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Course Date(s):

January 25, 2023
February 1, 8, 15, 2023
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023
April 5, 12, 26, 2023
May 3, 10, 2023
Make-up dates: May 17, 24, 2023

From 4:15 -- 7:15 PM Eastern Time

Unless otherwise noted, course times listed are in EST

Registration Deadline:

January 20th, 2023


Online Facilitated




67.5 PDPs

Grad Credit:

Optional 3 graduate credits for an additional $225, due upon registration


Withdrawals: No credits/refunds will be given unless TEC is notified 10 business days before the first class. All payments processed upon receipt.


Online | Facilitated


All PreK-12 Educators

RETELL SEI Teacher Endorsement

The RETELL (Rethinking Equity in the Teaching of English Language Learners) Program  was designed to help teachers codify and address the performance gaps among our ELLs; the Teacher Endorsement course is one facet of RETELL. Teachers who successfully complete this course will fulfill the requirements that all core academic teachers who have one or more ELLs in their classroom earn the SEI endorsement.

This course will focus on current effective practice and evidence-based research related to the teaching of ELLs in our schools. Effective teaching strategies will be modeled and participants will apply what they have seen and experienced in the course in their classroom teaching practice. Participants will also be able to evaluate their own practice and engage in supportive sharing with and feedback from colleagues.  Teachers will enhance their teaching practice with new skills, knowledge and dispositions that focus on the successful learning of our ELLs. In one Capstone session, teachers will give a 10-15 minute presentation using skills and knowledge gained from the course.

About the Instructor

Natasha Galichina has been teaching English as a Second Language for the Newton Public Schools for more than 15 years. She has taught the SEI endorsement course numerous times in the Boston area and is a DESE-approved instructor.

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