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MTEL Preparation Courses

Bridgewater State University offers a variety of MTEL Prep courses throughout the year. Please review this page for a list of current courses, course registration, payment information and contact information for assistance. 


NOTE: Please read the instructions below carefully.

BSU Students (students currently enrolled in a BSU degree program)
The registration process is the same as registering for undergraduate courses. You will need your BEAR ID and credentials to register.BSU Students register for classes via myBSU. More +

Returning non-degree students: If you have enrolled in an undergraduate course at Bridgewater State University within the last 12 months you do not have to fill out a new application. You will need your BEAR ID and credentials to register. Register for classes via myBSU. More +

Students who have graduated from BSU or Individuals who have never taken a BSU course: You must complete a Continuing Studies Non-Credit Application to enroll in MTEL courses, post-graduation.  Continuing Studies Non-Credit Application

Please note: Once you complete the application, it will take approximately 24 hours to activate your student account.  You will receive an email with your BSU BEAR ID and credentials once you complete the application. You cannot register for courses or pay your bill until your student account is activated.


Payment is due upon registration. To pay for your course or courses, please visit the BSU Student portal ( and log in using your BEAR ID and credentials. Select "eBill" under the Quick Links menu. Your course will be dropped if payment is not received. 

Room assignments and directions for each course will be emailed to your BSU student email several days prior to the start of the course.


For general questions about registering for MTEL preparation courses, contact Darlene Marks, College of Continuing Studies, at 508-531-2711 or

For questions regarding program requirements, for example, which MTEL needs to be taken for which program, please contact the department chair for undergraduate or the College of Graduate Studies for any Master’s, PB or APB questions. 

For questions about the MTEL test itself, go to the MTEL testing website at:

For questions about licensure requirements, please go to the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at:

MTEL and Licensing questions may be directed to Mary Ann McKinnon ( in the College of Education and Health Sciences.  

Courses are delivered on campus in Bridgewater and Online.

*Communication & Literacy Skills  
Writing Subtest only   CRN: 13603 (Online) MTEL Test #01

4 – 8 pm,  Cost: $144,  Dates: 4/11 & 4/18

8 hours
Reading Subtest only  CRN: 13602 (Online) MTEL Test #01
4 – 8 pm,  Cost: $72, Date: 5/2       4 hours
Writing & Reading   CRN: 13600 (Online) MTEL Test #01
4 – 8 pm, Cost: $215, Dates: 4/11, 4/18 & 5/2 12 hours
Instructor: Jennifer Tarpey  
General Curriculum - Subtest 1  CRN: 13608 (Online) MTEL Test #178
5 - 8 pm,  Cost: $275,  Dates: 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1 & 5/8 15 Hours
Instructor: Dawn Kane                
General Curriculum - Subtest 2  CRN: 14090 (Online) MTEL Test #278
5 – 8:30 pm,  Cost: $325,  Dates: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8  & 4/22 18 hours
Instructors: Pam Sanford & Kathy Spicer    [snow date: 4/29]                             
Early Childhood   CRN: 13604 (on campus)  MTEL Test #72

4:30 – 8 pm, Cost: $252, Dates: 3/15, 3/22, 4/5 & 4/12

16 hours
Instructors: Lisa O'Neill  
*Foundations of Reading   CRN: 13610 (Online)                                            MTEL Test #190
5 – 8 pm, Cost: $325, Dates: 3/11, 3/13, 3/18, 3/20, 3/25 & 3/27 18 hours
Instructors: Jan Standring & Linda Lindsey [snow date: 4/1]
Middle School Mathematics CRN: 13606 (on campus) MTEL Test #65
5 – 8 pm, Cost: $275,  Dates: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 & 4/10 15 hours
Instructor: Amy Cortright        [snow date: 4/24]                                          
*English CRN: 13605 (Online) MTEL Test #61
8 am – Noon, Cost: $215,  Dates: 2/25, 3/3 & 3/10 12 hours
Instructor: Heidi Driscoll         [snow date: 3/17]                    
*History/Social Science CRN: 13607 (on campus & online) MTEL Test #73
5 - 7:30 pm, Cost: $180 10 hours
Dates:  Online: 2/29; on-campus:  3/14, 3/21 & 3/28  
Instructor: James Calnan  


* Online proctoring is available for these tests. You may test remotely, including from home.  

Please check for more information on the above notes.

Please do not wait until the last minute to register as courses could cancel due to low enrollment.

For a list of course descriptions, click here.