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Start date
February
July

Campus
Magill

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Program Code
MMTL

Fees
2018: AUD$ 26,500 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)
2019: AUD$ 28,900 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
082450F

Key features

  • Broaden your career prospects with a specialisation in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • Benefit from flexible learning options, including online study and intensive on-campus workshops.
  • Study a curriculum that is informed by our world-class research1.
  • Graduate with a highly sought-after qualification.
  • Use this qualification as a pathway to further learning, including doctoral studies.

12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Snapshot

Snapshot

This master degree is designed for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree and who would like to work in a setting where they teach English to speakers of other languages.

The unique curriculum allows you to explore a range of educational issues, further develop research skills and to collaborate, network and interact with like-minded professionals. You will also learn about recent developments in theories, research, debates and practices regarding the teaching of English as an additional language.

Graduates are qualified to teach English language in a variety of settings, from preschool to adult and tertiary settings.

You may be eligible for Advanced Standing and complete the requirements of this qualification in less than 2 years. Please see entry requirements for further details. When applying through SATAC, please refer to the codes below. If you are uncertain about your eligibility for Advanced Standing, please include more than one SATAC code in your list of application preferences. 

2 years - SATAC CODE 4CM132
1.5 year - SATAC CODE 4CM140
1 year - SATAC CODE 4CM141

Please note that this qualification does not meet the requirements for teacher registration in South Australia.

Why Master of Education (TESOL)

Why this Degree

We are South Australia’s largest tertiary school of education. The curriculum for this master degree is informed by our above world-class research - research that has been ranked number one in SA1.

In addition, you will benefit from the skills, expertise and knowledge of our experienced lecturers who are active in research related to multi-literacies and global Englishes. As Australia’s university of enterprise:

  • we are No. 1 in South Australia for student satisfaction2
  • we are the largest university in South Australia with more than 31,000 students
  • we hold 26th spot in the QS World University Rankings for institutions under 50 years old in 20173

Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia. In the 2015 nationwide Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, 97 per cent of our assessed research was rated world-class or above. It’s a very good time to choose UniSA for your postgraduate study.

12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
2QILT: Course Experience Questionnaire 2015-2016 Overall Satisfaction Item
32017 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

Your career

Teachers have a passion for learning and a dedication to the social, emotional, physical and psychological development of their students. Well-developed interpersonal skills, patience, as well as impeccable organisational and communication skills, are key attributes of successful educators. Graduates of this master degree are qualified to teach English language in a variety of settings, from preschool to adult and tertiary settings.

Careers to consider may include:

  • English language educator: teach English language to non-English speakers in a variety of settings
  • curriculum developer: research relevant, current topics that are beneficial to student learning, and assist teachers by informing them of the most recent techniques and educational approaches
  • educational leader: review current learning and, in collaboration with teaching staff, develop strategies to enhance teaching outcomes

Please note that this qualification does not meet the requirements for teacher registration in South Australia.

What others are saying

The TESOL specialisation at the University of South Australia is one of the best degrees of its kind in an English speaking country. I had a great experience learning in a cooperative classroom atmosphere, meeting smart and friendly people, studying in sophisticated facilities, and being mentored by very experienced staff with the latest teaching methods.

Nurul Fadillah

Master of Education (TESOL)

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Nurul Fadillah

Master of Education (TESOL)

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will graduate from this master degree with an advanced understanding of educational theory and TESOL methodologies; you will also develop advanced research skills.

The curriculum is separated into two different streams - the Education Project pathway and the Education Thesis pathway. Each pathway explores research methods, with the Thesis pathway preparing students for further learning, such as doctoral studies.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include: 

  • case studies
  • projects
  • critical literature reviews
  • presentations

 There may also be essays, assignments and examinations.

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
EDUCATION PROJECT PATHWAY
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Theorists and Theories of Learning and Development EDUC 5220 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 1,2
Learning Communities and Cultures EDUC 5219 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 1,2
Learning an Additional Language EDUC 5180 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 2
Language and Culture in TESOL EDUC 5111 4.5 Note(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
TESOL Approaches and Strategies EDUC 5199 4.5 Note(s): 2,5 Rule(s): 2
Teaching and Language Assessment in TESOL EDUC 5110 4.5 Note(s): 1
International Comparative Studies in Education EDUC 5218 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 1,2
Evidence-Informed Practice in Education EDUC 5217 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 1,2
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Curriculum Development in TESOL EDUC 5154 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 2
Language Learning in TESOL: Learner Identity and Difference EDUC 5109 4.5 Note(s): 1
Research Methods and Issues in Education EDUC 5033 9 Note(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Curriculum and Evaluation in TESOL EDUC 5112 4.5 Note(s): 1
Critical Reflection on TESOL Practice EDUC 5215 4.5 Note(s): 2,5 Rule(s): 2
Project in Education EDUC 5030 9 Note(s): 2
EDUCATION THESIS PATHWAY
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Theorists and Theories of Learning and Development EDUC 5220 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 1,2
Learning Communities and Cultures EDUC 5219 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 1,2
Learning an Additional Language EDUC 5180 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 1,2
Language and Culture in TESOL EDUC 5111 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Curriculum and Evaluation in TESOL EDUC 5112 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 2
Teaching and Language Assessment in TESOL EDUC 5110 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 2
Research Methods and Issues in Education EDUC 5033 9 Note(s): 3
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Curriculum Development in TESOL EDUC 5154 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 1,2
Language Learning in TESOL: Learner Identity and Difference EDUC 5109 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 2
Design for Education Thesis EDUC 5216 9 Note(s): 3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Education Thesis A EDUC 5205 9 Note(s): 3
Education Thesis B EDUC 5206 9 Note(s): 3

I am the Program Director for the Master of Education, Master of Education (TESOL) and the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies (Digital Learning). I am also a Lecturer in English Language and Literacy in the School of Education. I completed my Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Arts(Hons) and Master of Arts in linguistics at Deakin University (Melbourne), and my PhD in linguistics at the University of Sydney.

Dr David Caldwell

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Magill

Magill is a quick drive, cycle or bus trip from the city. On campus there are TV, radio and sound studios, social work studios, a cognitive neuroscience laboratory, a psychology clinic, a language lab, a journalism newsroom, a theatre, a gym and a swimming pool. It’s only a short walk to local shops. Explore Magill >

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

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