Educator Courses

Effective January 2022:  All students (including non-credit students enrolled in any on-campus courses or off-site clinical) will be required to provide Middlesex Community College proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to coming on-campus.  More info will follow on the documentation process for non-credit students.  

Teacher Professional Development Courses

Earn 15 points towards your licensure or recertification for K-12.  Certificate awarded upon completion.  Questions about PDP points please email: career_training@middlesex.mass.edu

Understanding Islam, Practices and Culture
This elective course will focus on the basic introduction to the religion of Islam and practices. Through lectures, reading assignments, lively discussions, and videos, we will learn about the main five pillars of Islam, teaching of the holy book Qur’an, the life of the last Prophet Muhammad, forms of worship, food, clothing, and two main Islamic holidays celebrated around the world. Take away from this course will be to better understand Muslims, their practices, bring cultural awareness, and how to work alongside with them during the challenging times of Islamophobia.  (16.5 hours) $199 This course is eligible for Professional Development Points (PDP) towards K-12 licensure and re-certification. 

Fall Dates TBD

Brain Power Wellness for Teachers
In this engaging and dynamic workshop series for teachers, you will be introduced to effective strategies for tuning into the interplay between physical health, focus and emotional well-being. Experience the research-based brain exercises. These exercises are not only proven to improve the health and achievement of students, but they are great self-care methods for adults too! Approved PDP by MA Dept of Education for Elementary and Secondary (8 hours) $189

You will engage in a variety of exercises that you can easily adapt to classroom teaching in person and online. Activities will include discussion and experience with the following topics:

  1. Mindfulness & neuroplasticity training to enhance physical, emotional, and cognitive health
  2. 25 engaging brain-based exercises, activities, and lessons to immediately incorporate in the classroom
  3. Improved attention & learning efficiency
  4. Reduced test-anxiety & stress
  5. Enhanced creativity & confidence

Fall Dates TBD

 

Effective Strategies & Instruction for Students with Disabilities

This course will offer an introduction to a broad range of developmental disabilities and related topics, including a cognitive, physical, emotional, and learning delays. The inclusion of students into educational environments will be highlighted. Topics include: History of special education and inclusion, laws which govern inclusion, IDEA and the integration of students with disabilities, family concerns and challenges, current and future trends and best practices, specific disability exploration and knowledge through readings, documentaries and analysis, best practices in Universal Design for Instruction for students with disabilities with diverse learning styles and supporting the success. (15 hours) $189

Note: Eligible for 15 Professional Development Points for teachers, guidance counselors and administrators who need to recertify.

Fall Dates TBD

 

Introduction to Supporting Autism Spectrum Students

Participants in this (15 hour) PDP eligible course will be introduced to concepts, data, information and best practices which support their ability to:  Understand and apply the most current definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to their teaching and classroom environment;  Learn about the educational needs and behavioral characteristics of learners on the Autism Spectrum;  Become familiar with strategies and best practices to support their students in their classroom who have been identified as learners on the Autism Spectrum; Learn strategies to apply best practices using Universal Design for Instruction for students with disabilities and with diverse learning styles. (15 hours) $189

Fall Dates TBD

MTEL Test Prep

Course Dates: June 1, 2022-August 31, 2022                      
Cost: $115
Students may register through July 1, 2022 by calling 1-800-818-3434.  All class access emails will be sent out 24-48 hours prior to the start of the course to the email you registered with. 

  • All MTEL classes are web based and offered in a self-paced, self-study format through the Blackboard. This means that you are taking the class at your own pace and schedule with access to an instructor for any questions or assistance needed.  To learn more about Blackboard and online learning at MCC https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/adjunctjunction/blackboard.aspx
  • ALL MTEL classes test you for a particular field. Please see the list of fields below so you are able register for the right course. 
  • Not eligible for a tuition waiver. All classes are taught by Dr. Svenconis.

 

***NEW*** MTEL Adult Basic Education Test Prep

The MTEL Adult Basic Education exam has 100 multiple-choice items and two open response items.  The multiple-choice section accounts for 85% and then open-response section counts for 15 percent of the candidate’s total score.  The topics covered are: English Language Arts, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Mathematics, History & Social Science, and Science.  The course provides ample practice, including explanations, to help students significantly improve their MTEL scores. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times
Course Number: CAR 971 75   CRN: 14315    
Professor SVENCONIS

MTEL Communication & Literacy Test Prep

Field 01. The ONLINE Communication and Literacy Skills Test (Field 01) Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: comprehension of reading selections, analysis of reading selections, composition of essays, correct application of grammatical rules, vocabulary knowledge. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 602 75       CRN: 13735       
Professor SVENCONIS

Foundations of Reading MTEL Test Prep

Field 90. The ONLINE Foundations of Reading MTEL Test (Field 90) Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: basics of reading development, reading comprehension development, reading and language instruction, reading and language evaluation, and integration of knowledge. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers.  $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 635 75       CRN: 14287      
Professor SVENCONIS

MTEL Gen Curriculum Multi-Subject Test Prep

Field 03. The MTEL General Curriculum Multi-Subject Test (Field 03) Online Test Prep Course provides extensive practice in topics such as language arts, history, social science, geography, science, and technology. The course has extensive material on each topic, as well as multiple skill-building quizzes. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 858 75       CRN: 13742        
Professor SVENCONIS

MTEL Math Skill Builder Test Prep

Fields 03, 09, 47, and 53. The ONLINE MTEL Math Skill Builder Test Prep Course focuses on preparation for the MTEL test at either the elementary level (Field 53), middle school level (Field 47), secondary level (Field 09), or the math subtest of the general curriculum (Field 03). The course includes multiple skill-building quizzes. There are 3 simulated exams with explanations for each Field of study. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 859 75       CRN: 13743      
Professor SVENCONIS

English as a Second Language MTEL Test Prep

Field 54. The ONLINE English as a Second Language (ESL) MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: basics of language acquisition, ESL instructional approaches, cultural factors affecting the teaching of ESL, aural/oral aspects of language instruction, principles of reading and writing instruction for English language learners, assessment of standardized exams and for content-area learning. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible of tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 878 75       CRN: 13856      
Professor SVENCONIS
  

MTEL History Prep Class

Field 06. The ONLINE History MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: United States history, U.S. government, economics, geography, and international events. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 894 75       CRN: 13857        
Professor SVENCONIS

English MTEL Test Prep

Field 07. The English MTEL Test (Field 07) Online Test Prep Course provides extensive practice in the following areas: American literature, British literature, literature of the ancient world, world literature since 1500, genres and types of literature, literary theory and criticism, principles of rhetoric, the composition process, research-based reading theories and the role of children’s/young adult literature in promoting reading proficiency. The course has extensive material on each topic, as well as multiple skill-building quizzes. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 897 75       CRN: 14021        
Professor SVENCONIS
  

 

MTEL Early Childhood Test Prep

Field 02. The ONLINE Early Childhood MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: childhood development through the early elementary years, disabling conditions or exceptionalities in children, literary genres, elements, and techniques, important principles of writing and mathematics, and important concepts in history, social science and technology. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam.  This online course is self-paced and a self-study.  Not eligible of tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 904 75       CRN: 14020      
Professor SVENCONIS

              

Political Science MTEL Test Prep

Field 48. The ONLINE Political Science MTEL Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: political science theories and concepts, historical themes of political philosophy, founding documents of the U.S. and the State of Massachusetts, origins of democratic government, governmental structures, election processes and political parties, civic responsibilities, international relations, U.S. foreign policy, historical developments in Western civilization, major events in world history, key geographic concepts, and essential economic terms.  This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam.  This online course is self-paced and a self-study.  Not eligible of tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 910 75       CRN: 14089      
Professor SVENCONIS

 

MTEL Reading Specialist Test Prep

Field 08. The ONLINE Reading Specialist MTEL Exam (Field 08) Test Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: basics of reading and writing development, reading and writing processes, evaluation and assessment of reading and writing skills, and the professional knowledge and roles of the reading specialist. This course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam. This online course is self-paced and a self-study. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 911 75       CRN: 14207      
Professor SVENCONIS

 

 MTEL Business Field 19 Test Prep

This online course provides extensive practice in test preparation for the MTEL Business (field 19) exam. This course covers the following subareas tested on the MTEL exam: Business Management, Accounting and Quantitative Analysis, Economics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Technology, and Career Development and Personal Finance. The course is self-paced and has multiple topic reviews and practice exams with explanations.  $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 932 75       CRN: 14183      
Professor SVENCONIS

Vocational Technical Literacy Skills MTEL Test Prep

The Vocational Training Test (fields 191 and 192) Online Prep Course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: comprehension of reading selections, analysis of reading selections, the composition of essays, correct application of grammatical rules, vocabulary knowledge, and the accurate interpretation of data in various types of graphs and tables. Not eligible for tuition waivers. $115

Online-No Class Meeting Times        
Course Number: CAR 942 75       CRN: 14239    
Professor SVENCONIS

MTEL General Science Test Prep
The MTEL General Science prep course is designed to help students learn the skills needed to score well on the exam. It contains a thorough review of the major principles of general science, genetics, the human body, life science, physical & chemical science and the scientific method. Glossaries and quizzes are included for each subject area. There are three simulated science exams with complete step-by-step solutions. This course is self-paced and self-study.

Online-No Class Meeting Times
Course Number: CAR 954 75   CRN: 14298    
Professor SVENCONIS

MTEL Middle School Humanities
This course provides extensive practice in test preparation for the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam (Field 50).  The course has as its goal to increase student proficiency in the following areas: language arts, literature, history, rhetoric, geography, and reading instruction.  This course is a self-study and self-paced. $115

Online No Class Me
eting Times       
Course Number: CAR 961 75     CRN: 14314
Professor: SVENCONIS

 

Last Modified: 4/20/22