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Mometrix eLibrary

Free study materials to prepare for the Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification 


Click on your program to view your testing requirements and recommended timeline for Tests for Teacher Certification:

Basic Skills

In order to be eligible for Michigan Teacher Certification, students must pass the SAT test or meet one of the acceptable testing alternatives (see below). For the SAT, both sections of the SAT must be passed at or above:

SAT Section Required Score
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480 or higher
Mathematics530 or higher

How to Register

  1. View Upcoming SAT Test Dates
  2. Create your free CollegeBoard account
  3. Provide your full, legal name and other identifying information. Make sure it’s the exact same name and information shown on your photo ID.
  4. While registering for the test, please select to send scores to both Oakland University (Code 1497) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) (Code 6962).
  5. Upload a photo that meets very specific photo requirements.
  6. Check out, and print your Admission Ticket. The registration fee is $45.

Testing Centers near Oakland University

  • Oakland University, 2nd Floor-Human Health Building, Rochester, MI 48309 Center Code: 23501
  • Macomb Community College, 14500 East 12 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48088
    Center Code: 23010
  • Waterford Kettering High School, 2800 Kettering Drive, Waterford, MI 48329 Center Code: 23171
  • Find additional testing centers here.

SAT Practice Tests and Resources

Additional Acceptable Tests
The MDE will accept certain prior test scores in place of the SAT.  Please see information below on the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam (PRE), MTTC Basic Skills Exam, ACT, and MME.

MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE)

On April 10, 2017 the Michigan Department of Education released a statement that the Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) will be replaced by the SAT (additional information on SAT tab below).  The Michigan Department of Education has shared these PRE Phase Out Details.

Additional Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification are required in the subject area and elementary education in order to earn a Michigan Teaching Certificate. Details on tests are available at:

  • The Michigan Department of Education will continue to accept passing scores on the Professional Readiness Exam (October 2013-September 2017) 
  • The Michigan Department of Education will continue to accept passing scores on the Basic Skills Test (taken before October 2013) 
Please contact SEHS Advising for further information on which tests are appropriate for your major.

The PRE consists of three subarea tests - mathematics, reading, and writing. All sections of the test include multiple-choice question. The writing sub test also includes two written constructed-response questions. The passing score for each standard PRE subarea test is 220. A candidate must meet or exceed the passing score on two of the three PRE subtests, and must meet or exceed the Alternative Score on the third PRE subtest according to this table. If a candidate satisfies these requirements they shall be considered to have passed the PRE as a whole.

ACT & MME Scores

PRE Subtest Score Equivalencies

Teachers applying for their initial teacher certificate prior to October 1, 2025 may use ACT or Michigan Merit Exam (MME) subtest scores to satisfy related PRE subtest requirements. The ACT English+Writing is a combined score found on The ACT Plus Writing Student Report, or the combined score may be calculated from an online ACT English+Writing score calculator (if taken prior to September 2015). If a teacher candidate didn't take the ACT writing subtest at all, they do not qualify for using this pass measure option.

Pass score equivalencies are listed below.

ACT scores are valid on tests taken between 1989 to September 23, 2017
MME scores are valid on tests taken between March, 2007 - January, 2015.

ACT Equivalencies



MME Equivalencies

















PRE Passing Score Alternative Table

Michigan Department of Education has developed PRE Pass Score Alternative. If a teacher candidate has met or exceeded the passing score (or ACT/MME score equivalent) on two of the three PRE subtests, they may use a PRE Passing Score Alternative on the third subtest in order to be considered as having passed the PRE as a whole. 

Click here for the Passing Score Alternative table 

It is highly recommended that candidates meet with their Academic Adviser to review their specific situation.


*Click on the gold headers below for study resources.

Online Resources

Open Campus

Basic MathematicsFundamentals of Grammar
Beginning AlegrbaFundamentals of Writing
Intermediate Algebra             Developmental Reading
College Algebra

Khan Academy College Math Brush Ups:

Arithmetic                            Geometry
Algebra Probability / Statistics

Khan Academy SAT Prep

MeL - Learning Express Library 
MeL has practice tests and study materials for SAT, ACT and other college standardized tests.

Additional Online Resources

MTTC Content Area Preparation Materials
Below are resources for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). For additional information, visit the MTTC website.
MTTC Test 103 Resources (Elementary Education Test)
In the Elementary Education program, students will take the MTTC Test 103 (Elementary Education) prior to student teaching. This test consists of six subarea tests:
  • English Language Arts and World Languages
  • Social Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health Education and Physical Education

It is recommended that all students who take the test review the test objectives, practice sample questions, and take a practice test. The resources below are available to help.

Educational Resources Lab (ERL) Materials and Resources

In additional to providing the funding for the Mometrix eLibrary, the ERL Professional Collection contains many books you might find helpful as you prepare for certification tests.

Hard Copy MTTC study guides and flashcards are available for the following tests. They are held on reserve for use in the ERL only - ask for them at the ERL desk.

  • MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (096)
  • MTTC Elementary Education (103)
  • MTTC Language Arts - Elementary (90)
  • MTTC Social Studies - Elementary (105)

In the general ERL collections, you can find books such as the following:

Call NumberTitle, Author, Editor
372.6 SchScholastic writer's desk reference.
LB 1631.5 .E465 2016SAT and ACT grammar workbook / George Ehrenhaft, Ed.D.
PE 1112 .F64 2004The Little, Brown handbook / H. Ramsey Fowler, Jane E. Aaron.
PE 1112 .L463 2013The McGraw-Hill handbook of  English grammar and  usage / Mark Lester and Larry Beason.
PE 1408 .K6756 2012The pocket Wadsworth handbook / Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell.
PE 1413 .S37 1999The writer's workplace with readings : building college writing skills / Sandra Scarry, John Scarry.
PE 1417 .H495 2011Teaching argument writing, grades 6-12 : supporting  claims with relevant evidence and clear reasoning / George Hillocks, Jr. ; foreword by Michael W. Smith.
PE 1417 .S386 2008The language of composition: reading, writing, rhetoric / Renee H. Shea, Lawrence Scanlon, Robin Dissin Aufses.
Additional Campus Resources
Kresge Library

Kresge Library has a variety of ACT/SAT College Readiness and Study Guides available for checkout.


These resources are available through MelCat and will assist in refreshing your subject area skills.