SEI Teacher Endorsement Course

The Cape Cod Collaborative, in partnership with Collaborative for Educational Services, has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide the full, long-bridge, short-bridge, and administrator SEI courses for cost.  This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators who have ELLs and their supervisors. This course meets the requirement for renewal.

The SEI Teacher Endorsement course focuses on current theories and evidence-based instructional practices related to the teaching of ELLs.  This course is designed to promote continuous improvement in educator practice and to build teacher’s confidence and familiarity with research-proven practices for working with ELLs.  Throughout the course, effective research-based strategies will be modeled.  Teachers will have opportunities to practice the modeled strategies, to analyze their practice, to provide and receive feedback, and to reflect on their experiences.  Through this cycle of reflective practice, teachers will gain new skills, knowledge, and dispositions for the education of English learners. CES/CCC Attendance policy – Mandatory attendance

Susan Sweeney, Instructor

Course start date: October 15, 2020

Format: 100% online via Zoom and Canvas (Learning Management System)

Schedule: Synchronous class meetings from 4:30-7:30pm on Thursdays from October 15, 2020 through January 28, 2021. Capstone dates: February 1 & 2, 2021 

Cost:  $495.00 *Subject to increase if minimum enrollment (15) is not met. Additional fee for graduate credit. More information about graduate credit will be provided during the first class meeting. 

CCC/BSU Course Offerings

Cape Cod Collaborative, in partnership with Bridgewater State University, is facilitating a Special Education Licensure cohort. Courses offered can lead towards DESE requirements for Teachers of Special Education (Severe, Moderate Pk-5, or Moderate 5-12).   Courses are also aligned for those wishing to continue on their own to pursue a Masters in Special Education through Bridgewater State University.

SPED 508 – CRN 93890 – Strategies for Diversity: Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course

Dr. Melissa Keh, Instructor

(3 credits)

Course start date: September 3, 2020
Course end date:  December 3, 2020

Format: Class is 100% online. There will be a synchronous Zoom meeting every Thursday from 4:00pm – 5:40pm. Students will also have asynchronous class time (discussion boards, etc) for one hour per week. We will follow the BSU, so class will not be held on September 10th.

Description: This course will provide students with techniques and strategies of curriculum design to meet the needs of a diverse student body, inclusive of Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). It will investigate the many levels of culture defined within the macroculture of U.S. society, and federal and Massachusetts laws and regulations as to that instruction. In this course, students will be instructed as to how to effectively demonstrate knowledge of methods, resources and materials for an inclusive classroom. Additionally, the course meets the requirements for SEI endorsement from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Candidates will need SPED 508 if they are not already SEI endorsed, and/or they are planning to do student teaching to obtain their initial licenses in moderate PreK-8, 5-12, or severe.

Important note: A student is not automatically SEI endorsed by taking the course. It assumes completing student teaching or independently submitting for the endorsement. 

Cost: Member districts = $600.00; Non-member districts = $800.00

SPED 529 – CRN 93892 – Comprehensive Assessment for Students with Severe Disabilities
SPED 524 – CRN 93891 – 
Assessment Procedures in Special Education

Kathleen Rogers, Instructor

You will register for one of these courses.

(3 credits)

Course start date: September 3, 2020
Course end date:  December 3, 2020

Format: Class is 100% online and asynchronous.

SPED 529 (Severe candidates)
Prerequisite: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B” or consent of graduate program coordinator.
Description: Comprehensive Assessment for Students with Severe Disabilities is an advanced graduate course designed to provide students with an overview of assessment practice, methodologies, and instruments used to assess learner capacity, achievement and progress. Participants will learn pragmatic skills for observing, recording, analyzing and reporting learner performances. The course facilitates practical opportunities to administer formal and informal assessment techniques using contemporary problem-solving models reflecting current emphasis on inclusion and accountability in education for all children. The course will emphasize ecological assessment strategies and discrepancy analysis techniques targeting students with severe learning challenges. Significant fieldwork using formal and informal assessment techniques with actual subjects at the levels of licensure sought is an ongoing expectation of this course.

SPED 530 (Moderate candidates) 
Prerequisite: 
SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B” or consent of instructor
Description: This advanced assessment course will enable students to identify, administer, analyze and interpret selected formal and informal assessment instruments to appropriately determine the special needs of individuals. Nondiscriminatory procedures consistent with social, racial and linguistic differences will be emphasized. Case writing to include recommended intervention strategies consistent with assessment results will be stressed. Pre-practicum monitored field-based experiences are required at the level of license sought. PreK-8 or 5-12.

Cost: Member districts = $600.00; Non-member districts = $800.00

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Need Help?

Professional Development Contact
Julie DeBenedictis 
508.420.6950 x 1145
j.debenedictis@capecodcollaborative.org