Professional Development

RETELL / Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement Courses

Registration for an SEI Teacher or SEI Administrator Endorsement course has not opened for the 2015-2016. To view the June 2014 Letter to Educators, view the list of districts by cohort, and learn who is eligible for the no-cost SEI Endorsement courses for educators in SY2015-16, visit the RETELL registration website.

If you hold a professional license and want more information about license renewal, please visit Advancing/Renewing a License.

SY2015-16 Registration Calendar
Registration opens for:
Educators from Cohort 2 and 3 districtsTBD

RETELL –Extending the Learning

While an educator can learn a great deal about Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) through an SEI Endorsement course, there are infinite opportunities to extend that learning and practice thereafter. Moreover, whether or not an educator has been required to obtain the SEI Endorsement, after July 1, 2016, under recertification regulations every public school educator in the Commonwealth must earn 15 PDPs addressing the needs of English language learners in each relicensure cycle.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides information about well-designed avenues to extend SEI learning and practice. Please visit the Extending the Learning page for more information.

Last Updated: March 25, 2015

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