Every Massachusetts teacher of ELL students now needs to be endorsed in Sheltered English Instruction [SEI] to receive or reapply for a teaching license.
Passing the SEI MTEL is the fastest and easiest way of receiving this endorsement. This 100% online course is designed to prepare you to successfully pass the SEI MTEL and receive your endorsement.
- Unlimited access to all instructional lessons and content
- Comprehensive, Targeted Lessons
- Charts and examples of concepts
- Continuous Updates: We are always working to improve our instructional materials
- Personalized progress tracking and “Next Action” steps
- Interactive Exercises
- Downloadable PDF resource files
- Pre-made Quizlet flashcards
- 5-page lesson template
- Sample Mentor Texts
- Instructor Support
What Are The Requirements?
- Computer/Mobile Phone
- Internet Access
- A deep desire to avoid the RETELL course
What am I going to get from this course?
- You will be able to explain the laws that will be on the SEI MTEL
- You will be able to explain the cultural contexts of ELL students and its impact on language development
- You will be able to explain the stages of language development for ELL students
- You will be able to identify WIDA levels for ELL students
- You will be able to develop a vocabulary strategy for SEI
- You will be able to develop reading strategies for SEI
- You will be able to develop writing strategies for SEI
- You will be able to use WIDA levels to develop an SEI lesson plan
Is this course for me?
Yep if you are a Massachusetts teacher who needs the SEI endorsement to obtain a license or to re-license.
How is the course organized?
By test section (multiple choice then open response)
How many hours does it take to get through the material?
We recommend giving yourself about 3 weeks to prepare. This will include the time it takes to complete the course, design your lesson plan, review the material, and review the quizlet material as well.
Can I use this course for PDPs?
Kind of…this course does not officially offer PDPs but educators in Massachusetts can use their own designed lesson plans as evidence of professional work. If you were to take the ideas discussed within the course and newly apply them to your course, with evidence, that might be one way to qualify for PDPs. Make sure you check out DESE’s guide to PDPS if you have any questions.
- SEI: First Look At Second Language Development
- SEI: Identifying ELL Student Types
- SEI: Factors That Influence Language Development
- SEI: Sizing Up Cummins’ 4 Quadrants
- SEI: Watch Out For Cummins’ Iceberg (BICS vs CALP)
- SEI: WIDA and Vocabulary Lessons
- SEI: Create Your Flashcard Decks
- SEI: 6 Major Themes Of SEI
- SEI: Relevant Laws / Court Trials
- SEI: Key Vocabulary Of The SEI MTEL