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. 

All offerings are held in University Hall, 1815 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA. See each entry below for room information. The Porter Square T station is nearby, as are several bus stops. Parking is available for a fee behind University Hall; those using the parking lot for the workshops (not the course) will be eligible for a 50 percent discount. Registration information below. See also 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.

    Saturday, January 25; Saturday, February 8; Saturday, February 29; Saturday, March 7, all 8:00 am–12:30 pm
    Room 3-087
    Register for: EMTEL 5600.01 20/SP

  • 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.

    Fridays, January 31–April 10, 4:00 pm–7:15 pm
    Room 3-087
    Register for: EMTEL 6600.01 20/SP

  • 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.

    Sunday, February 2, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Room 2-150 Amphitheater
    Register for: EMTEL 5400.01 20/SP

    Sunday, April 5, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Room 2-150 Amphitheater
    Register for: EMTEL 5400.02 20/SP

  • Communication and Literacy-Reading: EMTEL 5100

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

    Saturday, February 1, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
    Room 2-150 Amphitheater
    Register for: EMTEL 5100.01 20/SP

    Saturday, April 4, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
    Room 2-150 Amphitheater
    Register for: EMTEL 5100.02 20/SP

  • Communication and Literacy-Writing: EMTEL 5101

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

    Sunday, March 22, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
    Room 2-078
    Register for: EMTEL 5101.01 20/SP

    Sunday, May 3, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
    Room 3-076
    Register for: EMTEL 5101.02 20/SP

  • 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.

    March 29–May 3
    Register for: EMTEL 5800.01 20/SP

  • General Curriculum Multi-Subject: EMTEL 5200

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

    Sunday, March 1, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    Room 2-078
    Register for: EMTEL 5200.01 20/SP

    Sunday, April 26, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    Room 2-078
    Register for: EMTEL 5200.02 20/SP

  • 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.

    Sunday, February 9, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
    Room 3-086
    Register for: EMTEL 5300.01 20/SP

    Sunday, April 5, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
    Room 3-086
    Register for: EMTEL 5300.02 20/SP

  • Reading Specialist Workshop: EMTEL 5500

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

    Next workshop: TBA

How to Register

Register in advance using titles, course numbers, and section numbers listed and submitting registration form by mail, fax, or in person to Registrar's Office (also in University Hall). For Lesley students and alumni, all workshops are free excepting Math General Curriculum; general public may attend all workshops for a fee.

Lesley students may register through WebReg during web registration periods. Students searching for MTEL workshops on LOIS should enter only two filters: TERM (e.g., 18 SP–Spring 2018) and DISCIPLINE: MTEL–MTEL related courses. Lesley students may pay for the Math Workshop/Course by check or charge card. Charge card payments can be made through LOIS. Note: If web registration is closed, follow instructions for general public participants below.

General public participants print Registration Form (PDF) and mail it or deliver it to the Registrar's Office with a check payable to Lesley University. Call 617.349.8673 for details. Payment by check only. No refunds will be issued unless official withdrawal (using drop form) is submitted to the registrar's office 48 hours prior to the workshop.

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.