Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) is a series of requirements for Michigan teacher certification. The tests are designed to ensure that each certified teacher has the necessary basic skills and content knowledge to serve in Michigan schools.

Official evidence of passing scores must be reported directly to College of Education, Health, and Human Services by the test administrator. Please select electronic delivery to the University of Michigan-Dearborn when you register for your test date(s).

Test scores cannot be hand-delivered or emailed by the student to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.

Types of MTTC Exams

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) - Replaced PRE

All students in teacher preparation programs must receive benchmarked scores in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prior to enrollment in Phase III of the Teacher Certification program. Post-degree and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students must receive benchmarked scores on the SAT prior to admission into the program.

Petitioning to enroll in methods level courses (EDD prefix) has been discontinued. Students must achieve the required scores on the SAT prior to enrollment in methods level courses.

Students are encouraged to take the SAT as early as possible in their academic career.

Elementary Certification Exam Undergraduate and post-degree elementary education students must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification - Elementary Education Exam prior to student teaching.
Secondary Certification Exam Undergraduate, post-degree and Master of Arts in Teaching students must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in their subject major and subject minor prior to student teaching.