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Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is conducting a pilot test of multiple-choice items that may appear on future test forms for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) tests.

Eligibility Requirements for Participation

To be eligible to participate in the pilot test, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. You are currently a junior, senior, or graduate student preparing for Upper Elementary Education certification in Michigan.

Educator preparation faculty are not eligible to participate in the pilot test.

Current Pilot Test Opportunities

  • MTTC Upper Elementary Education (select PTMI121 when scheduling)

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to view and respond to multiple-choice questions that may appear on future test forms for the MTTC tests. Upon completion of a pilot test form, you will be offered a choice between a $75.00 MTTC test voucher that may be applied towards future MTTC testing fees or a $50.00 Amazon gift card. Test vouchers are non-transferable and expire 1 year from the date of issue. Incentives are issued upon verification of the *acceptable completion of each test form. Incentives will be distributed approximately 4-6 weeks following the close of the pilot testing window.

Other advantages of pilot test participation include:

  • providing input into the test that will be taken by future educators,
  • gauging professional knowledge by taking actual test items, and
  • gaining practical testing experience.

*To be eligible for an incentive, participants must be qualified in the specific field for which they are taking a pilot test and they must complete the pilot test as instructed. You may choose only one incentive per test session and may take up to two (2) pilot tests in any subject area. Additional incentive requests beyond two (2) pilot-test sessions in any subject area will not be honored.

Test Information

Each pilot test consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions and is administered during a 135-minute test session. Each pilot test form includes questions from each Upper Elementary Education subtest (Professional Knowledge and Skills; Literacy; Mathematics; Science and Social Studies). Approximately 20 minutes of the session is dedicated to the presentation of a computer-based testing tutorial and a short survey.

Eligible participants may complete up to two (2) pilot test forms. The second registration can only be scheduled after the first pilot test session is completed (consecutive pilot-test appointments are not available). Pilot test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants or institutions.

If you have any questions about this pilot test, please email

Scheduling Information

MTTC pilot testing begins March 29, 2022. You may schedule an appointment starting March 15, 2022.

After you schedule a pilot 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 pilot test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

Last updated 2022-02-25