MTTC Information

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.

Reporting Your Scores to UM-Dearborn

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.


Professional Readiness Exam (PRE)

All students in teacher preparation programs must pass all three areas of the Michigan Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) or approved alternative prior to enrollment in Phase III of the Teacher Certification program.   Post-degree and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students must pass the PRE prior to admission into the program. 

Petitioning to enroll in methods level courses (EDD prefix) has been discontinued. Students must pass the PRE or approved alternative prior to enrollment in methods level courses.

Students are encouraged to take the PRE 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 Exams

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.