The health and well-being of our university community and members of our extended community are always first, so in keeping with federal and state health and safety guidelines related to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Lesley University has postponed workshops. We’re monitoring this situation and will make rescheduling decisions as soon as circumstances allow. Please continue to consult lesley.edu/events and lesley.edu/covid-19 for updates.
Spring 2020: All MTEL workshops will be held online and synchronously. You must attend during the specified hours.
Lesley University intends to resume on-campus learning once it is safe to do so in alignment with the guidance from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health. However, given the uncertainty of this schedule, we are planning to move scheduled sessions online as soon as possible instead of rescheduling face-to-face sessions, with the goal of ensuring the greatest number of students can access the support of our MTEL workshops and successfully complete their required tests. Participants from the general public will receive a refund.
We offer Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) workshops and courses covering practice questions, test-taking strategies, some content, and resources for individual study to Lesley students and alumni, current Lesley applicants, and the general public, usually 4 times per year.
Math General Curriculum
Prepare for the Math subtest of General Curriculum (GC):
- Online Math Diagnostic EDIAG 5000 is similar to the GC Math subtest, and results can help determine next steps for preparation. Diagnostic is a co-requisite for course and workshop. Lesley students and alumni can register for and take the diagnostic at no charge without registering for the workshop or course. Lesley students in Elementary, Moderate, or Severe programs are strongly advised to take the diagnostic during their first semester at Lesley in order to have enough time to prepare for the subtest.
- An intensive, 36 hour course, EMTEL 6600, open to Lesley students (and others as space permits). Cost: $375 Lesley affiliates; $500 general public.
- A 4-session weekend workshop, EMTEL 5600, open to Lesley students, current applicants, alumni, and general public. Cost: $100 Lesley students and alumni; $325 general public.
Math General Curriculum Workshop: EMTEL 5600
EMTEL 5600 is a 4-session (total of 18 hours) workshop that covers Number Sense; Geometry and Measurement; Probability, Data and Statistics; Patterns, Relations and Algebra; and open-response questions. Includes an online math diagnostic and online support between workshops. Limited to 40 attendees, first-come, first-served. Cost: $100 for Lesley students and alumni; $325 general public. EDIAG 5000 is the diagnostic portion, which is included.
Next workshop: TBA
Math General Curriculum Intensive Course: EMTEL 6600
EMTEL 6600 is a 36 hour, non-credit weekly course designed for those with math anxiety, those who need more comprehensive math skills, or those who have had difficulty passing the math subtest. Learn math content in a supportive environment. Also includes an online math diagnostic, EDIAG 5000. Cost: $375 for Lesley students and alumni; $500 for general public.
Next workshop: TBA
Foundations of Reading: EMTEL 5400
Prerequisite: A course in literacy
All workshop registrants will be co-registered in an online Phonics Diagnostic, EDIAG 5100. This tool covers knowledge of phonics and phonics instruction required for passing the Foundations of Reading MTEL, and is designed to help students determine whether, and in what phonics areas, they may need additional work. Cost: Free for Lesley students and alumni; $125 general public.
Tuesdays, April 28 and 28, 4:30-6:30 pm
- Communication and Literacy-Reading: EMTEL 5100
- Communication and Literacy-Writing: EMTEL 5101
English as a Second Language: EMTEL 5800
This intensive five-week online workshop offers a review of ESL test content, with strategies for multiple choice and open responses. Study strategies will cover each of the test objectives, including linguistics and sociolinguistics, language acquisition, knowledge of ESL instructional approaches, teaching in the 4 domains, and assessment for English language learners. This is not an SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) prep workshop.
Previous coursework strongly recommended prior to workshop: theories of language acquisition; ESL instructional approaches for oral language, reading and writing; sociolinguistics; and assessment for ELLs. You should also have familiarity with WIDA and TESOL standards. The workshop is a review of information required for the test and does not replace essential coursework. Cost: $100 for Lesley students and alumni; $325 general public.
Next workshop: TBA
- General Curriculum Multi-Subject: EMTEL 5200
Early Childhood Education: EMTEL 5300
This four-hour workshop covers strategies for taking the test, along with an overview of test content and outline structures for the open response questions. Cost: free for Lesley students, current applicants, and alumni; $100 general public.
Thursdays, April 23 and 30, 4:30–6:30 pm
Reading Specialist Workshop: EMTEL 5500
Cost: Free for Lesley students, current applicants, and alumni; $75 general public.
Next workshop: TBA
Using the New Elevate System for Course Registration
Elevate is a new online registration system used for continuing education and other services. Even if you have taken courses at Lesley previously, you will need to create a new account for Elevate, which you can use for future courses offered through this system.
Each course has a unique registration code. Make sure your correct course/start date is listed on the upper right hand corner of the “Create Account” sign-in page. After entering your information, the system will prompt you for payment, if appropriate.
Once registered, you will receive two emails: one from CAPS@lesley.edu with your Elevate username and portal link; one from the Registrar’s Office with your Lesley credentials for Blackboard/myLesley and LOIS. If you do not receive an email within two business days regarding your Lesley credentials, please contact our IT department at 617-349-8770 or IT@lesley.edu
Workshop confirmations, cancellations, and/or changes will be made through email. Make sure your email address is current, correct, and legible, and check email before departing for the workshops.
Although we try to ensure certification information is accurate and complete, contents are subject to change.