Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.

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 moved classes to remote learning. Please continue to consult lesley.edu/events and lesley.edu/covid-19 for updates. 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. 

Fall 2020: All MTEL workshops will be held online and synchronously. You must attend during the specified hours. ESL is asynchronous.

Registration information here.

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. Check out our MTEL Study Resources.

Workshop Schedule

  • 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; $100 general public.

    Saturdays, October 3 and 17, 9:00 am-11:00 am

    Register: Lesley students and alumni LMTEL 5400
    Register: General public LMTEL 5400

  • Communication and Literacy-Reading: EMTEL 5100

    Cost: free for Lesley students, current applicants, and alumni; $150 general public.

    Saturdays, September 12 and 26, 9:00 am–12:30 pm

    Register: Lesley students and alumni LMTEL 5100
    Register: General public LMTEL 5100 


  • Communication and Literacy-Writing: EMTEL 5101

    Cost: free for Lesley students, current applicants, and alumni; $175 general public.

    Sundays, October 18 and 25, 9 am–1:00 pm

    Register: Lesley students and alumni LMTEL 5101
    Register: General public LMTEL 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.

    Online: October 18–November 22

    Register: Lesley students and alumni LMTEL 5800
    Register: General public LMTEL 5800

  • General Curriculum Multi-Subject: EMTEL 5200

    Cost: free for Lesley students and alumni; $125 general public

    Sundays, September 20 and October 4, 9:00–12:00 pm

    Register: Lesley students and alumni LMTEL 5200
    Register: General public LMTEL 5200 

  • Early Childhood Education: EMTEL 5300

    This 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.

    Next workshop:
    Sundays, November 1 and 8, 9:00–11:00 am

    Register: Lesley students and alumni LMTEL 5300
    Register: General public LMTEL 5300

  • Reading Specialist Workshop: EMTEL 5500

    Cost: Free for Lesley students, current applicants, and alumni; $75 general public.

    Saturdays, September 26 and October 3, 9:00 am–11:00 am

    Register: Lesley students and alumni LMTEL 5500
    Register: General public LMTEL 5500

How to Register

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.

List of Massachusetts test dates and score dates (PDF) 

Contact the Certification Office

Although we try to ensure certification information is accurate and complete, contents are subject to change.