MTEL Preparation Workshops

MTEL Preparation Workshops

MTEL Overview Workshop

In 1.5 hours we will familiarize you with the structure of the Communication and Literacy Skills (CLS) portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL), go over our proven strategies to help manage your time and test anxiety, and give you plenty of practice items. If your skills are strong, but you want to be well prepared for this demanding, high-stakes test, this workshop will give you the confidence and strategies you need to pass. 

Registration
Students interested in the free workshops must preregister through the Ed Prep Office in the College of Education.  Please email EdPrep-help@umass.edu

Workshop Length: 1.5 Hours
Fee: $75.00. The FEE for this workshop is WAIVED for students who are currently enrolled in courses at UMass Amherst, Greenfield Community College, Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College. Proof of attendance at one of the Community Colleges is required. The capacity for each workshop is 20 students. Pre-registration is required by noon on Monday prior to the workshop.
Location: online

Date Time Workshop #
Monday, Jan. 30 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 67672
Monday, Feb. 13 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 67673
Tuesday, Feb. 21 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 67784
Wednesday, March 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 69554
Monday, March 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 69555
Tuesday, April 11 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 69556

 


Skills Development Multi-session Workshops

In this intensive workshop of four 2 hour sessions, we will cover the basics of writing an effective summary and essay which the Communication and Literacy Skills MTEL requires under timed conditions. The instructor will provide you with individualized feedback so you will go into the test well prepared and knowing what to expect. You will learn the structure of the test and essential time management strategies.

Registration
Students interested in the free workshops must preregister with Robert Heath through the Educator Preparation Office in the College of Education EdPrep-help@umass.edu

Workshop Length:  Four sessions of 2 hours each
Fee: $185.00. The FEE for this workshop is WAIVED for students who are currently enrolled in courses at UMass Amherst, Greenfield Community College, Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College.  Proof of attendance at one of the Community Colleges is required. The capacity for each workshop is 20 students. Pre-registration is required by noon on the first Wednesday or Thursday session or before noon on a subsequent Wednesday or Thursday if you miss the first session.
Location: online

Date Time Workshop #
Tuesday, Feb. 28 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 67675
Tuesday, March 7 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Tuesday, March 21  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 67675
Tuesday, March 28 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 67675
     
Wednesday, April 19 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 69558
Wednesday, April 26 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 69558
Wednesday, May 3 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 69558
Wednesday, May 10 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 69558

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Skills Development Saturday Workshops

An alternative to our multi-session workshop for the Communication and Literacy Skills (CLS) portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL), this intensive daylong workshop takes place on Saturday. Come prepared for an in-depth review of written mechanics, grammar, writing, and reading comprehension. Lots of guided practice, practical advice about the structure of the test, and our unique strategies will ensure that you go into this test prepared and confident that you will pass.

Registration
Students interested in the free workshops must preregister with Robert Heath in the College of Education Licensure Office.

Workshop Length: 6 total hours (on Saturday)
Fee: $155.00. The FEE for this workshop is WAIVED for students who are currently enrolled in courses at UMass Amherst, Greenfield Community College, Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College.  Proof of attendance at one of the Community Colleges is required. The capacity for each workshop is 20 students. Pre-registration is required by noon on Friday prior to the workshop.
Location: online

Date Time Workshop #
Saturday, Feb. 25 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 67674
Saturday, April 29 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 69557

  


MTEL WORKSHOP REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

All prospective workshop participants, including current UMass Amherst students interested in the free workshops must preregister with Robert Heath in the College of Education Licensure Office (Furcolo W144). Payment by check or money order is due at registration. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.  

  • A $25.00 Continuing Education registration fee will be charged for MTEL Prep Overview Workshops

Please note that the above fee does not apply to current UMass Amherst students interested in the free workshops.
For further information on these workshops, for guidance in choosing which workshop is best for you and/or additional resources, please contact Robert Heath


For directions to the College of Education (Furcolo Hall) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit the following website:

Furcolo Hall - 813 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01003

http://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/directions


Additional Information

Please visit the MTEL website to register for the test: www.mtel.nesinc.com

For more information, please visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.


MASSACHUSETTS STATE TEST POLICY:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure regulations require that all candidates for teacher licensure in Massachusetts pass the Communication and Literacy Skills (CLS) portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL). In addition, all candidates in most licensure areas must pass the appropriate Subject Matter test to become licensed educators.

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST and the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION TEST POLICY:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst requires that undergraduate students take and achieve a passing score on the CLS test prior to admission into professional preparation programs in the University. Post-baccalaureate and graduate students are also required to achieve a passing score on the CLS normally in their first semester of study and in all cases prior to their practicum. (Students in all professional preparation programs for educators for which there is a Subject Matter test must take and pass the appropriate Subject Matter test prior to the practicum and as a prerequisite for the University's recommendations for licensure.)