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Master of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - TESOL)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus or external
Delivery
On-campus or external
Course starts
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
081798G

Online - Residing offshore; or Online - Residing in Australia: only available to international students onshore on an Australian government visa other than a student visa that entitles the holder to study.

Highlights

  • Prepares you for a professional career in English language teaching.
  • Ideal for teachers who want further specialisation in the English as a Second Language field.
  • Develop excellent knowledge and practical skills to teach English to speakers of other languages.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Highlights

  • Prepares you for a professional career in English language teaching.
  • Ideal for teachers who want further specialisation in the English as a Second Language field.
  • Develop excellent knowledge and practical skills to teach English to speakers of other languages.

Why choose this course?

TESOL is ideal if you have teacher qualifications and are considering a career change from within another educational context, or if you would like to better understand the language issues facing many migrant children or international students.

What to expect

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to prepare you for a professional career in English language teaching.

The TESOL core units deal with how second languages are learned and what are effective ways to teach them. The introductory unit Theory and Practice of Second Language Teaching and Learning will extend your knowledge and explore possible pedagogical implications such as application of technology to second language learning.

You may consider taking advantage of option units from the broad range of study areas available in the masters course to help prepare you for a change in career direction or specialisation.

Flexible delivery

You can choose to study externally or on campus, and either part time or full time. All the lectures are recorded and study materials are available online. You can access these resources at any time to help you fit study into your lifestyle.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates will be prepared for employment in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Early exit

You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) following completion of the four core units required for this study area.

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
EU70
CRICOS code
081798G
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • On-campus or external

Online - Residing offshore; or Online - Residing in Australia: only available to international students onshore on an Australian government visa other than a student visa that entitles the holder to study.

Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Academic entry requirements

Master of Education - 1.5 year program

A completed recognised:

  • bachelor degree (or higher award) in education; or
  • bachelor honours degree (or higher award) in any field; or
  • bachelor degree in any field plus 5 years of related professional work experience.

Master of Education - 1 year program

A completed recognised honours degree in the field of education; or

A postgraduate degree (graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters or higher) in the field of education.  Please note you do not need to apply for the 1 year program as you will be automatically assessed for eligibility as part of QUT's application for admission process.

Limited places

There are limited Commonwealth Supported places in this course. Places are likely to fill early so you are encouraged to apply for this course as soon as possible to secure a place.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 on QUT's 7 point scale (where 4 is a Pass).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Advanced standing

On entry, you will be assessed for advanced standing (credit) for 48 credit points (4 units) based on a completed Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8 or higher qualification in Education (An Honours year with a research component, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher), regardless of the age of the qualification. You do not need to apply for this credit.

Depending on your study area, you can receive up to 50 per cent advanced standing from masters or higher study completed in another program. Prior study must be current. Study over 10 years old is not normally considered. If you are applying for advanced standing for specific units, you will need to provide detailed unit/subject outlines from your previous study. These outlines must include learning outcomes, learning content, and assessment including word lengths. No advanced standing can be granted for undergraduate study, or postgraduate study at a lower level than masters.

You can also apply for advanced standing based on work or industry experience. Advanced standing is not able to be awarded for normal teaching experience. If you are responsible for an original academic work, such as creating a course and/or curriculum, or have published any original research, then you may be eligible for advanced standing for work or industry experience. The original academic work must be in excess of 5000 words.

If you intend to apply for advanced standing for prior study you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $6,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $29,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: CSP $6,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $28,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

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