Master of Education Advanced (TESOL)

Course summary

The Master of Education Advanced (TESOL) is a higher degree for professional educators and those who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). This degree can be tailored to suit individual career goals by combining TESOL studies with further study in either:

  • Educational Leadership; or
  • Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training
  • 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.

    This degree

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

    This degree can lead to an ESL teaching qualification for those employed as teachers with the Department of Education.

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

    Course information

    Study area

    Education

    Campus

    Wollongong

    Course Code

    1441

    ATAR (UAI)

    -

    Duration

    2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

    Delivery

    Distance, On Campus

    Cricos

    088676F

    UAC Code

    -

    Admission, Key dates, and Fees

    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.

    Additional Criteria

    Students who wish to enrol in the subject EDGT838 Professional Experience in TESOL must demonstrate proficient professional and communication skills. This subject requires students to undertake 20 hours of supervised professional experience in an ESL classroom.

    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

    2018 Information
    Wollongong
    On Campus

    Session Fee: $11,808
    Full Course Fee: $47,232

    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: $11,808
    Full Course Fee: $47,232

    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.

    Entry Requirements

    A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

    Additional Criteria

    Students who wish to enrol in the subject EDGT838 Professional Experience in TESOL must demonstrate proficient professional and communication skills. This subject requires students to undertake 20 hours of supervised professional experience in an ESL classroom.

    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

    2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
    Wollongong
    On Campus

    Session Fee: $10,032
    Full Course Fee: $40,128

    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: $10,032
    Full Course Fee: $40,128

    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.

    Admission information

    A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

    For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


    Profile information

    This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


    INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

    This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


    ATAR PROFILE

    This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

    ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

    ATAR

    Selection Rank

    Highest rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    75th percentile rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    Median rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    25th percentile rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    -

    -

    L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
    N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
    Understanding ATAR profile data

    ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
    Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

    STUDENT PROFILE

    This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

    APPLICANT BACKGROUND

    2016 intake

    2016 intake (%)

    Higher education study

    -

    -

    Vocational education & training study

    -

    -

    Recent secondary education

    Basis of admission

    ATAR Only

    -

    -

    ATAR plus additional criteria

    -

    -

    Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

    -

    -

    Work & life experience

    -

    -

    International students

    -

    -

    All students

    -

    -

    L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
    N/A: Data not available for this item
    N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
    Understanding student profile data

    Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
    Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
    ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
    ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
    early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
    Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
    schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
    Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
    International student represents all other students.

    MORE INFORMATION

    For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

    2018 Autumn

    Wollongong

    Session Commences
    26 February 2018

    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: 20 - 22 February 2018
    Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

    2018 Spring

    Wollongong

    Session Commences

    23 July 2018

    Applications Close
    29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

    Session Details
    Orientation: 16 July 2018
    Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

    Course structure

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Course Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theory and practice in one main specialised discipline as well as one secondary discipline within the field of education in national and/or international contexts.
    2. Demonstrate expert, specialised and technical knowledge in broad educational areas of pedagogy, assessment and curriculum designed to address the needs of diverse learners across a range of educational contexts.
    3. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise information to solve complex problems in the educational field.
    4. Conduct independent research and inquiry, involving higher order conceptualisation, innovative ideas and personal initiative.
    5. Demonstrate professional leadership through interpreting and communicating pedagogical knowledge and professional skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

    Course Structure

    The Master of Education Advanced requires the successful completion of at least 96 credit points, comprising:

    1. 72 credit points in the selected specialisation; and
    2. 24 credit points in an additional focus area.

    No more than 24 credit points (four subjects) shall be completed at 800 level.

    Specialisations

    There are two specialisations for the Master of Education Advanced:

    1. TESOL, with options for further study in one of the following focus areas:
    1. Educational Leadership, with options for further study in one of the following focus areas:

    Detailed subject information is available from the specialisation pages listed above.

    Course Handbook

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Accreditation & professional recognition

    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.