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Master of Education (TESOL)

Course summary

The Master of Education Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is suitable for experienced teachers wishing to upgrade or refine their English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching skills. It is also for people who are new to education and wish to pursue careers in English language teaching in the adult education sector such as working with private colleges or migrant services.


This degree

The Master of Education (TESOL) offers sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training.

All students in this degree have the opportunity to incorporate electives from other education areas such as leadership, or information communication technology (ICT), to tailor their degree to current and future career goals.

This Master’s degree is flexible, allowing you to study online or in the classroom.


What you will study

During this degree you will study the key theories of ESL teaching and supplement them with an in-depth understanding of areas such as second language development, grammar, assessment, evaluation and technology-based language teaching. You can also choose to do a supervised professional experience placement in an ESL classroom.

You will build skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate and conduct an individualised research project that ties in with your work, interests and study specialisation.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

422

ATAR (UAI)

-

IB Score

28-29

Duration

1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

083833E

UAC Code

-

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

Applicants with a major study in Education plus three years' teaching experience may be eligible for credit for one session of study (24 credit points).

Fees

2016 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,352
Full Course Fee: $34,056

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa if studying this program on campus. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Distance

Session Fee: $11,352
Full Course Fee: $34,056

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa if studying this program on campus. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

2017 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,352
Full Course Fee: $34,056

Distance

Session Fee: $11,352
Full Course Fee: $34,056

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

Credit Transfer

Applicants with a major study in Education plus three years' teaching experience may be eligible for credit for one session of study (24 credit points).

Fees

2016 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $28,944

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $28,944

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $28,944

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $28,944

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2016 EDU Intake Nov

Wollongong

Session Commences
24 October 2016

Applications Close
Two weeks prior to commencement of session.

Session Details
Session: 24 October 2016 - 3 February 2017

2016 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
25 July 2016

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 18 July 2016
Session: 25 July - 17 November 2016

2017 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences

27 February 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 21 - 23 February 2017
Session: 27 February - 22 June 2017

Course structure

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Education will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines associated with the field of education within national and international contexts.
  2. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories.
  3. Conduct independent research and inquiry, involving higher order conceptualisation, new ideas and personal initiative.
  4. Interpret and transmit educational knowledge, pedagogical and professional skills, and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  5. Communicate effectively and collaboratively with stakeholders through variety of modes in the educational landscape.
  6. Use advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems in the educational field.
  7. Act responsibly, ethically and professionally with diverse populations at local, national and global levels.

 

Course Structure

The program comprises 72 credit points (12 subjects) made up of the following:

  1. A compulsory research methodology subject (EDGZ921) to be taken in the first session of study;
  2. A compulsory research project subject as listed in the selected specialisation. The research subject is to be taken in the final session of study;
  3. Subjects as outlined in the selected specialisation;
  4. Electives (to the credit point value specified in the selected specialisation) chosen from any specialisation in the Master of Education; and
  5. The degree will have no more than 24 credit points (four subjects) at 800 level. 

 

Specialisations

Please see the specialisation pages listed below for detailed subject information for each specialisation.

Professional accreditation

The University of Wollongong is recognised by the Department of Education (DE) as a provider of ESL qualifications for primary/secondary trained teachers. DE accreditation will be dependent upon subject choice.

Why choose this course?

UOW’s School of Education has a reputation for practical programs and flexible learning strategies that produce highly employable educators. It is founded on the expertise of our staff and our strong ties with community organisations and government bodies.