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.
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.
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 are a current and 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.
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.
Prior to Submitting SEI Course Revisions:
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, 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, will need to complete the SEI Endorsement Course Submission Checklist and submit any required documents requested within the checklist.
Private vendors offering an SEI Endorsement Course, will need to complete the SEI Endorsement Course Submission Checklist and submit any required documents requested within the checklist.
Documents for Submitting New SEI Courses for Approval:
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:
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.