Sheltered English Immersion (SEI)

As part of the Rethinking Equity in the Teaching of English Language Learners (RETELL) initiative, American International College is offering several different options for Sheltered English Immersion, endorsement, graduate credits and professional development points (PDPs).

Taking an SEI course with an outside institution and purchasing graduate credits through AIC

American International College is offering the opportunity to teachers who are participants in an SEI Endorsement Course, RETELL (FULL), to purchase three (3) Graduate Level credits. This is only for those who are taking the SEI/RETELL course through their district or an Educational Collaborative. The cost is $200 and AIC does not endorse nor give the PDPs. AIC will only transcript the course for the 3 Graduate Level credits.

How to Apply

Complete the Application to Request Graduate Level Credits, pay $200 by credit card, money order, personal check or bank check to “American International College” — no cash, please! — submit by US Mail to:

American International College
Student Accounts Office
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

All Applications to Request Graduate Level Credits must be completed, paid in full, and submitted after the first class meeting of the course.


Accessing Your Grade

Once your course is completed and grades have been submitted by the course instructor to AIC, you may access your grade by requesting an Official Transcript through the Registrar’s Office.

The cost for this service is $10.00; you will NOT be receiving a Grade notification from AIC.

Thank you for choosing American International College!

Taking the SEI Course through AIC

Eligible candidates may take the SEI course with AIC in one of two affordable options.

  1. For SEI endorsement and professional development points (PDPs) only
  2. For SEI endorsement, PDPs, and 3 graduate level credits

American International College has received approval from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to present a RETELL Endorsement course to anyone who is not enrolled in the AIC School of Education. The two qualifications for applying for this course are:

  1. The applicant must hold either a Massachusetts Initial or Professional license
  2. The applicant is not presently enrolled in any AIC Graduate program

If the minimum enrollment is met the course will be held at the three Regional Areas: Springfield, Marlborough, and Fall River (see addresses below).

American International College
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA

Marlborough High School
431 Bolton Street
Marlborough, MA

Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
251 Stonehaven Road
Fall River, MA

Class Duration & Time Options

Class Duration

  • 36.5 Face-to-face hours
  • 8.5 online hours

total: 45 hours

Class Time Options

Monday Classes

Monday classes will be held on eight consecutive Mondays. Classes will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at 9:15 p.m beginning on January 7th, 2019.

Date Event
11/19/18 Registration Begins
12/21/18 Registration Ends
1/7/19 Class 1
1/14/19 Class 2
1/28/19 Class 3
2/4/19 Class 4
2/11/19 Class 5
2/25/19 Class 6
3/4/19 Class 7
3/11/19 Class 8
3/15/19 Grades Due

Saturday Classes

Saturday classes will be held on eight consecutive Saturdays. Classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m beginning on January 5th, 2018.

Date Event
11/19/18 Registration Begins
12/21/18 Registration Ends
1/5/19 Class 1
1/12/19 Class 2
1/19/19 Class 3
1/26/19 Class 4
2/2/19 Class 5
2/9/19 Class 6
2/16/19 Class 7
3/2/19 Class 8
3/15/19 Session 3 Grades Due

The course must have a minimum enrollment of 10 to be held and a maximum enrollment of 25; a Wait List will be created if the enrollment exceeds 25. ONCE CLASSES BEGIN, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN! This course is not eligible for financial aid.

The Application for the course will be available November 19th, 2018, through December 21st, 2018. You will be kept informed if there are enough students to hold the class; if not, your payment will be refunded.

Register Online


The cost for the two choices of participation are as follows:

  • Endorsement and 67.5 PDPs only – $500
  • Endorsement, 67.5 PDPs and three (3) Graduate credits – $1,317 ($439 c/h)


Again, ONCE CLASSES BEGIN, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN!! This course is not eligible for financial aid.

Definitions of Successful Completion

Participants will receive the SEI Endorsement upon successful completion of the course. Successful completion is defined as follows:

  • For those taking the course for Endorsement and PDPs only, participants must achieve a minimum grade of 70% (DESE regulation) to pass the course;
  • For those taking the course for Endorsement, PDPs, and three (3) Graduate credits, participants must achieve a grade of 80%/B- to be granted the credits.


If you need further information or have any questions, contact:

Lindsay Smithies
Academic Program Advisor


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