SEI Teacher Endorsement Full Course


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United States
United States
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Sep 13 2022 to Jan 17 2023
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This SEI Teacher Full Course equips participants with strategies to support ELLs' access to content instruction through evidence-based reading, writing and vocabulary interventions. The course includes both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. 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 synchronous sessions, a capstone project presentation, asynchronous online work between sessions, and three make-up sessions. 

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


K-12 Massachusetts core academic teachers who are seeking the mandatory SEI Endorsement for their license.


Participants who complete the course will be eligible for 67.5 PDPs. Participants can take the course for three graduate credits through Fitchburg State University at an additional cost.

Dates and Locations

Fall 2022, Fully Online

  1. 12 sessions from 4:00pm - 7:00pm on September 13, 20, 27 October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2022. 
  2. In addition to these sessions, participants must reserve all four of the following Capstone sessions and attend one, as scheduled by the instructor:
    • December 13, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm AND 6:15pm - 8:15pm
    • December 20, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm AND 6:15pm - 8:15pm
  3. Participants must reserve the following three make-up sessions (in the event of inclement weather, instructor illness, etc.):
    • January 3, 10, AND 17, 2023, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost and Registration

The cost of the course is $525. There is an additional cost for graduate credits (3) through Fitchburg State University. If you are a district administrator and would like to bring this course to your district, please contact us!


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    Roberta Frederick holds a Masters of Education in English as a Second Language. She has taught English learners in grades 6-12, developed curriculum for English learners in grades K-12, and designed and coordinated enriching summer programming for ELs in the Holyoke Public Schools. She is a RETELL instructor for DESE. Currently she works as an instructional coach supporting ESL and SEI teachers in Springfield.  

For more information, contact:
Course & Data Management Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5941

Important Information


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available, we will inform you of available options.

If course enrollment is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, options will be made available that may include taking the course in another location or semester, or participating in face-to-face sessions virtually, where students see, hear, and interact with the class through the web.

Some courses may continue to have seats available after online registration has closed. Please contact the Licensure Registrar at or (413) 586-4900, Option 5, if you would like to register for this course after online registration has closed.

Registrations submitted after the 5:00pm deadline noted for each course must be sent by mail and include the course tuition. Please contact the registrar at

Coursework and Attendance

Attendance at all face-to-face sessions is mandatory. Missing a face-to-face session will reduce your grade by one letter grade. If you know you cannot attend one of the face-to-face sessions for this course, please consider taking this course the next time it is offered.

All coursework is due by the course end date.

CES Continuing Education Loans

Students enrolled in CES Licensure programs, as well as those seeking Master's Degrees and CAGS through Fitchburg State University, have the option to finance their programs with loans through UMassFive College Federal Credit Union (

Loan program details:

Inclement Weather

If a Saturday class is cancelled, the class will meet on the following day, Sunday. If a Sunday class is cancelled, the class will not be rescheduled. Students may receive information from their instructor regarding alternate assignments.

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.