MTEL Foundations of Reading Online Preparation Available from PrepForward

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To further their mission of supporting teachers, PrepForward has released an online MTEL prep course to prepare teachers for the Foundations of Reading licensing exam.

PrepForward, a leader in online teacher preparation, is increasing its offerings to include support for the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam to help prospective teachers with licensure preparation. PrepForward has already helped thousands of Massachusetts teachers prepare for their MTEL exams and wants to help future educators master the core content for this exam.

Elementary, early childhood, and special education teachers must pass the difficult MTEL 90 Foundations of Reading exam to get licensed in Massachusetts. In the past year, the pass rates for the Foundations of Reading exam were approximately 61% for first time test-takers and even lower at 41% for those trying again. These prospective teachers must demonstrate mastery in areas including phonological and phonemic awareness, word analysis, reading comprehension strategies, the alphabetic principle, approaches to reading instruction, and assessment.

In an effort to better support teachers in MA, PrepForward is proud to announce the addition of this new self-paced, comprehensive course and a standalone diagnostic practice exam to help teachers pass the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam. The online preparation course, which is closely aligned to the exam objectives, features targeted lessons, interactive exercises, full-length MTEL practice tests, detailed explanations for every question, rich diagnostic data, and expert instructor support.

These solutions are an extension of PrepForward’s existing programs for teacher certification exam preparation and teacher professional development. PrepForward’s MTEL prep courses are being used by education programs across Massachusetts, including Boston Public Schools, Teach for America MA, Wheaton College, Elms College, and UMass Boston. For more information on how PrepForward can help your institution strengthen its teacher preparation program and ensure educators pass their MTEL exams, contact Mary Stephens or visit the PrepForward website.

About PrepForward
PrepForward is a leader in content review for current and future teachers, offering effective, flexible study programs via an online, self-paced platform. PrepForward’s solutions are designed to help K-12 instructors stay sharp at every stage of their teaching careers. Their courses help educators gain a deep understanding of the concepts they need to teach with confidence and their team consists of seasoned experts in instructional design, teaching, and curriculum development from MIT, Harvard, and other leading universities. To learn more about PrepForward and its solutions for teachers, go to

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