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    For-Cost Courses

    SEI Endorsement courses are available at a cost through approved providers to individuals and to districts.

    Individuals who need or want to earn the SEI endorsement may pay to enroll in SEI Endorsement courses through one of the approved providers listed below. 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:

    • Educators required to earn the SEI Endorsement in order to advance or renew their license who for any reason did not successfully complete one of the no-cost courses made available to their cohort
    • Educators required by their district to earn the SEI Endorsement
    • Non-core educators (art, music, world language, P.E., etc.)
    • Parochial and private school educators

    Districts may also book sections of for-cost courses through some of the approved providers listed below.

    Approved Providers of For-Cost SEI Endorsement courses

    The following organizations are currently approved by the Department to provide the SEI Endorsement Course to educators and to issue SEI Endorsements to individuals who successfully complete those courses. This list is updated periodically as additional providers are approved.

    Provider Contact InformationIndividual PricingDistrict Pricing
    Bi-County Collaborative
    Anna Jewell
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $450
    3 Graduate credits: additional cost through Worcester State University

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $300
    1 Graduate credit: additional cost through Worcester State University
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $450 per person for member districts, $495 per person for non-member districts
    3 Graduate credit: additional cost through Worcester State University

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $300 per person for member districts, $350 per person for non-member districts
    1 Graduate credit: additional cost through Worcester State University

    Maximum participants
    In district: 30
    At BICO Franklin location: call for group pricing
    The Collaborative for Educational Services
    Allison Church
    (413) 588-5941

    Please visit Collaborative for Educational Services for more information.
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $525
    3 Graduate credits: additional $345

    SEI Admin Course:
    PDPs only: $225
    SEI Teacher Course PDPs only: $12,000 (30 person max)
    3 Graduate credits: additional $345 per person

    SEI Admin Course:
    PDPs only: $4,500 (30 person max)
    The Education Cooperative (TEC)
    Janet Buerklin
    (781) 352-5716
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $450
    3 Graduate Credits: additional $225

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $195
    1 Graduate Credit: additional $75
     
    French River Education Center
    Ricci Hall
    (508) 987-0219 x101
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only:
    Blended Course: $450 for member, $500 for non-member
    Online Course: $375
    3 Graduate credits: additional $300

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $300
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only:
    Blended Course: $450 per person for member groups of fewer than 20, $400 per person for member groups of 20 or more
    $500 for non-member groups of fewer than 20, $450 for non-member groups of 20 or more
    Online Course: $375 per person
    3 Graduate credits: additional $300 per person

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $300
    Idioma Education & Consulting LLC
    Mellissia Walles
    (978) 494-6430
    Please visit Idioma Education's website for more information.
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $450
    3 Graduate credits: additional $350

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $200
    1 Graduate credit: additional $125
    SEI Teacher Course:
    PDPs only: $400 per person (Cap at $6,000 per district)
    3 Graduate Credits: additional $350 per person
    8 person min, 35 person max

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $175 per person (Cap at $3,000)
    8 person minimum, 35 person max.
    Graduate Credit: additional $125 per person
    Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL)
    Director of Professional Learning
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $395
    3 Graduate credits: additional $295

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $295
    1 Graduate credit: additional $210
    SEI Teacher Course — 30 max
    PDPs only: $8,850
    3 Graduate credits: additional $295 per person

    SEI Admin Course — 30 max
    PDPs only: $4,900
    1 Graduate credit: additional $210 per person
    The Reading Institute
    Janet Stratton
    (413) 458-9995
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $495
    3 Graduate credits: additional $225

    SEI Admin Course Not Available
    SEI Teacher Course
    District pricing: Enroll two or more from the same district and pay $425.00 per person.
    PDPs only: $425.00
    Graduate credit: additional $225 per person

    SEI Admin Course Not Available
    Ribas Associates & Publications, Inc.
    William Ribas , President
    (781) 551-9120
    aflaherty@ribasassociates.com
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $450
    3 Graduate credits: $295

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $260
    1 Graduate credit: $210
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $450 per person (25 person minimum, 40 person max)
    3 Graduate credits: additional $295

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $260 per person (10 person minimum, 35 person max)
    1 Graduate credit: additional $210
    SEEM Collaborative
    Catherine Hindle
    SEI@seemcollaborative.org
    (781) 279-1361 x1121
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only:
    Blended Course: $420
    Online Course: $370
    3 Graduate credits: additional $295*
    3 Undergrad credits: additional $240*

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only:
    Blended Course: $250
    Online Course: $225
    1 Graduate credit: additional $210*

    *Subject to change based upon current Fitchburg State University prices
    District pricing available for 12 or more participants (30 participant max).

