MA Elementary Teacher Used PrepForward to Satisfy Licensure Requirements

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A prospective elementary teacher used PrepForward courses to prepare for all her required MTELs and to complete her teaching licensure requirements.

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PrepForward was an ideal choice for meeting my licensure requirements. I felt confident and passed my MTEL exams on the first try! PrepForward's support and the high quality materials ensured that I felt prepared for the classroom.

Getting a Massachusetts’ teaching license requires that individuals pass a series of MTEL exams and complete multiple seminars or courses. PrepForward courses have been approved by the MA Department of Education to meet these requirements and educators have successfully used PrepForward on their path to becoming a teacher. Nancy Barrasso, a currently licensed MA teacher, prepared for all her MTEL exams and satisfied all her seminar requirements with PrepForward courses. Nancy completed her PrepForward courses in the spring of 2015, received her teaching license, and is currently decorating her new classroom in preparation for her new teaching job.

Massachusetts’ prospective teachers face many tough requirements on their path to licensing. Elementary educators must pass the rigorous MTEL General Curriculum exam, MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills exam, and the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam. Thousands of individuals have used PrepForward’s self-paced, online MTEL prep courses to help them prepare for these exams.

Successful exam performance is only one piece of the puzzle, however. Teacher candidates must also complete accredited seminars or courses in the areas of: preparing students with disabilities for general classrooms, teaching mathematics, teaching reading, and teaching English language arts. Prospective teachers have used PrepForward’s self-paced, online courses to cover each of these requirements.

Nancy excitedly states, “PrepForward was an ideal choice for meeting my licensure requirements, as I was able to complete the material in an easy to use, online format that was self paced. I felt confident walking into the testing center because of the material PrepForward provided me with and I passed my MTEL exams on the first try! PrepForward’s support and the high quality materials also ensured that I felt prepared for the classroom environment. I would highly recommend PrepForward to anyone seeking licensure and looking for quality test prep material that you can you use anywhere."

PrepForward’s courses are being used by thousands of teachers at education programs across the US, including Teach for America, Boston Public Schools, Westfield State, Wheaton College, UNC Asheville, and UMass Boston. These courses feature targeted lessons, interactive exercises, full-length practice tests, detailed explanations for every question, rich diagnostic data, and expert instructor support. Please visit our website to find out how PrepForward’s courses can be used to strengthen your institution’s teacher preparation programs and ensure your educators meet all the requirements for their MA teaching licenses.

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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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