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Overview: The Structured English Immersion (SEI), PreK-12 Endorsement authorizes the holder to teach one or more English language learners in the area of the educator's prerequisite certificate. Requirements may be subject to change and are fully referenced in the Arizona Revised Statutes and Administrative Code: R7-2-607, R7-2-615, and R7-2-621.
Out-of-state certificate: If you hold a valid, comparable out-of-state educator certificate/license that is in good standing follow this link for information and steps to apply under reciprocity. Note: If you hold a valid English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement from another state or from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, you may apply for an Arizona ESL endorsement under reciprocity in order to teach English language learners.
A formal review is required to verify that all requirements have been met. Please visit the "How to Submit Official Documents" below for the proper submission of the required documents. Failure to submit documents as described could cause a delay in the processing of the application.
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Applicants must meet all requirements.
Note: Board rules allow for the issuance of a 3-year Provisional SEI endorsement for applicant's who hold the appropriate prerequisite certificate and completed a 1 semester hour SEI course or 15 clock hours of SEI training. However, Arizona SEI training providers and institutes of higher education currently only offer the coursework or training for the full SEI endorsement.
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Pursuant to section 41-1093.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, an agency shall limit all occupational regulations to regulations that are demonstrated to be necessary to specifically fulfill a public health, safety, or welfare concern. Pursuant to sections 41-1093.02 and 41-1093.03, Arizona Revised Statutes, you have the right to petition this agency to repeal or modify the occupational regulation or bring an action in a court of general jurisdiction to challenge the occupational regulation and to ensure compliance with section 41-1093.01, Arizona Revised Statutes.