Master of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)

Course summary for current students

Year

2016 course information

Award granted Master of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)
Campus

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code027532E
Deakin course codeE752

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course is designed for experienced TESOL professionals wishing to develop their understandings of current practice and issues in English language teaching in Australia and overseas. It is also suitable for qualified teachers who are newcomers to the field of TESOL, as the first four core units explore the key principles and practices in contemporary English language teaching.

Applicants who wish to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) in government schools in Victoria must meet specific content and practical teaching requirements in the Master of Education in the related specialist field, as well as having a recognised teaching qualification which permits them to be employed as a teacher in Victoria.

A number of adult ESL settings and programs may also require this level of qualification for employment purposes.

Applicants without a recognised teaching qualification and who are working in the field of adult education or in overseas countries may undertake the Master of TESOL E780 course.

Professional recognition

Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for specialist teaching.

International students and permanent residents

Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) will be required to demonstrate an IELTS of an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening. You are advised to read the VIT's Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully which is available at: Further information

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Education (E500)
Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) (E552)

Teaching methods

Students receive instructional materials offered through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links. Interaction with lecturers and classmates is also provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.

Optional weekend study schools may also be available for some units. Campus based TESOL and TLOTE units are delivered through face to face teaching in scheduled classes at Burwood (Melbourne).

Articulation

Masters courses require a research component to lead to a Doctor of Philosophy.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:

Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for course rules.

Students commencing from Trimester 2 2012:

To be awarded a Master of Education (TESOL), students are required to successfully complete 8 credit points of study under one of the following configurations:

Coursework only for appellation

The course requires the completion of 8 credit points comprising:

  • 4 credit points of core units, and
  • 4 credit points of units for appellation.

Note: The coursework-only degree does not qualify for entry to the Doctor of Philosophy program. Future doctoral applicants with this degree will need to undertake research studies at the required standard equivalent to those in the research pathway.

Coursework with research paper for appellation

  • 4 credit points of core units, and
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; and
  • EDX703 & EDX704 Research Paper Part A and Part B (2 credit points) ** undertaken in the chosen specialist area.

* Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1 credit point unit in consultation with the MEd course director.

** Research Paper Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course director.

Coursework with minor thesis for appellation

  • 2 credit points of core units, and
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; and
  • EDX705 & EDX706 Minor Thesis Part A and Part B (4 credit points)** undertaken in the chosen specialist area.

Note: Only available in special cases with approval from the MEd course director after completion of two units at distinction level or higher.

* Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1 credit point unit in consultation with the MEd course director.

** Minor Thesis Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course director. 

Detailed course rules

Applicants with an existing qualification in TESOL who wish to extend their studies into research, may complete either of the research paper pathways. 

Course structure

Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:

Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for course structure.

Students commencing from Trimester 2 2012:

Core units

ECL751Unit description is currently unavailable

ECL752Unit description is currently unavailable

ECL753Unit description is currently unavailable

ECL755Unit description is currently unavailable

Units for appellation

ECL774Unit description is currently unavailable

ECL777Bilingualism and the Principles and Practices of Language Education

ETL703Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms

ETL712Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching

ETL713Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts

ETL714Language Testing and Assessment

ETL715Internationalising the Curriculum

Research units and Minor Thesis units

EDX703Research Paper A

EDX704Research Paper B

EDX705Minor Thesis A

EDX706Minor Thesis B

EXR781Education Research Methodology

EXR791Designing and Developing a Research Project

Notes:

(i) ECL755 Professional Practice in TESOL incorporates professional experience placement of 22 days of supervised teaching practice in TESOL, for those applicants who wish to meet Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements. The type of professional experience undertaken and the number of days satisfactorily completed will be identified on the student's transcript.

(ii) ETL715 campus mode is offered subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.

(iii) ETL715 is a generic masters of education unit.  Generic units focus on contemporary educational issues which can be applied to any specialist study and are designed to be compatible with on-line technologies and to complement the specialist units. Each generic unit may be tailored toward the specialist interests of the student.


Professional experience requirements - Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Students who intend to undertake professional experience in Victorian schools are required to complete a WWCC unless a copy of Victorian teacher registration is provided. Students requiring a WWCC should contact the Professional Experience coordinator email: Ian.Trend@deakin.edu.au