Test Selection

Refer to the following tables to identify the specific test or tests you wish to take. If you are uncertain about which tests you are required to take for your certification, contact your academic advisor, or the certification officer at your institution. Evaluation Systems is not authorized to answer questions regarding tests required for certification. Completing the wrong tests will delay your certification.

There are two test sessions on each test date. The morning test session begins at 7:15 a.m. and lasts until approximately 12:30 p.m. The afternoon test session begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts until approximately 6:15 p.m. Each test session includes four and one-half hours of actual testing time.

Examinees taking the Professional Readiness Examination or the Elementary Education test may take up to two additional subject-area tests during the afternoon test session. These are full-session tests and will be scheduled only during the morning test session.

Subject-area tests are scheduled during the morning or afternoon test session on a space-available basis. With the exception of Arabic (Modern Standard), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish, which are each full-session tests, examinees taking only subject-area tests (not including the Elementary Education test) may take up to four tests: two during the morning test session and two during the afternoon test session.

You will be assigned to either one or both test sessions, according to the number and type of tests for which you register. You may not register for a test more than once per administration.

Each test session is designed to allow sufficient time for completion of up to two subject-area tests, or one full-session subject-area test. However, if you are registering for only two subject-area tests, you may request to be assigned only one subject-area test for each test session. If you register for two subject-area tests only, you will be asked whether you would like to take one test in each session. Test session assignments are made on a space-available basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Information about the test sessions to which you have been assigned and the tests you have been scheduled to take during each session will be included on your admission ticket(s).

Test Test Code Important Information Endorsement Code
Agricultural Education 037   HX
Arabic (Modern Standard) 102 This is a full-session test. This test begins with a listening component. Examinees who arrive late will not be admitted. FK
Autism Spectrum Disorder 064 This test was formerly called Autistic. SV
Bilingual Education 075 One Bilingual Education test is available for candidates seeking to be certified in this area.  
Biology 017   DA
Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology 098   GQ
Chemistry 018 Scientific calculators are provided at the test. See "Scientific Calculators" below for more information. DC
Chinese (Mandarin) 101 This is a full-session test. The test begins with a listening component. Examinees who arrive late will not be admitted. FR
Cognitive Impairment 056 This test was formerly called Mentally Impaired. SA
Communication Arts (Secondary) 091   AX
Computer Science 050   NR
Dance 046   MH
Early Childhood Education (General and Special Education) 106 This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information. ZS
Earth/Space Science 020 This test was formerly called Geology/Earth Science. DH
Economics 007   CA
Elementary Education 103 This is a full-session test offered only during the morning test session.
This test is valid for K5 all-subject and K8 self-contained classroom certificates. See "MTTC Certification Requirements" for more details.
This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information.
ZG
Emotional Impairment 059 This test was formerly called Emotionally Impaired. SE
English 002 This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information. BA
English as a Second Language 086   NS
Family and Consumer Sciences 040   KH
Fine Arts 053   OX
French 023 This is a full-session test. The test begins with a listening component. Examinees who arrive late will not be admitted. FA
Geography 008   CB
German 024 This is a full-session test. The test begins with a listening component. Examinees who arrive late will not be admitted. FB
Health 043   MA
Hearing Impaired 062   SL
History 009 This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information. CC
Industrial Technology 087   IX
Integrated Science (Elementary) 093 This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information. DI
Integrated Science (Secondary) 094   DI
Italian 029   FH
Japanese 100 This is a full-session test. The test begins with a listening component. Examinees who arrive late will not be admitted. FL
Journalism 003   BC
Language Arts (Elementary) 090 This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information. BX
Latin 026 This is a full-session test. FD
Learning Disabilities 063 This test was formerly called Learning Disabled. SM
Library Media 048   ND
Marketing Education 036   GM
Mathematics (Elementary) 089 Bring a graphing calculator to the test. See "Approved Graphing Calculators" below for a list of approved models.
This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information.
EX
Mathematics (Secondary) 022 Bring a graphing calculator to the test. See "Approved Graphing Calculators" below for a list of approved models.
This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information.
EX
Middle Level 085   ZL
Music Education 099 This test begins with a listening component. Examinees who arrive late will not be admitted. JQ
Physical Education 044   MB
Physical or Other Health Impairment 058 This test was formerly called Physically or Otherwise Health Impaired. SC
Physical Science 097 Scientific calculators are provided at the test. See "Scientific Calculators" below for more information. DP
Physics 019 Scientific calculators are provided at the test. See "Scientific Calculators" below for more information. DE
Political Science 010   CD
Professional Readiness Examination 096 This is a full-session test offered only during the morning test session.
A four-function calculator is provided for the Mathematics subtest.
This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information.
not applicable
Psychology 011   CE
Reading 005 See "Reading and Reading Specialist Tests" below for important certification information. BT
Reading Specialist 092 See "Reading and Reading Specialist Tests" below for important certification information. BR
Russian 027 This is a full-session test. This test begins with a listening component. Examinees who arrive late will not be admitted. FE
School Counselor 051   NT
Social Studies (Elementary) 105 This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information. RX
Social Studies (Secondary) 084 This test is also available on computer. See "Computer-Based Testing" for more information. RX
Sociology 012   CF
Spanish 028 This is a full-session test. The test begins with a listening component. Examinees who arrive late will not be admitted. FF
Speech 004   BD
Speech and Language Impaired 057   SB
Technology and Design 088   TX
Visual Arts Education 095   LQ
Visually Impaired 061   SK

Reading and Reading Specialist Tests

Please be aware that Reading (test code 005) and Reading Specialist (test code 092) are separate tests that correspond to different endorsements. The Reading and Reading Specialist tests are not interchangeable. Reading (005) may be used as a minor or a major, or as an additional endorsement at either the elementary or secondary level. Reading Specialist (092) is a graduate program to be used only as an additional K12 endorsement for individuals who already hold teaching certificates. It is imperative that you take the test that corresponds to your approved program. You may be certified to teach only in areas in which your institution has an approved program. Please contact your advisor to be sure that you register for the correct test.

Scientific Calculators

Examinees taking the Chemistry, Physical Science, or Physics test will be provided with one of the following models of scientific calculators at the test administration. The models distributed are subject to change; directions for use will not be provided at the test site. You may not use your own calculator or calculator manual for these tests. (These calculators may NOT be used for Mathematics [Elementary] [089] or Mathematics [Secondary] [022].)

 

Approved Graphing Calculators

For computer-based testing, please see this information.

For paper-based testing, examinees taking the Mathematics (Elementary) or Mathematics (Secondary) test must bring their own graphing calculator but may not bring a calculator manual. Graphing calculators will not be provided at the test administration. Only the brands and models listed below may be used. Approved calculator brands and models are subject to change; if there is a change, examinees will be notified. Test administration staff will clear the memory of your calculator both before and after testing. Therefore, be sure to back up the memory on your calculator, including applications, to an external device before arriving at the test site.

Manufacturer Approved Models
Casio
Algebra FX 2.0, CFX-9850G Plus, CFX-9850Ga, CFX-9850Ga Plus, CFX-9850GB Plus, CFX-9850GB Plus-we, CFX-9850GC Plus, FX 1.0 Plus, FX-7400G, FX-7400G Plus, FX-9750G Plus
Hewlett-Packard HP 49g+
Sharp
EL-9600c, EL-9900
Texas Instruments
TI-73, TI-81, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver, TI-84, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver, TI-84 Plus C Silver, TI-85, TI-86, TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-Nspire Handheld with TI-84 Plus Keypad*
*Examinees using the TI-Nspire Handheld may not remove the TI-84 Plus Keypad while testing. Violation of the rule, or any other test site rule, may result in the voiding of your scores.

Note that the list of approved graphing calculators for paper-based testing is different than the list for computer-based testing. Make sure to review the appropriate list for your test.