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Secondary education (Teaching English to speakers of other languages TESOL)

Specialisation

A specialisation in TESOL is available as a second teaching method only, and will provide you with a framework for the successful teaching of English as a second language. You will gain an understanding of different cultural backgrounds and skills in intellectual communication as well as focusing on developing oral and literacy skills.

About this major

To meet the requirements for this specialisation, a candidate completes 96 credit points (cp) comprising
(a) Year 1: 48cp of study from the MTeach table including 20cp of core education units and 28cp of curriculum and professional studies units; and
(b) Year 2: 48cp of units of study from the MTeach table including 34cp of core education units and 14cp of curriculum and professional studies units.
Subject to the satisfactory completion of 72cp (normally at the end of the third full-time semester), students undertake extensive work in our partner schools in the final semester of the course.

Graduate opportunities

The MTeach in secondary education specialising in TESOL qualifies graduates for work in Australian secondary schools, where graduates may find employment as classroom teachers, as well as in various levels of educational management within the school, including student welfare, curriculum development, year adviser, faculty master, principal and assistant principal. Secondary school teachers usually specialise in two subject areas, although some areas involve specialisation either in that area alone, or in conjunction with another area.
Courses that offer this major
Units of study in this major

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