Minnesota Teacher Licensure ExaminationsSM (MTLESM)

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is field testing items for the Minnesota Teacher Licensure ExaminationsSM (MTLESM) program.

To be eligible to participate, you must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
  • You are currently enrolled in an educator preparation program and preparing to seek licensure/endorsement in Minnesota in the specific field for which you’re scheduling a field test, OR
  • You are an individual who recently received a license in Minnesota in the specific field for which you are scheduling a field test and have less than 3 years’ teaching experience in that field.
Faculty members are not eligible to participate in the field testing.

Current MTLE Field Test Opportunities:

  • MTLE Communication Arts/Literature (Grades 5-12) – select PTMN203 when scheduling
  • MTLE Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3)– select PTMN204 when scheduling
  • MTLE Instrumental Classroom Music (Grades K-12) – select PTMN206 when scheduling
  • MTLE Mathematics (Grades 5-12) – select PTMN207 when scheduling
  • MTLE Pedagogy: Secondary (Grades 5-12) – select PTMN209 when scheduling
  • MTLE Reading Teacher (Grades K-12) – select PTMN211 when scheduling

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable practice in computer-based testing. For the acceptable completion of each field test form1, candidates are offered an incentive of either a $50.00 Barnes and Noble eGift Card2 or a $50.00 test voucher3 to be used toward future registration fees for a Minnesota Teacher Licensure ExaminationsSM (MTLESM) test. Test vouchers are non-transferable and expire one year from the date of issue. Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each field test form. Please allow approximately 6 weeks for processing.

Test Information

Each field test form consists of multiple-choice questions. Session length varies by field test, however most sessions are between 1 and 2 hours long and include 20 minutes for the presentation of a computer-based testing tutorial and a short survey.

For all field tests except the MTLE Instrumental Classroom Music (Grades K-12), you may take up to two (2) field tests. Additional registrations for a particular field test can only be scheduled after the first field test session is completed (consecutive field test appointments are not available).

For the MTLE Instrumental Classroom Music (Grades K-12) field test, you may take only one field test. Field test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants or institutions.

For additional information about participating in this field test, please email es-mtle@pearson.com.

Scheduling Information

MTLE field testing begins March 19, 2019. You may schedule an appointment starting March 5, 2019.

Please note: You will need to create an account on the pilot/field test website in order to register for the field test as this site is separate from the MTLE website.

After you schedule a field test appointment, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center.

If you are unable to keep a field test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

  1. Incentives are issued upon verification of acceptable completion of each field test form and acceptance of participation terms and conditions. You may choose only one (1) incentive per field test form and may complete up to two (2) field tests for the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature (Grades 5-12), MTLE Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3), MTLE Mathematics (Grades 5-12), MTLE Pedagogy: Secondary (Grades 5-12), and MTLE Reading Teacher (Grades K-12) field tests. For the MTLE Instrumental Classroom Music (Grades K-12) field test, you may take only one field test. Additional incentive requests beyond one incentive for each field test form completed will not be honored.
  2. A Barnes and Noble eGift Card is valid for use until the balance is consumed at www.bn.com and has no expiration date.
  3. A test registration voucher may be applied toward registration fees for a future Minnesota Teacher Licensure ExaminationSM (MTLESM) test. Test registration vouchers are non-transferable and expire one year from the date of issue.
Last updated 2019-04-11