All Public School teachers working with English learners delivering required minutes of the SEI models are required to have an ESL, BLE, or SEI Endorsement. (AZ Board Rule, 7 A.A.C. 2.L)
This 45 Hour SEI Endorsement Completion course is designed to provide classroom teachers, administrators, and other certified personnel with an understanding of the foundations of English Language Development (ELD) instruction and differentiated instruction for students whose native language is other than English.
By the end of the course, participants will have an understanding of Structured English Immersion (SEI), 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 strategies for English Learners (ELs) to address the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).
Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements for the SEI Endorsement. Participants will need to use this certificate to add the SEI Endorsement to their teaching certificate (if a teaching certificate is held).
Revised/Current Courses: New/Revised Courses Currently Approved to Meet the SEI Endorsement Requirement:
The following courses are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to meet the SEI Endorsement requirement. These recently approved courses are approved under the revised SEI Endorsement Frameworks.
If you have taken an SEI course in another state and believe it may fulfill the requirements of the SEI Endorsement, please contact the ADE Certification office at 602-542-4367 or [email protected].
SEI Endorsement Course: Independent Courses for Higher Education Institutions, LEAs (school districts and charter schools), and Independent Providers
*If you were an approved course provider (from 04/2017 SBE Approved Frameworks), you should have received a notification letter with guidance for course revisions that align to the newly approved frameworks. If you did not receive the Notificaiton letter, please see the steps below to submit a revised course. Sunset dates for the old framework: March 31, 2021: For individual and corporate providers December 31, 2021: For higher education institutes
2020 Course Frameworks:
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.
Higher education institutions (non-EPP courses), school districts, charter schools, or independent providers submitting courses for approval to meet the SEI Endorsement requirements should complete theSEI Endorsement Course Submission Checklist.
The form and all accompanying documentation should be sent to OELAS at: 1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 31 Phoenix, AZ 85007 OR [email protected]
Resource(s) for SEI Endorsement Course Development or Revision:
Linked below is a planning resource for SEI Endorsement Course Providers. As the course is being developed or revised, please feel free to use this checklist/organizer as a tool to check alignment between the proposed course and the SBE Approved Framework (2020).
The review process can take up to 30 days. During the review process, should we have any questions or need more information, a member of our OELAS Review Team will reach out to you directly.
Once the review is complete, it will be placed on the next State Board of Education Meeting Agenda for approval, and you will be formally notified and sent an official certificate to be provided to participants who complete your course. Please keep in mind that coursework cannot be offered for credit until it has been officially State Board Approved.
Thank you for your patience during this process. We look forward to our continued partnership as we grow and support our Arizona educators.
Before developing coursework aligned to the 2020 SEI Endorsement Course Framework, consider the following:
For Higher Educational Institutions offering an SEI Endorsement Course, within a Educator Preparation Program (EPP), will be asked to sign a statement of assurance that verifies required courses necessary to obtain a full Structured English Immersion Endorsement aligned to the updated SEI Framework adopted by the State Board of Education in September 28, 2020. REVISED STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE
*For Higher Educational Institutions offering an SEI Endorsement Course, independently and separate from a Teacher Preparation Program (EPP), will need to complete the SEI Endorsement Course Submission Checklist and submit any required documents requested within the checklist. Please see the steps above for the independent course submission process.
How to Submit the Statement of Assurance for Acceptance:
The form and any accompanying documentation (if applicable) should be sent to OELAS at: 1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 31 Phoenix, AZ 85007 OR [email protected]
Please use the following form to update OELAS with a change to the approved course point of contact or to add/change approved course instructors.