    Please call or email for more information.
    Southeastern MA Educational Collaborative
    Sherri Tetrault
    (508) 998-5599 x130 or (508) 998-5959
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $350
    3 Graduate credits: additional $225

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $325
     
    Teachers21
    Laura Tyrell
    Phone 781-416-0980 x 210
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $498
    3 Graduate credits: additional $225

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $350
    1 Graduate credit: additional $75
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $13,000
    3 Graduate credits: additional $225 per person
    Wilmington Public Schools
    Susan MacDonald
    (978) 694-6050
    SEI Teacher Course
    PDPs only: $400
    3 Graduate credits: $200

    SEI Admin Course
    PDPs only: $200
    Graduate credit: N/A
     

    Some colleges, universities, and other sponsoring organizations have been approved to provide the SEI Endorsement course stand-alone. That means that a participant in the course will be awarded the SEI Endorsement even if they are not enrolled in a pre-service licensure program through the organization offering the course. Each organization has its own fee structure, enrollment rules and procedures, and course format. All courses must meet the minimum requirements for face-to-face instruction, practicum time, and instruction in the required content. Please contact the organization for more information.

    Sponsoring OrganizationSEI Stand-Alone ContactSEI Course CostSEI Course PrerequisitesCourse DurationLink to registration site/info page
    American International College For Additional Information:
    Margaret Kelliher, School Liaison/Director of PD
    Margaret.Kelliher@aic.edu
    (413) 654-1744
    2 Options:
    1. Endorsement + 67.5 PDPs
      $500

    2. Endorsement, 67.5 PDPs, + 3 Graduate Credits
      $1,317
      ($439 c/h)

    Additional Option
    Purchase 3 Graduate credits for District-Sponsored or Educational Collaborative courses
    $200
    1. Must possess an MA Initial or Professional License;
    2. Applicant is not presently enrolled in an AIC Graduate program
    45 hrs.–36.5 Face-to-Face, 8.5 on-line

    Each Session is on an 8 Week, one day a week, meeting schedule:
    Saturdays or Mondays Course Meeting Options Available
    AIC: Sheltered English Immersion (SEI)
    Boston University edlic@bu.edu $3,200 Practicing teacher or teacher candidate Semester long Registration
    Brandeis Rachel Theodorou $3,325 for 4-credit graduate course core or non-core educator employed in a school system; application and interview (details at link below) one semester, one 3-hour class per week for 13–14 weeks SEI Stand-Alone Course
    Bridgewater State University Undergraduate: Dr. Emily Spitzman or Dr. Ken Dobush
    Graduate: GradAdmissions@bridgew.edu
    Link directly to cost information (all BSU SEI stand-alone courses are 3 credits) None 3 credits/45 hours over a full semester Undergraduate

    Graduate: Graduate Non-Degree Application
    Catherine Leahy Brine cfbrineinc@gmail.com $800 for 3 graduate credits Complete registration form and send payment 10 face-to-face sessions and 5 on-line sessions Catherine Leahy-Brine Educational Consultants, Inc.
    Collaborative for Educational Services (413) 586-4900, Option 5 or registrar@collaborative.org $725 None 13 weeks SEI Endorsement for Teachers (RETELL)
    Emmanuel College Contact Graduate and Professional Programs at gpp@emmanuel.edu Rates: Professional Development Rate (67.5 PDPs) = $500; Graduate Credit (3 credits) rate based on college tuition rate Bachelor Degree Accelerated seven-week hybrid; view calendar Graduate & Professional Programs
    Endicott College Michelle Mustone , Director of Licensure and Advising , Endicott College School of Education $1,434 None 12 weeks during Fall or Spring semester Registration
    Framingham State University For Additional Information, contact:
    Dr. Anne Roberti
    Tuition and Fees
    1. Must possess an MA Initial or Professional License;
    2. Access to a classroom with English Language Learners
    Class meetings: Once a week, for 3 hours and 20 minutes

    Course duration: 15 weeks

    Hours of direct instruction (not including the field-based component): 50 hours
    SEI Course for Licensed Teachers
    Gordon College Renie.Rich@gordon.edu $325/credit ($975 total) None 14 weeks Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course
    Mount Holyoke College Amy Nichols
    1 (413) 538-3478
    $2,040 for a 3 credit graduate course Currently teaching in a public school classroom with ELL students or access to a classroom 7 weeks (Tue/Thur 4.15 — 8pm – 11 evening sessions between May 30 and July 5) Teaching English Language Learners: Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Stand Alone
    Regis College priscilla.boerger@regiscollege.edu $500 None Semester long Registration
    Salem State University soefield@salemstate.edu 3 credit course tuition and fees None Full semester Registration
    Smith College Gina Wyman , Coordinator of Teacher Education $2,500 for four or eight credit summer session Bachelor's Degree, registration form, and health form required 45 hours of class time plus weekly fieldwork requirement; 5 week summer session (late June through late July)  
    UMass Boston Persons interested in the Stand-Alone
    SEI course can call the Office of Student Services at (617) 287-7625;
    email: student.servicesed@umb.edu
    Costs vary. Please see website for current cost of graduate courses (cost is listed per credit). Enrollment by permission only Semester-long (fall or spring) Non-Matriculated Registration Information
    Westfield State University Jessica Tansey $500 for PDPs only; $318/graduate credit; Districts should reach out directly for more information Prerequisites are: Holding at least an Initial license and currently working with at least one ELL student to implement lessons for ELLs. 45 hours over 14 weeks SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) Teacher's Endorsement Courses

    Last Updated: June 22, 2022

     
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