Booking an MTEL for the first time? Need a refresher because it’s been so long? Need some motivation to book? This post is for you.

First timers: Fear not. Head to and make yourself an account. Remember that you do need your MEPID to register.

What is a MEPID?: MEPIDs are essentially your teacher ID numbers (in simpler terms). Check with the Education Department on your campus to see how you can obtain yours if you have not already. It is important to save this number in your records.

What MTELs do I need to take?: Each cohort requires different tests for licensure. However, everyone is required to achieve a passing score on the Communications and Literacy Reading and Writing Subtests.              

Important things to remember before and on your test date:

  1. Especially if it’s your first time registering and booking an MTEL, it is important to read every e-mail Pearson sends you in its entirety. There are policies and directions specifically for you.
  2. Drive to the testing center you booked at before your test date. Sometimes they are located inside office buildings that are unmarked.
  3. On the day of your test, make sure you leave early. You never know if there is going to be more traffic than usual.
  4. Breathe.