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Preparation Course for the Communication & Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the MTEL

Prepare for the Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST), one of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) tests. The CLST is required for licensure as a teacher or educational administrator in Massachusetts and is required for students transferring to teacher education programs at four-year colleges. You’ll feel more confident after completing this overview of the test, intensive review of skills assessed by the test, taking sample tests, and learning test-taking strategies.  Participants also receive a custom test study guide, personalized feedback on writing samples, and instructor support between classes via email. Note that this course provides a rigorous review of skills required to pass the test, rather than actual skill development.

Materials fee includes test prep materials.

Instructor: Alisa Povenmire

Course Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 4 weeks, 9/22-10/20 (no class 10/13)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $179 + $29 materials fee

CRN: 706 Course Number: MTEL1000 Section: RWD

For general questions, contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Diane Zold-Gross at dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu.

Child Growth and Development for English Language Learners

Designed for those currently working with young children who wish to begin working towards EEC Teacher Certification and college level early childhood coursework, students will complete readings, discussions, and activities designed to increase child growth and development knowledge, and develop English reading and writing skills. Students will focus on learning the areas of children’s growth and development prenatal through age eight, and be able to apply their learning to create appropriate lessons and environments in their early childhood settings.  This course also prepares English Language Learners for the reading and writing required in a college level Child Growth and Development course.  This course does not meet the Child Growth and Development requirement for EEC Teacher certification; students may discuss with the course instructors and advisor the process to transition into the college level course at the end of the 9 week course.  This course is CEU eligible.

Course Information

Dates/Times:  Saturday, 10am to 1pm, 9 sessions, 10/15 to 12/13 (no class 11/29)

Location: Lawrence – Franklin Street

For more information please contact Jody Carson at jcarson@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3361.

Online MTEL Math SkillBuilder

This online course focuses primarily on math skills but also includes preparation for the MTEL test at either the elementary level (field 53), middle school level (field 47), or secondary level (field 09), or the math subtest of the general curriculum (field 03).

Contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Dan Svenconis at dsvenconis@necc.mass.edu for registration/online access questions.

Course Information

Dates: Fall 2014

Location: Online

Cost: $80

CRN: 385 Course Number: XK1012 Section: XC

Online MTEL Foundations of Reading

This online course focuses on building knowledge/skills of reading development, comprehension, and assessment as well as practice preparation for the MTEL Foundations of Reading Test (field 90).

Contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or Dan Svenconis at dsvenconis@necc.mass.edu for registration/online access questions.

Course Information

Dates: Fall 2014

Location: Online

Cost: $80

CRN: 803 Course Number: XK1014 Section: XA