Structured English Immersion Fast Facts

College of Education

Structured English Immersion Fast Facts

Administrative Code R7-2-613. J.1 requires an SEI, ESL or bilingual endorsement of all certified classroom teachers (elementary, secondary, career and technical education and special education), supervisors, principals and superintendents.

Provisional SEI Endorsement

All persons certified before August 31, 2006, holding a valid Arizona Elementary, Secondary, Principal, Superintendent, Supervisor, Career and Technical,

and Special Education Certificate must complete the 15 clock hours or 1 semester hour of approved SEI Provisional training and have this endorsement added

to their certificate to meet the requirements for the Provisional SEI Endorsement. (Mandated R7-2-613 J.2.c.)

All persons obtaining a valid Arizona Elementary, Secondary, Principal, Superintendent, Supervisor, Career and Technical, and Special Education Certificate

on and after August 31, 2006, must complete 45 clock hours or 3 semester hours of approved SEI Provisional training and have this endorsement added to

their certificate to meet the requirements for the Provisional SEI Endorsement. (Mandated R7-2-613 J.1.)

*The fee will be waived when you add the provisional SEI to your certificate.

Full SEI Endorsement:

Within three years of obtaining the Provisional SEI Endorsement, all persons holding a valid Arizona Elementary, Secondary, Principal, Superintendent,

Supervisor, Career and Technical Education, and Special Education Certificate must complete an additional 45 clock hours or 3 semester hours of approved

SEI training to apply for their Full SEI Endorsement. (Mandated R7-2-613 J.1.)

Reciprocity:

The requirements for a Provisional SEI Endorsement may be waived for a period not to exceed one year in accordance with certification reciprocity as prescribed in A.A.C.R7-2-621.

First Time Issuances of a Provisional Career and Technical Education Certificate:

The requirements for a Provisional SEI Endorsement may be waived for a period not to exceed one year in accordance with certification first time issuances of a Provisional Career and Technical Education certificate for applicants qualifying under options A, C or D only.

First Time Issuances of a Provisional Teaching or Administrative Certificate (Out of State Graduates only)

The requirements for a Provisional SEI Endorsement may be waived for a period not to exceed one year in accordance with certification first time issuances of a Provisional Teaching or Administrative Certificate for applicants graduating from out of state teacher/administrator preparation programs only.

Certificates Requiring SEI

Arts Education (Art, Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music), Career and Technical Education, Elementary Education, Principal, Secondary Education, Special Education, Superintendent, Supervisor

Certificates Exempt from SEI

Adult Education, Athletic Coaching, Emergency Teaching, Emergency Substitute, Guidance Counselor, JROTC, School Psychologist, Speech-Language Technician, Speech-Language Pathologist, Substitute

Those AZ classroom teachers or Administrators holding a full English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement or a full Bilingual Endorsement do not need to obtain the Full SEI Endorsement, however nothing in this rule prevents school districts from requiring certified staff to obtain an SEI Endorsement in addition to an ESL or Bilingual Endorsement as a condition of employment. (R7-2-615 J)

For a listing of State Board approved SEI Endorsement training/coursework please visit: http://www.azed.gov/asd/lep/