There have been many questions about the Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners initiative and Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement courses since the launch of the initiative in 2012. To assist MTA members, we have created a series of Q&A’s and advisories to explain the requirements for Massachusetts teachers and districts.
Questions: Please contact Beth Tripathi at email@example.com, Gary Gilardi at firstname.lastname@example.org or the RETELL team at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled answers to frequently asked questions related to RETELL and endorsement courses.
RETELL Requirements and Routes to SEI Endorsement
This chart outlines requirements based on employment and licensure and routes to SEI endorsement. Download the graphic.
MTA RETELL Advisories
The MTA issues regular advisories to keep educators up to date on the RETELL initiative and SEI Endorsement courses.
15: DESE No-Cost Courses SY 2016-2017, June 2016
14: SEI Endorsement after July 1, 2016, March, 2016
13: Spring 2016 Course Registration, Dec, 2015
12: Fall 2015 Course Registration, July, 2015
11: SEI Endorsement, December, 2014
10: Course Readings, May, 2014
9: Sheltered English Immersion MTEL, April, 2014
8: Licensure Impacts and the SEI Endorsement, February, 2014
A complete list of advisories, dating back to 2012, is available here.