MATSOL Courses

Dynamic and engaging online learning with the best EL educators in Massachusetts!

MATSOL instructors are all highly qualified and experienced instructors who have been educators of multilingual learners in Massachusetts public schools. 

MATSOL online courses provide an engaging and interactive learning experience with activities that promote meaningful interaction between participants and the instructor, including breakout rooms for small group work, polls, chats, discussion boards, and other opportunities for sharing and collaboration. 

MATSOL is an ESE approved provider offering 15 PDP and SEI Endorsement courses for educators, administrators, and support staff working with English learners. MATSOL offers graduate credit for selected courses through Fitchburg State University


Course Descriptions

MATSOL courses focus on developing the knowledge and skills of educators working with English learners.

Supporting Content Learning 

Supporting English Learners in Specialty Subjects (EL-103)

Early English Language Development for PK-K Teachers (EL-104)*

Teaching English Learners with Academic Conversations (EL-105)

Academic English for English Learners in Math and Science (EL-106)*

Developing the Language of Description in the Sheltered Content Classroom (EL-121)

Supporting Diverse Needs of English Learners

Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) (EL-109)

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners with Special Needs (EL-113)

Integrating Socio-Emotional Learning for English Learners (EL-114)

For School & District Leaders

Leading for English Learner Equity and Achievement (EL-116)

For school nurses, librarians, and other school staff and volunteers.

Supporting Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners (EL-119)

Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement 

SEI Endorsement Frequently Asked Questions

Massachusetts SEI Teacher Endorsement Course (RE-600)

Massachusetts SEI Administrator Endorsement Course (RE-601)

Approved as an Extending the Learning Course: Extending the Learning 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. 


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  • Join MATSOL and receive a registration discount (SEI Endorsement Courses excluded)
  • Individuals may register online with credit card payment. For group registration or payment by purchase order, write to [email protected] 
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Professional Development for School Districts

MATSOL courses for educators, administrators, and support personnel working with English learners. are available for school districts. Custom consultations are also available.



Members of the MATSOL PD Team are all highly qualified and experienced instructors who have been educators of English learners in Massachusetts public schools. SEI Endorsement instructors are approved by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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