Massachusetts SEI Endorsement Course Survey

Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speaker of Other Languages (MATSOL), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), is conducting a third-party, independent survey of Massachusetts educators to evaluate and review the Massachusetts Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Endorsement Courses for teachers and administrators. 

The goal of the survey is to gather feedback on course content and materials and on the course’s effectiveness in meeting instructional goals. Information gathered from this survey will support DESE’s future revisions of the SEI Endorsement Course.

3/12/2023: The SEI Endorsement Course Survey is closed.

Who should participate?

We invite participation by educators who have experience or familiarity with the SEI Endorsement Courses (Teacher, CVTE and/or Administrator courses), including:

  • Instructors of the SEI Teacher, CVTE and Administrator Endorsement courses offered by DESE-approved PD providers as well as instructors in SEI Teacher Endorsement Courses in college and university teacher preparation programs;
  • Teachers, administrators and other educators working in the Massachusetts public schools;
  • Providers of professional development or coaching in Massachusetts;
  • Faculty in teacher preparation programs in Massachusetts;
  • Researchers of Massachusetts public schools.

How do I participate?

The survey will be open from February 27 to March 12, 2023. 

How long will the survey take?

  • All respondents will be asked to give feedback on the general goals and content of the course. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.
  • Instructors of the SEI Endorsement Course will have the opportunity to give more detailed feedback on the course content and activities. The instructor survey will take at least 20 minutes or more to complete, depending on how much feedback you want to provide.

Can I share this survey invitation with others?

Yes, please share this link with other Massachusetts educators who may wish to participate: 

Focus Groups

MATSOL is also conducting focus groups to elicit more information and learn more deeply about the SEI Endorsement Course. Beginning in March 2023, focus groups will be held virtually, for about an hour, with options in the daytime and evenings. If you would like to participate in a Focus Group, please fill out and submit the SEI Endorsement Course Survey and follow the link on the "Thank You" page to sign up. 

Focus Group Dates:

  • Instructors of DESE-authorized PD Provider courses (SEI Teacher and Administrator): Monday 3/27/23 4:30-5:30 PM or Thursday 3/30/23 10-11 AM
  • Instructors of Institution of Higher Education courses (SEI Teacher): Monday 3/27/23 6:00-7:00 PM or Thursday  3/30/23 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Other stakeholders: Monday 4/3/23 6:00-7:00 PM or 4/6/23 Thursday 10:00-11:00 AM

Please note: 

  • Your responses are confidential. MATSOL is conducting this survey on behalf of the Department. No names or identifying information will be shared with the Department.
  • Your participation in this survey is voluntary. However, we hope that you will choose to participate and help inform efforts to update and improve the SEI Endorsement Courses.


MATSOL is a nonprofit professional association of educators of multilingual learners in Massachusetts. Our members include educators in PK-12 schools, adult basic education, workplace programs, private language schools, and institutions of higher learning, as well as pre-service and in-service teacher educators. MATSOL's mission is to promote equity and excellence in the education of multilingual learners. Find out more about MATSOL.