Teacher Test Preparation Center

The MTEL Center is located at 35 Loring Avenue, the house between the Horace Mann School and Bowditch Hall (formerly the admissions house). We are in the back left corner of the house.

The center offers practice tests for the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as well as materials for reinforcing literacy and mathematics skills and content knowledge. There are also diagnostic services and tutoring for many of the tests, as well as general information about the various state tests.

Tutoring is available free of charge for MATRICULATED Salem State students and alumni by appointment only!

Please call the MTEL Center at 978.542.7166 for the current tutoring hours, to make an appointment or to pick up:

  • MTEL information
  • Practice MTEL tests
  • MTEL test preparation materials

For more information please visit our website at: salemstate.edu/mtel or contact Rachel DellaCroce at: mtelcenter@salemstate.edu or 978.542.7166.


Workshop topics available: (See registration form for test dates and workshop schedule)


ALL MTEL TEST PREP WORKSHOPS ARE HELD IN THE SULLIVAN BUILDING ON NORTH CAMPUS (corner of Loring Avenue and Lafayette Street; room numbers are posted on the entrances to the Sullivan Building).

General Curriculum – Math

General Curriculum Multi-Subject

Communication and Literacy

Early Childhood

Foundations of Reading

Middle School/High School Math Review


PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the workshops listed above are the only workshop topics available. For other subject test help (e.g., English, history, sciences), please refer to the appropriate academic department for preparation assistance. The student must register for the test on their own.


Registration deadlines are listed on the registration form. Workshops are held on Saturdays.

  • There is no discount for attending fewer sessions
  • Cost for MATRICULATED Salem State students (with student ID) and alumni is $125
  • The cost for non-Salem State students is $175
  • Pre-registration is required. See registration deadlines for each workshop on the MTEL Registration Form [PDF]

To register online:

Go to navigator.salemstate.edu. If you have never registered online for a course at Salem State, go to First Time Self-Service for non-degree students and set up your Navigator account. You may then register for your selected course.

To register in person:

Visit the registrar's office in the Administration Building on North Campus. (Check or credit card.) When registering in person, you will be directed to the payment kiosks by a member of the registrar's office.

To register by mail:


MTEL Workshops
MTEL Center
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Fax and phone-in registrations are no longer accepted for security reasons.

MTEL Preparation Center Contact Information

Email: mtelcenter@salemstate.edu
Telephone: 978.542.7166

MTEL Preparation Center
Salem State University
35 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970