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

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Award granted Master of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code027532E
Deakin course codeE752

Notes:

(i) Formerly course code E733
(ii) Accreditation by Victorian Institute of Teaching for specialist teaching positions.

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.  Further information

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Teaching methods

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

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

Articulation

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

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

Students commencing prior to 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

  • a minimum of 5 credit points from units listed for the Master of Education (TESOL) (including selected generic units chosen in consultation with MEd co-ordinator) of which at least three are specific to the appellation; and
  • up to 3 credit points from any units at masters level offered by the School of Education.

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

  • a minimum of 3 credit points from units listed for the Master of Education (TESOL) (including selected generic units chosen in consultation with course co-ordinator) of which at least two are specific to the appellation;
  • EXR781 Research Perspectives and Practices * and
  • EXR790 Research Design and Development #
    OR
  • EXR791 Education Research Proposal # and
  • EXR796/797 Research Paper Part A and Part B ** undertaken in the chosen specialist area, and
  • up to 2 credit points from any unit at masters level offered by the School of Education chosen in consultation with the MEd course co-ordinator.

* 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 co-ordinator.

 

# EXR790 final Trimester of offer Trimester 1 2012. From Trimester 2 2012 select EXR791. 

EXR791 commences Trimester 2 2012. Students who have previously completed EXR780 can enrol in EXR790 in Trimester 1 or EXR791 from Trimester 2.


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

Coursework with minor thesis for appellation

  • two credit points of units specific to the Master of Education (TESOL);
  • EXR781 Research Perspectives and Practices * and
  • EXR790 Research Design and Development #
    OR
  • EXR791 Education Research Proposal # and
  • EXR798/799 Minor Thesis Part A and Part B ** undertaken in the chosen specialist area, and
  • up to 1 credit point from any unit at Masters level offered by the School of Education chosen in consultation with the MEd course co-ordinator.

Note: Only available in special cases with approval from the MEd course co-ordinator 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 co-ordinator.

 

# EXR790 final Trimester of offer Trimester 1 2012. From Trimester 2 2012 select EXR791. 

EXR791 commences Trimester 2 2012. Students who have previously completed EXR780 can enrol in EXR790 in Trimester 1 or EXR791 from Trimester 2.


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

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 Research Perspectives and Practices*, and
  • EXR791 Education Research Proposal, and
  • EXR796/797 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 co-ordinator.

 

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

Coursework with minor thesis for appellation

  • 2 credit points of core units, and
  • EXR781 Research Perspectives and Practices*, and
  • EXR791 Education Research Proposal, and
  • EXR798/799 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 co-ordinator 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 co-ordinator.

 

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

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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. 

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Course structure

Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:

Core units
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ECL755 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

ECL753 Unit description is currently unavailable   


and

 

Trimester 1

ECL751 Unit description is currently unavailable   

or
Trimester 2
ECL752 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Units for appellation
Trimester 1
ECL751 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ECL775 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ECL777 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

ECL752 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ECL756 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ECL774 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ECL776 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE739 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

ECL773 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Notes:
(i) ECL751, ECL752 - students are required to select one of.
(ii) ECL755 Professional Practice in TESOL incorporates a practicum of 22 days of supervised teaching practice in TESOL, for those applicants who wish to meet Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements. The type of practicum undertaken and the number of days satisfactorily completed will be identified on the student's transcript.

 

Generic units

Generic units have been developed for the Masters programs. They 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.

EXE731 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE734 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE735 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE736 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE737 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE738 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE739 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE740 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

 

Notes:

(i) EXE734 is a wholly online unit

(ii) Generic units (EXE coded units) offered in on-campus mode are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.

(iii) EXE735 not offered in Trimester 2 2012, re-offered 2013.

Students commencing from Trimester 2 2012:

Core units

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ECL755 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ECL753 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1

ECL751 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
ECL752 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Units for appellation

Trimester 1

ECL775 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ECL777 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

ECL756 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ECL774 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ECL776 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EXE739 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

ECL773 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Research units and Minor Thesis units

Refer to web-links to the units in the Course Rules above.

 

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

(ii) EXE739 offered in on-campus mode is subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.

(iii) EXE739 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.

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Professional experience requirements - Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Students who intend to undertake practicum 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

 

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