MTLE Content Exam Information

All first-time applicants for a Minnesota Teaching License and all individuals adding a licensure field to an existing Minnesota license must complete a content exam for their respective field. Beginning September 1, 2010, candidates must take the MTLE content exam (Praxis exams taken after 09/01/10 will not be counted for Minnesota licensure).

All content area subtests cost $35.00, unless otherwise noted. If your content area requires 2 subtests, you would pay $70.00. If your content area requires 3 subtests, that would be $105.00. There is also a $50.00 annual registration fee, paid once per test year (September 1 – August 31).

Content Area

Test Format

Time
Allowed

Passing Score

Reference Materials Provided for Test

Chemistry
(Grades 9-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 48 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

A scientific calculator, a periodic table and a formulas and constants page are all provided.

Communication Arts/Literature
(Grades 5-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Early Childhood Education
(Birth to Grade 3)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Earth and Space Science
(Grades 9-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Elementary Education
(Grades K-6)

Three computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

English as a Second Language
(Grades K-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Health
(Grades 5-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Instrumental Classroom Music*
(Grades K-12)

 

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

Subtest One: 75 minutes; Subtest Two: One hour.

240

None

*beginning 9/1/2011there are two separate music tests in the MTLE program: Instrumental Classroom Music and Vocal Classroom Music. Examinees should take the test that most closely aligns with their anticipated area of licensure.

Library Media Specialist
(Grades K-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Life Science
(Grades 9-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

A scientific calculator is provided with your test.

Mathematics
(Grades 5-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 48 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

A scientific calculator and a formulas page are provided with your test.

Middle Level
Communication Arts/ Literature
(Grades 5-8)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Middle Level Mathematics
(Grades 5-8)

Two computer-based subtests, 48 multiple choice questions each.

One hour and 15 minutes per subtest.

240

A scientific calculator and a formulas page are provided with your test.

Middle Level

Science
(Grades 5-8)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

A periodic table and a formulas and constants page are provided with your test.

Middle Level

Social Studies
(Grades 5-8)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Physical Education
(Grades K-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Physics
(Grades 9-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 48 multiple choice questions each.

One hour and 15 minutes per subtest.

240

A scientific calculator and a formulas and constants page are provided with your test.

Reading Teacher
(Grades K-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Social Studies
(Grades 5-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Special Education Core Skills
(Birth to Age 21)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Technology
(Grades 5-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

A formulas page is provided with your test.

Visual Arts
(Grades K-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

One hour per subtest.

240

None

Vocal Classroom Music*
(Grades K-12)

Two computer-based subtests, 50 multiple choice questions each.

Subtest One: 75 minutes; Subtest Two: one hour

240

None

*beginning 9/1/2011there are two separate music tests in the MTLE program: Instrumental Classroom Music and Vocal Classroom Music. Examinees should take the test that most closely aligns with their anticipated area of licensure.

World Language and Culture: Chinese (Mandarin)
(Grades K-12)

Two paper/pencil subtests. Subtest 1: one assignment each in interpretive listening, interpretive reading, language acquisition, language structures, and cultural understanding;
Subtest 2: two assignments each in presentational writing and presentational speaking.

Two hours per subtest.
$28 per subtest.
Offered three times per year.

240

None

World Language and Culture: French
(Grades K-12)

Two paper/pencil subtests. Subtest 1: 100 multiple choice questions; Subtest 2: two assignments each in presentational writing and presentational speaking.

Two hours per subtest.
$28 per subtest.
Offered three times per year.

240

None

World Language and Culture: German
(Grades K-12)

Two paper/pencil subtests. Subtest 1: 100 multiple choice questions; Subtest 2: two assignments each in presentational writing and presentational speaking.

Two hours per subtest.
$28 per subtest.
Offered three times per year.

240

None

World Language and Culture: Spanish
(Grades K-12)

Two paper/pencil subtests. Subtest 1: 100 multiple choice questions; Subtest 2: two assignments each in presentational writing and presentational speaking.

Two hours per subtest.
$28 per subtest.
Offered six times per year.

240

None