Course Catalog

MATSOL is a approved as a PD provider by MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

MATSOL courses are offered to school districts and to individuals through open registration.

  • Open registration courses: See course dates below
  • District-based courses: Contact Ann Feldman, Director of Professional Learning at

Please see the MATSOL Course Registration & Payment Policies


SEI Endorsement

Individuals who need or want to earn the SEI endorsement may pay to enroll in SEI Endorsement courses through MATSOL, a provider approved by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. These for-cost courses cover the exact same curriculum as the Department's no-cost courses, are taught by instructors who have been vetted and trained by the Department, and are an approved pathway to SEI Endorsement for:

  • Any educator seeking SEI Endorsement after 2016
  • Non-core educators (art, music, world language, P.E., etc.)
  • Individuals who failed their Endorsement course the first time around
  • Educators who, for personal reasons, did not avail themselves of no-cost courses when they were available
  • Parochial and private school educators

See the ESE website for details about this requirement.

Massachusetts Sheltered English Immersion Teacher Endorsement Course (RE-600)
  • Open Registration: Not scheduled
Massachusetts Sheltered English Immersion Administrator Endorsement Course (RE-601)
  • Starts April 27, 2017, 4-7 pm (5 Thursdays), Burlington MA - Registration opening soon
  • Starts April 24, 2017, 4-7 pm (5 Mondays), Duxbury MA - Registration opening soon

Extending the Learning

The following SEI-related courses have been developed by MATSOL, and reviewed and approved by the ESE Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement. Successful completion of these offerings will earn the participating educator PDPs for recertification. See the ESE website for details about this requirement.

Implementing English Language Development Standards in Massachusetts Classrooms (EL-101)

An Introduction to the WIDA ELD Standards

  • April 24, May 22 & June 5, 2017, 4 PM - 8 PM (3 Mondays), Milford 
  • May 6 & 20, 2017, 8 AM - 3 PM (2 Saturdays), Burlington
Six Practices for Strengthening SEI Lessons in Content Classrooms (EL-102)

A Deeper Understanding of WIDA ELD Standards

  • Open Registration: Not scheduled
Building Academic Language and Competencies of ELLs in Non-Core, Elective and Specialty Subjects (EL-103)
  • April 1 & 29, 2017, 8 AM - 3 PM (2 Saturdays), Milford

Early English Language Development (E-ELD) for PK-K Teachers (EL-104)
  • April 10, April 24 & May 8, 2017 (3 Mondays), 4 PM - 8 PM, Brookline
Teaching Academic Conversations in Classrooms with English Language Learners (EL-105)
  • Open Registration: Not scheduled
Academic English for ELLs in the Talk, Texts and Tasks of Middle and High School Mathematics and Science Classrooms (EL-106)
  • Open Registration: Not scheduled