The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification - Elementary Education (#103) exam is required for all elementary education students and must be passed before students can be recommended for certification in accordance with the Michigan Department of Education.

It is recommended that students take this test during the student teaching semester.

The MTTC Elementary Education Exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions covering six (6) subareas.  They are broken down as follows: 

  • English Language Arts and World Languages - 24 percent
  • Social Studies - 16 percent
  • Visual and Performing Arts - 10 percent
  • Mathematics - 22 percent
  • Science - 18 percent
  • Health Education and Physical Education - 10 percent

Subject area tests in elementary education are not required to be passed prior to student teaching; however, they must be passed to be included on the teaching certificate.


Please visit the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification website to obtain information regarding test dates and registration procedures.

CEHHS Office of Student Success

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Fairlane Center South (FCS)
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