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Master of Education in Teacher Education

Sheltered English Instruction (SEI)

Sheltered English Instruction (SEI)

Merrimack College offers Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) coursework and endorsement as part of our full bachelor’s and master’s teacher education programs in the School of Education and Social Policy. In addition, Merrimack College has been approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer the course for endorsement only. SEI for endorsement only is offered through our teacher education graduate program as a 0-credit, pass/fail course. Students will be enrolled as nonmatriculated graduate students, and will receive an official transcript from the college upon request. Once the course is successfully completed, the Office of Placement and Compliance within the School of Education and Social Policy will provide the necessary endorsement to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must hold an active teaching license through the DESE.
  • Students must have completed an undergraduate program and hold a bachelor’s degree (any discipline).
  • Students must not be currently enrolled in a teacher-education graduate program at Merrimack College.

Tuition for the SEI endorsement only course is $500, and students will receive a tuition statement from the bursar’s office. Course vouchers for student supervision will be accepted.

Course Schedule
The SEI course for endorsement only will be held on-campus and online.

The course is subject to a minimum and maximum registration per term. Your enrollment is not complete or verified until you receive notification from the School of Education and Social Policy.

SPRING 2019 Session
The dates listed below are on-campus meeting dates. There will also be supplemental online assignments to meet the SEI requirements.

Day Date Time


January 26 9:30am-4:40pm
Wednesday January 30 5pm-8:50pm
Wednesday February 6 5pm-8:50pm
Wednesday February 27 5pm-8:50pm
Wednesday March 6 5pm-8:50pm
Wednesday March 20 5pm-8:50pm
Wednesday April 3 5pm-8:50pm
Wednesday April 10 5pm-8:50pm


Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  A waiting list will be started when the class is filled.

Registration for the SPRING 2019 session is now closed.  Please contact us if you would like to be placed on a notification list for an upcoming session.

Contact Us
Questions? Please contact Jessica McCarthy in the School of Education and Social Policy at