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 enable classroom teachers, administrators, and other certified personnel to provide understand 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 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 (ELPS).
Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements for the SEI Endorsement. Participantes will need to use this certificate to have 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.
List of Approved Course Providers (providers updated as of 3.8.2023)
ADE Certification SEI Endorsement Requirements
Certification Endorsement Application Form
Out of State SEI Courses
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:
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.
SEI Course Framework for Elementary Grade Levels Only (Approved September 28, 2020)
SEI Course Framework for Secondary Grade Levels Only (Approved September 28, 2020)
How to Submit New SEI Courses for Approval:
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 the SEI 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).
Guiding Questions for SEI Course Development and Revisions (7.22.21)
Prior to the Submitting SEI Course Documents:
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.
Educator Preparation Programs (EPP) | Higher Education Institutions
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 contact OELAS at 602-542-0753 or [email protected].