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Summary
Master of Education Specialisation Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MEDC)
  • CRICOS: 095996J

Study Mode
  • Online
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

Duration
  • 1.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba
  • Springfield

TESOL is the only specialisation with a CRICOS code for international applicants wanting to study on-campus. The Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.
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Become a leader in your field

USQ’s Master of Education (TESOL) (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for practitioners who are aspiring leaders in the field of English language teaching. This specialisation will broaden your knowledge of the importance of language and your knowledge of contemporary English language teaching methodology.

Study flexibility

If you are not sure whether you would like to complete an entire Masters degree, apply to study USQ’s Graduate Certificate of EducationGraduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) (for domestic students only) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Education if you decide to continue studying.

Develop research skills

A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. The Research Specialisation has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace.

Open up the world through your studies. New employment opportunities are available in education institutions both in Australia and internationally for graduates with skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Other specialisations in the Master of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) include: Guidance and Counselling and Special Education.

Specialisations in the Master of Education (Full Fee Paying) include: Career Development, Educational Leadership, and STEM Education.

Courses to be studied Units
Required core courses 4
plus 4 x specialisation courses 4
plus 3 x research courses  4
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Students who complete the Advanced Research Pathway may be eligible for entry to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Students who complete the Applied Research Pathway are not eligible to apply for entry to the PhD.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 24080
On-campus AUD 25600

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-requisite: 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university
  • Approved bachelor degree, or equivalent, in education.
  • Candidates with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non-related discipline may be eligible for entry into USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they may apply for entry into the Master of Education.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.