All Public School teachers working with English learners delivering required minutes of the SEI models are required to have an ESL, BIL, or SEI Endorsement.
The revised SEI Course Framework has been approved by the State Board of Education, on September 28, 2020. ADE’s online SEI Course is currently being revised to align with the SEI Course Frameworks.
If you are a current and approved course provider (from 04/2017 SBE Approved Frameworks), you will be receiving a notification letter with guidance for course revisions that align to the newly approved frameworks. The old frameworks sunset date will be March 31, 2021 for individual and corporate providers. The date for higher education institutes will be December 31, 2021.
This 45 Hour SEI Endorsement Completion course has been developed by the Arizona Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) to enable classroom teachers, administrators, and other certified personnel to provide differentiated instruction for students whose native language is other than English. The facilitated course will follow a structured weekly format and will be delivered entirely online.
Participants will learn English Language Development (ELD), related classroom strategies and skills, as well as legal and historical background information on the SEI Program Model. Teachers will master these concepts by exploring research articles, participating in discussion forums, viewing streaming videos, and completing activities incorporating ELD strategies to address the English Language Proficiency Standards.
Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements for the SEI Completion Endorsement.
The following courses are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to meet the SEI Endorsement requirement starting after September 25, 2017 and only until December 31, 2021.
Note: The old frameworks sunset date will be March 31, 2021 for individual and corporate providers. The date for higher education institutes will be December 31, 2021.
The following courses were approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to meet the SEI Endorsement requirement through September 30, 2017. These courses are not approved for the SEI Endorsement if their course start date is after September 30, 2017.
Higher education institutions, School districts, charter schools, or individual trainers submitting courses for approval to meet the SEI Endorsement requirements should complete the SEI Endorsement Course Submission Checklist. The form and all accompanying documentation should be sent to OELAS at: