SEI Endorsement Frequently Asked Questions

Attendance Requirement

I cannot attend all twelve class meetings. Can I still take the course?

In order to successfully complete the course and qualify for the endorsement, participants must attend all 12 face-to-face course sessions (including any make up dates) and one capstone presentation session and complete 8 online modules. Choose a course with a schedule that allows you to attend all in-person sessions.

Classroom Implementation Requirement

I do not currently work in a classroom with English Learners. How can I fulfill the classroom implementation requirement?

The course teaches participants to use specific strategies to support English learners in the content areas. In order to successfully complete the course assignments, participants are required to implement these strategies with English learners in a classroom context. If you are not currently in a classroom, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss your options for fulfilling the requirement. 

Online and Summer Sessions

Can I take this course over the summer or in an online format?

No, per DESE requirements the course is not offered during the summer or in an online-only format.

Endorsement Status in ELAR

I applied for my endorsement though ELAR and successfully completed and passed an SEI Endorsement course through MATSOL. Why has my endorsement status not been updated in ELAR?

Please allow 2 months processing time from the last meeting date of your course (usually the last Capstone date) for your status to be updated in ELAR. If your status is still not updated after this time, contact [email protected] to inquire about your endorsement.

NOTE: Make sure the course registration information you submitted to MATSOL matches your information in ELAR exactly. Please review requirements here.

Certificate of Attendance / Professional Development Points

How does MATSOL send me my PDPs for the SEI Endorsement course?

MATSOL sends participants who successfully complete and pass the SEI Endorsement course PDPs via email. In order to receive PDPs, you must complete the end-of-course survey and enter a valid email address. 

NOTE: Some district emails block incoming mail from MATSOL. You may prefer to submit a private email on the end-of-course survey, such as a Gmail address.

Please allow 1 month processing time from the last meeting date of your course (usually the last Capstone date) to receive your PDPs. If you do not receive your PDPs by this time, be sure to check your spam folder (at the email address you entered on the end-of-course survey). If you still cannot locate your PDPs, contact [email protected]

Graduate Credit

How do I receive graduate credit for the SEI Endorsement course?

At the start of the course, MATSOL will provide detailed instructions on how to apply for graduate credit through Fitchburg State University.

You must register online with FSU for a course no later than either (1) up to the second class meeting or (2) fourteen [14] days following the first day of class whichever occurs sooner.

Upon successfully completing and passing the course, you can request a transcript from FSU for evidence of graduate credit. Learn more here.