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.

    Sundays, March 18 and 25, 8:00 am–12:30 pm
    Saturdays, April 21 and 28, 8:00 am–12:30 pm
    University Hall 3-094
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5600 01

  • Math General Curriculum Intensive Course: EMTEL 6600

    EMTEL 6600 is a 36 hour, face-to-face 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.

    January 12–March 23, 2018
    Fridays, 4:00 pm–7:15 pm
    University Hall Room 3-087
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 6600 01

  • Foundations of Reading: EMTEL 5400

    Prerequisite: A course in literacy
    All workshop registrants will be co-registered in a new 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, January 21, 2018, 1:00–5:00 pm
    University Hall Amphitheater
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5400 01

    Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1:00–5:00 pm
    University Hall Amphitheater
    Course Number: 18/SP 5400 02

  • Communication and Literacy-Reading: EMTEL 5100

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

    Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
    University Hall Amphitheater
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5100 01

    Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
    University Hall Amphitheater
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5100 02

  • Communication and Literacy-Writing: EMTEL 5101

    Cost: free for Lesley students, current applicants, and alumni; $175 general public.
    Next Communication and Literacy-Writing workshop TBA

    Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
    University Hall 2-048
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5101 01

    Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
    University Hall 2-048
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5101 02

  • English as a Second Language: EMTEL 5800

    This intensive one-day session (5 hours) offers a review of the 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. Prerequisite: Knowledge of language acquisition theories, WIDA and TESOL standards, ESL instructional approaches for oral language, reading and writing, and assessment for ELLs. Cost: free for Lesley students and alumni; $150 general public.

    Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    University Hall 3-094
    Course Number: 17/FA EMTEL 5800 01

  • General Curriculum Multi-Subject: EMTEL 5200

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

    Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    University Hall 2-048
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5200 01

    Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    University Hall 2-048
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5200 02

  • 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 11, 2018, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
    University Hall 2-048
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5300 01

    Sunday, April 29, 2018, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
    University Hall 2-048
    Course Number: 18/SP EMTEL 5300 01

  • Reading Specialist Workshop: EMTEL 5500

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

    Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
    University Hall 3-098
    Course Number: 17 FA EMTEL 5500 01

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.

General public participants print Registration Form (PDF) (same as for Lesley students) and mail it to the Registrar's Office with a check payable to Lesley University. Walk-in registrations may be accepted (except Math General Curriculum). Call 617.349.8427 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 November MTEL workshops (PDF)
List of January–April MTEL workshops (PDF)

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.