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Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL)

An Alternative to the Department's No-Cost SEI Endorsement Course Offerings -
For-Cost Courses

For-Cost SEI Endorsement courses are available to individuals and to districts

Individuals:Districts:
If you need to or want to enroll in an SEI Endorsement course, you now have two options. You can:
  1. Enroll in the Department's no-cost SEI Endorsement course if you are eligible. You are eligible if:

    1. You are a core academic teacher with English Language Learners (ELLs) or a building administrator (principal/assistant principal, supervisor director) supervising/evaluating such teachers; and
    2. You are working in a public school district or charter school; and
    3. You have not yet availed yourself of your no-cost opportunity to enroll.
    You can register for one of these no-cost courses via the Department's registration portal.

  2. Pay out of pocket to enroll in SEI Endorsement courses, so long as they are offered by one of the ESE-approved providers listed below. (Educators eligible for no-cost courses can choose to pay out of pocket as well, but are not required to do so.) These for-cost courses cover the exact same curriculum as the Department's no-cost courses, are taught by instructors who have been vetted and trained by the Department, and are an approved pathway to SEI Endorsement for:

    • Any educator seeking SEI Endorsement after 2016
    • Non-core educators (art, music, world language, P.E., etc.)
    • Individuals who failed their Endorsement course the first time around
    • Educators who, for personal reasons, did not avail themselves of no-cost courses when they were available
    • Parochial and private school educators
    • Any eligible educator who prefers a for-cost course schedule to the schedules provided at no cost by the Department
    This year, for-cost courses are only available to working educators with ELLs in their classrooms. Starting in fall 2015, a new for-cost SEI Endorsement course will be available to teachers without ELLs. To earn the SEI Endorsement through the new course, you will still have to be teaching. Thus, unemployed educators will still not be able to earn the SEI Endorsement through for-cost courses.

Districts can book sections of the for-cost SEI Endorsement courses through the below list of approved providers.
  • If your district wants to provide SEI Endorsement training to non-core educators (teachers and/or administrators), you could begin to do that as soon as this year.
  • Starting in fall 2015, a new for-cost SEI Endorsement course will be available to teachers without ELLs. Once that course is available, lower-incidence districts where only small numbers of core academic teachers with ELLs have thus far been trained could purchase course sections to train all or selected others.
  • After July 1, 2016, districts can book sections of SEI Endorsement courses so that, as they get ELLs in their classrooms for the first time, core academic teachers who are not yet endorsed can access training.

Approved Providers of For-Cost SEI Endorsement courses

The following collaboratives are currently approved by the Department to provide SEI Endorsement training, and to issue SEI Endorsements to individuals who successfully complete those courses. In the future, the Department may allow additional sites to become approved providers.

Collaborative and link to course information: Offerings, credits, and cost:
French River Education Center

Contact Information:
Maddy Dudley
mdudley@frec.org
508-987-0219, ext.104
SEI Teacher Full Course:
Individual
$395 (PDPs only)
$645 (3 graduate credits)
$20 (materials fee)

District
$395 per person (PDPs only)
$645 per person (3 graduate credits)
$20 (materials fee)

EDCO Collaborative

Contact Information:
Dana Mullaley
781-365-2775
dmullaley@edcollab.org
SEI Teacher Full Course:
Individual
$495 (PDPs only)
$225 per person (3 graduate credits)

District
$10,000 (maximum 25 participants)

SEI Teacher Long Bridge Course:
Individual
$295 (PDPs only)
$150 per person (2 graduate credits)

District
$6,000 (maximum 25 participants)

SEI Teacher Short Bridge Course:
Individual
$260 (PDPs only)
$75 per person (1 graduate credit)

District
$5,300 (maximum 25 participants)

SEI Administrator Endorsement Course:
Individual
$275 (PDPs only)
$75 per person (1 graduate credit)

District
$5,600 (maximum 25 participants)

Collaborative for Educational Services (CES)

Contact Information:
Karen Rehmus
413-588-5935
krehmus@collaborative.org

SEI Teacher Full Course:
Individual
$300 (PDPs only)
$335 (3 graduate credits)

District
$9,000 (maximum 30 participants)

SEEM Collaborative

Contact Information:
Sheilagh Senior
781-279-1361 x1110
ssenior@seemcollaborative.org

SEI Teacher Full Course:
Individual
*$450 (PDPs only)
*$285 (3 graduate credits)

*costs based on 2015 rates and subject to change

District
Contact Provider for Information.

South Shore Educational Collaborative (SSEC)

Teresa Kelleher
781-749-7518
tkelleher@ssec.org

Contact Provider for Information.


Last Updated: April 27, 2016
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