into consideration whether you have taken the classes that present the information on which you will be tested.

The test results do not affect graduation; however, candidates cannot apply for their teaching license until the tests are passed. All students seeking teacher certification in the State of Minnesota must pass the MTLE Pedagogy exams. The pedagogy exam consists of three levels of assessment.  Students should take one test within the scope of their licensure:

For detailed information concerning pedagogy tests, consult the MTLE website.

Preparation Materials

Preparation materials for pedagogy tests, as well as subtests and subareas, are located through each test's information on the MTLE website. MTLE also provides general preparation information, including test taking strategies.