This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals, educators or prospective educators working in English language teaching in international or local contexts and leads to a postgraduate qualification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). It prepares you as a language teacher, for a wide range of professional contexts in Australia and internationally, who is able to operate with confidence in a changing and increasingly 'internationalised' world.
This course helps you understand the connections between theory and practice and the importance of developing strong principles of evidence-based practice in English language teaching and learning.
Note: This course does not provide a recognised initial teaching qualification. If you are seeking an initial teaching qualification, refer to the information on the Faculty of Education's Master of Teaching course.
The course is structured in four parts: Part A. Orientation to education, Part B. Key constructs in education, Part C. Enhanced professional learning and Part D. Professional inquiry. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A, and some units from other parts.
Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.
These studies will introduce you to contemporary issues in the study of education. They are intended for students who come into the course without previous qualifications in education or work experience in education-related fields. You will engage with academic traditions and scholarly practices in the field of education at the postgraduate level, become acquainted with a broad range of debates across education contexts and develop an understanding of the complexities in the field.
These studies present key theoretical frames to understand ideas and research conducted across a broad theme of significance in the study of education. The themes offered include learners and learning, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, education and work, sustainability and inclusion, from which you will choose one or two. You will engage with research that responds to the themes you choose and as a result, advance your capacity to apply scholarly concepts in education more broadly.
These studies will deepen your knowledge of particular ideas and practices in TESOL, build your skills and address professional issues. They include consideration of language culture and curriculum, bilingualism, and the development of pedagogy and monitoring of learning in TESOL. Taken together, these knowledge and skills will develop your expertise to be applied across your learning and work contexts.
The focus of these studies is professional inquiry. You will address the challenges and opportunities of using and evaluating research evidence in professional practice. This will include engagement in professional practice to develop and upgrade the practical skills you need to function as effective teachers of TESOL in a variety of contexts. This may include an independent research dimension requiring the knowledge and application of research principles.
The course comprises 96 points structured into four parts: Part A. Orientation to education (24 points), Part B. Key constructs in education (12 or 24 points), Part C. Enhanced professional learning (24 or 36 points) and Part D. Professional inquiry (12 or 24 points).
Students admitted at:
* Two units are required in Part D, for students taking the research pathway.
The course progression map will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 12 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Students complete one or two units from the following:
and one or two units from the following:
Students complete a. or b. below.
a. The following unit:
and, if only one unit is completed in Part B, one of the following units:
b. An alternative research pathway is available for students who achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent (high credit) in the units of this course. This is not available at the point of entry, however students commencing at entry level 1 or 2 and interested in this possibility must make space to pursue two units of professional inquiry by only taking one unit in Part B. Students commencing at entry level 3 who are interested in a research pathway should contact the student adviser to discuss options immediately after completing their first two units (with at least a 65 per cent average).
Students invited into this pathway complete the following two units:
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)
An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least 60% average.
Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)
An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Education or a cognate discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a 60% average
OrAn Australian undergraduate degree (orequivalent) with at least a 60% average and a minimum of two years of full timeequivalent relevant professional experience.
A four-year Australianundergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) and/or an Australian graduatecertificate and/or an Australian graduate diploma with at least a 60% average.
An Australian masters degree (or equivalent)with at least a credit (60%) average.
Entry level 3
Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)
An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Education or a cognate discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time relevant professional experience.
A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) and/or an Australian graduate certificate and/or an Australian graduate diploma in Education or a cognate discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average.
OrA four-year Australian undergraduate honoursdegree (or equivalent) and/or an Australian graduate certificate and/or anAustralian graduate diploma with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimumof two years of full time relevant professional experience.
An Australian masters degree (or equivalent) in Education or a cognate discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average.
OrAn Australian masters degree (or equivalent)with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full timerelevant professional experience.
Minimum English language requirement for Monash University