Pedagogy Exams

MTLE Pedagogy Exams

Exams required by major

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MN Professional Educators and Licensing and Standards Board: Minnesota Teacher Licensure Testing Information

When to take exams

Exams should be taken right before student teaching.

  • IESE and UECH students should take immediately following block 3
  • STEP students should take immediately following block 2

Exam cost

$53.50 per subtest

Where can I take the Exams

Duluth Area:

Online Proctored environment from a computer anywhere with reliable internet access

Pearson Professional Centers-Hermantown (Duluth)MN
4815 West Arrowhead Road
Suite 100
North Shore Bank Place
Hermantown, Minnesota 55811
United States
Northwoods Technical College (Formerly Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-WITC)
600 North 21st Street
Superior, Wisconsin 54880
United States
Online Proctored environment from a computer anywhere with reliable internet access
The following MTLE Content Exams are currently available in an online proctored format:
  • Pedagogy: Elementary
  • Pedagogy:  Early Childhood
  • Pedagogy:  Secondary

Find another testing center in Minnesota or Wisconsin:

Locate a Testing Center, select "Exam Name your are taking", Scroll down to "Testing Sites," Search for your exam and follow the prompts.

Extended Computer Based Testing Sessions

The MN Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board and the Pearson Testing Center has extending testing sessions available for ANY student.  Standard MTLE test sessions are designed to allow sufficient time to complete the test. Examinees may find the allotted testing time to be more than enough to complete the test, even if they have needed extra time on other tests they have taken in the past.

Extended testing sessions are also available for all tests in the MTLE program. All MTLE Pedagogy exams taken in an extended computer based testing session receive double time.

Learn more about how to register for extended testing sessions.

Requesting Alternative Testing Arrangements

Alternative testing arrangements that are reasonable in the context of this licensing test and supported by documentation may be provided for

Learn more about the process for requesting accommodations based on individual circumstances.

How to register for the exams

Exam Registration Guide

Registration is done online through MTLE. Be sure to indicate UMD as a recipient of your scores.

You can register for your exams online at anytime and must take your exams within a year of registering.  For example, you could go online and register today and schedule your exams for 3 months from now.  If it gets closer to the test date and you are not as ready as you would like you can reschedule as long as it is rescheduled at least 48 hours prior to your test date.

Score Release Information

A scaled score is provided immediately after testing.   Your official score report will be emailed to you, if you requested this service when you registered, according to the score release schedule.  Score reports are also posted to your account for 2 years as PDF documents, which you may view, print, and save for your records.  Learn more on the MTLE Scores webpage.

Score Report

Passing score is a 240.  Learn more about how to understand your testing results.

It is very important that you keep a copy of your official score report for your records (save it to your Google Drive, in your email, or print a copy, etc.)

  • Be sure to also choose UMD as a recipient of your scores.

If you did not save a .pdf report of your scores and did not put UMD as a recipient of your scores you can request a score report.

Exam Retakes

Teacher candidates who do not pass an exam must wait a minimum of 30 days prior to retaking an exam.  Teacher candidates can schedule ahead 30 days out from the failed exam date.  If a teacher candidate fails an exam two or more times they may be eligible for a retake fee voucher.  Vouchers are emailed within two to four weeks of the score report date. 

Exam Retake Voucher

Beginning with tests taken on August 23, 2021, examinees who have failed a good-faith attempt on a subtest two or more times may be eligible for a fee voucher for subsequent attempts. You will receive your voucher via email within two to four weeks of the score report date.

Military Financial Assistance Voucher

PELSB has a limited amount of financial assistance vouchers available to examinees who are in the military.  Please email PELSB directly to request a military financial assistance voucher, [email protected]

MTLE Exam Structure and Exam Preparation

Each exam includes two subtests. It is recommended that you take the exams right before student teaching.

Accessing Mometrix eLibrary from home:

If you are having difficulty accessing Mometrix please email Kayleen Jones.

Learn about the Pearson Testing Center:

Test Preparation

MTLE Content and Pedagogy Exam Handout

Click on your program below to learn about your required MTLE Pedagogy Exams and Exam Preparation

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Integrated Elementary & Special Education

Secondary Education (5-12 & K-12)

Majors that should be taking the Secondary Pedagogy Exams:

  • Art Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist (5th Year Licensure)
  • Public Health Education & Promotion-School
  • Teaching Communication Arts & Literature
  • Teaching Earth & Space Science
  • Teaching French
  • Teaching German
  • Teaching Life Science
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Teaching Physical Science­-Chemistry
  • Teaching Physical Science­-Physics
  • Teaching Social Studies
  • Teaching Spanish
  • 9-12 Life Science Post Bac
  • 9-12 Chemistry Post Bac
  • 9-12 Earth & Space Science Post Bac
  • 9-12 Physics Post Bac

Required Exams:

  • Pedagogy:  Secondary Sub-test 1
  • Pedagogy:  Secondary Sub-test 2

Exam Preparation Resources:

Unified Early Childhood Studies

Required Exams:

  • Pedagogy:  Early Childhood Sub-test 1
  • Pedagogy:  Early Childhood Sub-test 2

Exam Preparation Resources: