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


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Course Descriptions

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

Supporting Content Learning 

English Language Development Standards in Action (EL-123) New!
For ESL teachers (all grade levels) and ESL curriculum developers

Maximizing Language Development for English Learners (EL-121) New!
For classroom teachers of all subjects in grades 2-12

Supporting Multilingual Learners in Music Education (EL-124) New!
For music educators at all grade levels

Academic English for English Learners in Math and Science (EL-106)
For middle and high school math and/or science teachers or their supervisors

Supporting English Learners in Specialty Subjects (EL-103)
For teachers of art, music, theater, physical education, health, computers/technology, and other special subjects

Early English Language Development for PK-K Teachers (EL-104)
For early educators or their supervisors

Teaching English Learners with Academic Conversations (EL-105)
For elementary and middle school content educators, ESL teachers, coaches or their supervisors

Supporting Diverse Needs of English Learners

Welcoming and Supporting Newcomer Students (EL-125) New!
Culturally responsive practices for engaging newly arrived students and their families.

Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) (EL-109)
For school educators or leaders who work with or oversees a newcomer/SLIFE population of English learners at the secondary level.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners with Special Needs (EL-113)
For school educators, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists or other support personnel who work with English learners.

Integrating Socio-Emotional Learning for English Learners (EL-114)
School educators, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists, and other support personnel who work with English learners

Supporting Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners (EL-119)
For school nurses, librarians, and other school staff and volunteers.

School & District Leaders

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

School educators, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists, and other support personnel who work with English learners, grades PK-12

Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement 

SEI Endorsement Frequently Asked Questions

Massachusetts SEI Teacher Endorsement Course (RE-600)
The state-approved pathway for Core Academic Teachers and CVTE teachers to obtain the required SEI Teacher Endorsement

Massachusetts SEI Administrator Endorsement Course (RE-601)
The state-approved pathway for Academic Administrators to obtain the required SEI Administrator Endorsement

Successful completion of these offerings will earn the participating educator PDPs for recertification.