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D6005

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

D6005

Credit points

96

Abbreviated title

MTESOL

CRICOS code

079104F

Managing faculty

Education

Coordinator

Student advisersStudent advisers (http://www.monash.edu.au/education/current-students/contact/)

Contact details

Monash Connect: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)

Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/contact/)

Admission and fees

Find a CourseFind a Course (http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/D6005)

Course type

Specialist
Single degree
Master's by coursework

Standard duration

2 years FT, 4 years PT

This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 6 years, and enrolment must be continuous.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)

Award/s

Master of TESOL

Description

This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals, educators or prospective educators working in English language teaching in international or local contexts and leads to a postgraduate qualification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). It prepares you as a language teacher, for a wide range of professional contexts in Australia and internationally who is able to operate with confidence in a changing and increasingly 'internationalised' world.

This course helps you understand the connections between theory and practice and the importance of developing strong principles of practice in English language teaching and learning. The research excellence and innovative practice-base of our academics inform their teaching in language learning.

Note: This course does not provide a recognised initial teaching qualification. If you are seeking an initial teaching qualification, refer to the information on the Faculty of Education's Master of TeachingMaster of Teaching (http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/teaching-d6001?domestic=true) course.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  1. develop their understanding of core principles of language teaching and learning for TESOL classrooms
  2. engage with current theory and practice for additional language acquisition and pedagogy
  3. examine the role of social and cultural contexts in language learning and use
  4. develop competence in a range of key areas in additional language acquisition, including content-based learning, curriculum development and assessment
  5. develop critical and analytical skills in discussing relevant and substantive research in the field
  6. extend disciplinary learning and applied research skills in a professional project
  7. demonstrate competence in communicating ideas in an academic context.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have completed previous postgraduate study may be eligible for credit up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the course. Block credit up to a maximum of 24 credit points is available for a bachelor's degree qualification (or equivalent) in a related discipline and a further 24 credit points are available for an honours degree qualification in a related discipline. Students with two or more years of full-time relevant informal learning may be eligible for recognition of prior learningrecognition of prior learning (http://monash.edu.au/education/future-students/apply/credit/).

Structure

The course is structured in four part, Part A. Orientation to education, Part B. Key constructs in education, Part C. Enhanced professional learning and Part D. Professional inquiry. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A. and some units from other parts.

Part A. Orientation to education

These studies will introduce you to contemporary issues in the study of education. They are intended for students who come into the course without previous qualifications in education or work experience in education-related fields. You will engage with academic traditions and scholarly practices in the field of education at the postgraduate level, become acquainted with a broad range of debates across education contexts and develop an understanding of the complexities in the field.

Part B. Key constructs in education

These studies present key theoretical frames to understand ideas and research conducted across a broad theme of significance in the study of education. The themes offered include learners and learning, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, education and work, sustainability and inclusion, from which you will choose one or two. You will engage with research that responds to the themes you choose and as a result, advance your capacity to apply scholarly concepts in education more broadly.

Part C. Enhanced professional learning

These studies will deepen your knowledge of particular ideas and practices in TESOL, build your skills and address professional issues. They include consideration of language culture and curriculum, bilingualism, and the development of pedagogy and monitoring of learning in TESOL. Taken together these develop expertise to be applied across your learning and work contexts.

Part D. Professional inquiry

The focus of these studies is professional inquiry. You will address the challenges and opportunities of using and evaluating research evidence in professional practice. This will include engagement in professional practice to develop and upgrade the practical skills you needed to function as effective teachers of TESOL in a variety of contexts. This may include an independent research dimension requiring the knowledge and application of research principles.

Requirements

The course comprises 96 points structured into four parts: Part A. Orientation to education (24 points), Part B. Key constructs in education (12 or 24 points), Part C. Enhanced professional learning (24 or 36 points) and Part D. Professional inquiry (12 or 24 points).

Students admitted at:

  • Entry level 1 complete 96 points (8 units), comprising Part A (2 units), Part B (1 or 2 units), Part C (2 or 3 units) and Part D (1 or 2 units*).
  • Entry level 2 complete 72 points (6 units), comprising units from Part B (1 or 2 units), Part C (2 or 3 units) and Part D (1 or 2 units*).
  • Entry level 3 complete 48 points (4 units), comprising units from Part B (1 unit), Part C (2 units)and Part D (1 unit*).

* Two units are required in Part D, for students taking the research pathway.

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-d6005.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 12 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Orientation to education (24 points)

Students complete:

  • EDF4610 Interacting with research in education contexts
  • EDF4611 Investigating education issues in global contexts

Part B. Key constructs in education (12 or 24 points)

Students complete one or two units from the following:

  • EDF5620 Leading education and work
  • EDF5621 Challenging curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
  • EDF5622 Developing learners and learning
  • EDF5623 Deepening education and sustainability

Part C. Enhanced professional learning (24 or 36 points)

Students complete:

  • EDF5641 Pedagogy and assessment in TESOL

and one or two units from the following:

  • EDF5640 Language, culture and curriculum
  • EDF5642 Bilingualism and content-based programs

Part D. Professional inquiry (12 or 24 points)

Students complete (a.) or (b.) below.

(a.) Complete:

  • EDF5696 Professional practice for teachers of TESOL

and, if only one unit is completed in Part B, one of the following units:

  • EDF5691 Professional project
  • EDF5693 Using and evaluating research evidence
  • EDF5694 Taking a stand in education debates
  • EDF5695 Self-study as professional inquiry
  • EDF5814 Creative research approaches

(b.) An alternative research pathway is available for students who achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent (high credit) in the units of this course. This is not available at the point of entry, however students commencing at Entry level 1 or 2 and interested in this possibility must make space to pursue two units of professional inquiry by only taking one unit in Part B. Students commencing at Entry level 3 who are interested in a research pathway should contact the student adviser to discuss options immediately after completing their first two units (with at least a 65 per cent average).

Students invited into this pathway take the following two units:

  • EDF5613 Research approaches in education
  • EDF5614 Research project in education

Progression to further studies

Students invited to complete the required two research units (24 points) will be eligible to apply for progression to a higher degree by research if htey meet the following requirements.

Master of Education

Students who have completed the following two units with a minimum mark of 65 per cent (high credit) in each unit may be eligible to apply for 0077 Master of Education, which is a research degree by thesis. Students choosing 3204 Master of Education, a research degree by thesis and coursework, may receive credit for 24 points towards the following coursework requirements:

  • EDF5613 Research approaches in education
  • EDF5614 Research project in education
Doctor of Philosophy

Students may be eligible for admission to 0079 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) if they meet Monash University Institute of Graduate ResearchMonash University Institute of Graduate Research (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/) eligibility requirements of a minimum weighted average mark of 70 per cent (distinction) for all units, and have achieved a minimum mark of 70 per cent (distinction) in each of the following two units:

  • EDF5613 Research approaches in education
  • EDF5614 Research project in education

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award during their enrolment in this master's course:

  • Graduate Certificate of Education Studies after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma of Education Studies after successful completion of 48 points of study.

Note: These awards do not qualify graduates to be registered or employed as teachers.