Changes to the Elementary Certificate Examination
Elementary Education Program Update
WMU and the Michigan Department of Education are in a transition period regarding the Elementary Education program. Current and new elementary education, early childhood elementary education and special education candidates are advised that current course requirements are subject to change during the transition period and a new test will replace the current test, effective October 2013.
MTTC Elementary Certificate Examination #103 (first offering Oct. 2013)
- A new MTTC elementary certificate examination titled Elementary Education (103) will become operational at the October 2013 MTTC test administration.
- The examination will be constructed on the basis of objective frameworks currently posted on MTTC website, in category of Test Objectives for MTTC fields #103 and #104: MTTC Test Objectives.
- These objectives will be combined into one set titled Elementary Education (103). There will not be a test 104 as all of the objectives from 104 will be incorporated into 103.
- Elementary Education (103) will be a single 150-item test that may be registered as single test during either AM or PM test session for paper-based testing.
- The cost of a paper-based 150-item Elementary Education (103) certificate exam will comply with current legislative cap of $75.
- The fee for optional computer-based Elementary Education (103) certificate exam is unresolved.
- The study guide for Elementary Education (103) will be available in April 2013. A full length practice test will be available in August 2013 on the MTTC website. Fee for use is unresolved.
- Refer to MTTC website for updates, including fees.
MTTC Elementary Certificate Examination #83 (last offerings Sept. 2013)
- Test Objective and Study Guides for MTTC field #83, will be adjusted to read “effective until October 1, 2013”.
- The current elementary MTTC field #083, will be offered in paper-based format for the last time at the July 2013 MTTC test administration.
- The current elementary MTTC field #083, will be offered during the August 2013 and September 2013 computer-based testing windows.