Master of Education (TESOL) (E7I)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

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Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

From 2018, all new students will undertake their studies with a specialisation in TESOL, through the Master of Education (Specialisation) course.

The MEd TESOL course has been designed to provide a comprehensive and contemporary examination of the most salient matters concerning English language learning and teaching. Course provision offers flexibility as a primary tenet, allowing participants to move between delivery modes to meet specific requirements. The MEd TESOL course is provided fully online, or on-campus in Launceston. Further flexibility is achieved through the design of assignments to meet the needs and requirements of individuals. Professional and academic scholarship is a high priority, and  participants are encouraged to engage in a scholarly approach within a community of learners.

For international students, the Master of Education (TESOL) specialisation is not available in a on-campus mode in 2017.  International students please refer to the International Future Students webpage.

For domestic students, an alternative pathway to a Master of Education (TESOL) is available on a
Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis for the first eight units through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (TESOL) course.

Students who enrol in and complete four TESOL coursework units in the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (TESOL), will be able to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL).

Upon completion of the M.Ed (TESOL), graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate specialised knowledge of TESOL and its application in a variety of settings
  • Critically interpret research and demonstrate effective research skills to analyse and synthesise information and improve TESOL practice across diverse contexts;
  • Analyse, generate, and communicate effective responses to complex problems;
  • Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a TESOL specialist in diverse organisational contexts;
  • Communicate effectively with a range of professional communities, including specialists and non-specialists, across a range of platforms.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations) and how these have informed and can facilitate developments in educational practice from a global perspective;
  • The inter-relationship of educational research, professional standards, and reflective practice in defining, validating and enhancing learning and teaching in local and global contexts;
  • Research principles and methods applicable to extending and generating new knowledge in the area of education.

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on and evaluate research findings and professional practice to creatively design, implement, assess and/or theorise responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs;
  • Integrate education theory with specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments in education contexts;
  • Synthesise and analyse scholarly literature to deepen understanding and evaluation of local and international developments in practice.

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will:

  • Integrate educational theory, professional knowledge and research skills to plan, implement and evaluate a research project, theoretical investigation, or professional enquiry initiative;
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Facilitate the development of advanced knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and leadership roles.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to lead and improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to share practice and research findings with peers and stakeholders;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches of practice, research and evaluation.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

Schedule

This unit develops an understanding of education in a range of contexts and in a global society. In the unit we will work together to develop a richer understanding of how we know about education as well as how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus either

Improving Teaching and Practice through Action ResearchThe aim of this unit is to show you a way to improve your practice and that of the colleagues you work with. It is a unit which integrates practice, action, theory and research…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ESG706 is a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to work with a supervisor to plan and implement a research study or…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Or
PLUS Any seven units from the following units in the TESOL specialisation

This unit addresses salient issues in second language learning, globally. Second language within this unit refers to any language learned in addition to a first language. Issues include: linguistic issues in language acquisition; linguistic awareness; socio-political impacts and effects of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit explores linguistics as an academic discipline and in particular its relevance to language learning and teaching. A central idea underpinning the Unit is the role that language awareness plays in preparing language teachers to teach English to speakers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the complex relationship between language and culture, and considers both in terms of linguistic and cultural diversity. The unit applies understandings of each to the teaching and learning of language. An emphasis is placed on understanding 'culture'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit explores a range of approaches to English language learning and teaching including teaching strategies and techniques for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening. The Unit will also study the nature of the second language teaching methodology in a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the following TESOL curriculum and assessment issues: historical, philosophical and socio-political influences on curriculum design; curriculum in colonial and post-colonial eras; curricula for English as an international language; processes in curriculum design; needs analysis; linguistic-based and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit investigates the implementation of current digital technologies in TESOL and considers the future of language learning and teaching utilising technology. The unit will include: language learning and the internet; interactive whiteboard technology; software and apps supporting learning and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the many ways that literature can be utilised within a TESOL context. Literature as a focus for English language teaching will include a range of texts such as poems, novels, non-fiction works, plays and short stories. Multi-modal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses upon an exploration of the scope of English for specific purposes (ESP) and the related learning and teaching within the specialities. Areas focused upon include: language analysis of English for Specific Purposes; the scope of ESP; learning…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is for the supported and assessed practice of English language teaching and can be conducted in situ, on campus at UTAS, Launceston or with a university recognised establishment locally or internationally.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

This course is available to graduates in Education, graduates in other disciplines with a Diploma of Education, or Bachelor of Teaching or to those holding equivalent qualifications, or to graduates in other disciplines with at extensive, relevant work experience.

Credit is granted for the Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

For domestic students, an alternative pathway to a Master of Education (TESOL) is available on a
Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis for the first eight units through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (TESOL) course.

Students who enrol in and complete four TESOL coursework units in the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (TESOL), will be able to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL).

The course articulates to Research Higher degree studies (EdD and PhD)

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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