The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® Communication and Literacy Skills test is required of all students planning to teach K-12 in the Massachusetts public schools. It is the first of various tests in the MTEL series. Banacos Academic Center’s MTEL ComLit Preparation provides direct assistance to education majors through group workshops and individual support opportunities. The coordinator works with students on test familiarity, useful strategies and practice.
FALL SEMESTER SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
To sign up for MTEL ComLit Preparation workshops, please go to our Academic Skills and MTEL ComLit Preparation Scheduler. Please use one of the following browsers:
BELOW IS A SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE. IT IS A SAMPLE OF THE TYPES OF WORKSHOPS OFFERED THROUGH MTEL COMLIT PREPARATION. LOOK FOR THE FALL 2017 SCHEDULE AFTER CLASSES BEGIN.
This semester we have changed things up a bit in terms of the scheduling for the MTEL ComLit preparation workshops for both the writing and the reading subtests! The workshops will be offered during the spring semester on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 (with three Tuesday dates) for first- and second-time MTEL testers as well as for those who have taken the test at least twice. They will be held in the Banacos Academic Center conference room (Parenzo 159), and materials will be supplied.
** IF A STUDENT HAS A CLASS ON MONDAYS and is unable to attend the Monday workshops, he or she should first check to see if that topic is offered on one of the three Tuesdays. If not, the student should email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which workshops are needed and give available times. Some alternate dates may be provided based on schedules.***
It is suggested that First Year students wait to take these tests until the end of their first year. Therefore, such students should not sign up for one of the MTEL Workshop series until the end of the spring semester if summer testing is planned, or they may wait until the fall of their sophomore year to attend the workshops.
To reserve a seat for one of the MTEL ComLit Workshops series, students should register and sign up on-line at https://www.westfield.ma.edu/banacos/scheduler. The MTEL ComLit Workshops are highlighted in green on that scheduler. Please attend one of the workshop series before making an individual appointment as questions should be covered during the group times. For the writing subtest, students need to attend both writing portion sessions. Materials will be supplied. If a workshop is full, the scheduler allows students to place their names on the waiting list. And please cancel 3 hours ahead if you cannot attend.
***Be sure to reserve a seat for the workshop series type that is appropriate: for repeat testers who have taken the test at least twice OR for first-time testers and those who have taken it just one time. ***
For questions about MTEL ComLit preparation assistance, please email to email@example.com.
Monday, 2/13: Writing: Grammar
Tuesday, 2/14 Writing: Summary & Composition
Monday, 2/27 Reading
For first- and second-time testers
Tuesday, 2/28 Reading
Monday, 3/6 Writing: Grammar
Tuesday, 3/7 Writing: Summary & Composition
For repeat testers (Please bring the breakdown of your scores on past tests – not just the total.)
Monday, 3/20: Writing: Grammar
Monday, 3/27 Writing: Summary & Composition
Monday, 4/3 Reading
For first- and second-time testers
Monday, 4/10 Writing: Grammar
Monday, 4/24 Writing: Summary & Composition
Monday, 5/1 Reading
Monday, 5/8, Drop-in session for open questions on any of the three MTEL ComLit topics!
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MTEL ComLit Preparation services are available during the Fall and Spring semesters only.
Sarah E. Lazare, Director
Katy Milford, Coordinator of Academic Skills and MTEL ComLit Preparation
last updated 2/28/2017, sel