Pedagogy Exams

MTLE Pedagogy Exams

Exams required by major

Find out which exams align with your major.

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

Find another testing center in Minnesota or Wisconsin:

Locate a Testing Center, select "MTLE," select the "exam name" you are taking, click "next," select the "check boxes" next to exam modules and click "next," enter zip code and click "search," the exam centers nearby the zip code will appear.

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.

Exam Scoring

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

MTLE will email a .pdf score report to you on the score report date. It is important that you save a copy of your scores in your Google Drive for your records. Your score report will be available online as a PDF document for 2 years after the score report date. You may view, print, and save your score report from your account during that period.

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. 

MTLE Exam Structure and Exam Preparation

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

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Test Preparation

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: