SEI Endorsement for Vocational Technical Educators - Holyoke

Please note: this course is only open to CVTE teachers. Early registration in the course is open to CVTE teachers assigned to this cohort by ESE. Registration will open to other CVTE teachers on the dates noted below.

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentEnglish Language Learners


This SEI Career Vocational and Technical Educator (CVTE) Full Course equips participants with strategies to support ELLs' access to content instruction through evidence-based reading, writing and vocabulary interventions in the CVTE environment. The course blends face-to-face and online work through Moodle. Successful completion of this course qualifies participants to apply for the Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Endorsement.

Participants must have daily access to students in a classroom during the semester the course is taken.

The course schedule accommodates 12 face-to-face sessions, a capstone project presentation, online work between sessions, and three make-up sessions.

Early registration in this course is exclusively available to CVTE teachers assigned by ESE to the Spring 2019 cohort through January 14th. After this date has passed, registration will open to CVTE teachers not assigned to that cohort.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rigor, pace, and intensity of the course, which leads to an Endorsement from the State for CVTE teachers, you may NOT miss more than two sessions. Missing more than two class sessions will result in a withdrawal grade.


CVTE teachers who are seeking the mandatory SEI Endorsement for their license.


There is no cost to take this course.

Dates and Locations

Holyoke High School

  1. 12 face-to-face sessions from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, May 2, 7, 2019.
  2. In addition to these face-to-face meetings, participants must reserve all four of the following Capstone sessions and attend one, as scheduled by the instructor:
    • May 14, 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm AND 6:15pm - 8:15pm
    • May 21, 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm AND 6:15 - 8:15pm
  3. Participants must reserve the following three face-to-face make-up sessions (in the event of inclement weather, instructor illness, etc.):
    • June 4, 11 AND 18, 2019, 4:00pm - 7:00pm


  • Albert Mussad

    Albert E. Mussad, Ph.D., serves as a Leadership and Instruction Continuous Improvement Specialist at the Collaborative for Educational Services. He travels nationally to facilitate professional development for school leaders, teachers and other licensed educators in instructional leadership; English learner education; world language and bilingual education; secondary literacy education; and teaching students in poverty. Albert also facilitates curriculum development and strategic planning, evaluates educational programs, and provides instructional coaching. Dr. Mussad led the training-of-trainers component of the Leading Educational Access Project (LEAP), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's initiative to support educators to optimize outcomes for students living in poverty. He has taught K-12 English learners and high school Spanish. Albert served as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and in the role of elementary school principal.

For more information, contact:
Licensure Technical Support
413.586.4900 x5941