Highlights

  • Prepares you for a professional career in English language teaching.
  • Develop excellent knowledge and practical skills to teach English to speakers of other languages.
  • Provides increased understanding of the language issues facing many migrant children or international students.
  • Build your own degree by choosing topics of interest to you.  
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • Students who commence this course prior to 2022 in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will remain CSP for the duration of the course. Students commencing this course from 2022 will be on a full domestic fee basis. 

Highlights

  • Prepares you for a professional career in English language teaching.
  • Develop excellent knowledge and practical skills to teach English to speakers of other languages.
  • Provides increased understanding of the language issues facing many migrant children or international students.
  • Build your own degree by choosing topics of interest to you.  
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.

Why choose this course?

The Master of Education course is flexible and innovative and can be custom designed to your needs. Our world-class academics are leaders in their fields who will engage you in deep professional learning and reflection to expand your knowledge and skills. 

The TESOL Specialisation can provide you with qualifications to seek new employment in second language education in Queensland, Australia, or overseas.

It will equip you with understandings of second language acquisition and the ability to implement innovative learning and teaching approaches.

Learn from the best

The QUT course has an established reputation as the qualification of choice for teachers seeking face-to-face and online experiences. In the TESOL specialisation you will learn from experts who are leaders in their particular areas of second language education. The study area is backed by evidence-based research in areas including:

  • second language pedagogy
  • second language assessment
  • school-based teaching and learning
  • the links between migration and education
  • the social implications of second language use.

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What to expect

You’ll gain practical skills in:
  • second language needs analyses
  • second language task design and assessment
  • teaching second language listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.
 
The TESOL specialisation is designed to be responsive to practitioners in schools, universities and community education who are seeking knowledge, understandings and skills in second language education. You’ll be able to recognise and address the needs of their students who are using English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D). 

Flexible delivery

You may study the course full time or part time. You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments to enable you to participate fully, receive expert guidance and support, and be in regular contact with expert teaching staff.

Customise your degree

It’s as easy as 1-2-3. You can build the Master of Education to suit your interests and needs. The course has three components:

  1. Choose one specialisation OR units of your choice. If you meet the advanced standing requirements for the one-year program, go to component 2.
  2. Add a specialisation OR units of your choice.
  3. Add a research component tailored to your interests and workplace needs.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

The Master of Education, TESOL Specialisation is recognised in the school and higher education sectors in Australia and overseas. It is also recognised in the ELICOS language education and TAFE sectors in Australia. This provides you with a portable qualification, whether you are seeking new career opportunities or seeking advancement in your existing workplace.

Early exit

You can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) if you have completed the four specialisation units. You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.

Research pathways

If you are interested in pursuing higher degree research it is recommended that you include 48 credit points of research units to build your capabilities.

Details and units

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units. 

In a standard 1.5 year full-time progression, you will complete three components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of a second Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

In a one year full-time progression (having been awarded 48 credit points of advanced standing), you will complete two components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

 *If you are intending to pursue higher degree research it is recommended you complete 48 credit points of research. 

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units. 

In a standard 1.5 year full-time progression, you will complete three components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of a second Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

In a one year full-time progression (having been awarded 48 credit points of advanced standing), you will complete two components made up of: 

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units 
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options. 

 *If you are intending to pursue higher degree research it is recommended you complete 48 credit points of research. 

Requirements

Course code
EU71
CRICOS code
081798G
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
2 - 3 years part-time
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
2 - 3 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

1.5 year program

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline.

 

1 year program

A recognised:

  • bachelor honours degree in teaching or education; or
  • bachelor degree in any discipline plus graduate certificate in teaching or education; or
  • graduate diploma (or higher qualification) in teaching or education; or
  • bachelor degree in teaching or education plus a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in teaching or education.

Minimum academic requirements

1.5 year program

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

 

1 year program

A recognised bachelor degree:

  • in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) and a completed recognised graduate certificate (or higher) in the field of education with GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale); or
  • in the field of education with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) plus a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) relevant work experience in teaching or education.

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, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
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

Fees

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

2022 fees

2022: TBA

Please note Commonwealth supported places (CSP) will not be available for this course from 2022. Students commencing in this course from 2022 will be on a full domestic fee basis. Students who commence this course prior to 2022 in a Commonwealth supported place will remain CSP for the duration of the course.

2022 fees

2022: TBA

2021 fees

2021: CSP $4,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Please note Commonwealth supported places (CSP) will not be available for this course from 2022. Students commencing in this course from 2022 will be on a full domestic fee basis. Students who commence this course prior to 2022 in a Commonwealth supported place will remain CSP for the duration of the course.

2021 fees

2021: $29,800 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.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

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

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Scholarships

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