MTEL and Teacher Licensure

Teacher candidates in the State of Massachusetts cannot be licensed without having passed all required MTELs. BTR Residents cannot pass the practicum and cannot graduate without having passed each MTEL required in their licensure area.

All teacher candidates must take the Communications and Literacy Skills Test, a two-part reading and writing test.

Elementary candidates must also take the General Curriculum test, including the multi-subject and math subtests.

Secondary (middle and high school) candidates must also take the subject test that responds to the grade/content they plan to teach.

More information

Thank you for your interest in the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR). The application for the 2015-16 program is currently closed and will reopen later this year. We encourage interested applicants to complete a prospect form to access the online application when it reopens.