MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) Prep is
designed to help prepare students for the Communication and
Literacy Skills Test (CLST), a computer-based and self-scheduled
exam required for teacher licensure (pre-k through grade 12)
in the state of Massachusetts. The course is divided into two
sessions, each with a specific subtest focus. The Reading Subtest
Focus, a four-week session, is designed to introduce the format
and objectives of the CLST Reading Subtest, to develop reading
comprehension techniques and to provide critical process of
elimination strategies. The Writing Subtest Focus, an eight-week
session, is designed to introduce the format and objectives of the
CLST Writing Subtest, to review essential grammar and usage, to
refine writing skills and to provide strategies tailored to each of
the four components of the exam.
Students may enroll in one or both sessions, depending on
their testing history and needs. Participants in both sessions of
the course are expected to complete homework assignments
designed to reinforce concepts introduced in class each week.
Students should expect to devote a solid and consistent amount
of time to work outside of class, using practice test results, scores
and instructor feedback to further tailor their studies.
Required text for all MTEL Prep students: The Official THEA Test
Study Guide (ISBN 0-89056-022-6)