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What will I learn?

Gain the skills required to start an exciting career teaching English as an additional language with our internationally recognised Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). There is a high demand for English teachers, as it's one of the world's most widely spoken languages. Exploring teaching English in a global context, you’ll develop specialised skills to suit varied teaching environments, both in Australia and overseas.

The Master of TESOL is suitable for students of all backgrounds, with no prior experience in the field required. The course is for those who want to teach English in a range of teaching environments around the world, ranging from mainstream schools to language centres for adult and child migrants. If you’re seeking to become an accredited English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher in Victoria, the Master of TESOL will provide you with this recognition from the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

In the Master of TESOL, you’ll gain a rich understanding of the critical issues in TESOL research, methodology and assessment. You will learn to apply current TESOL methods to enhance classroom practice and learning with creativity and initiative. You'll also master management techniques to make sure your TESOL programs are culturally and linguistically appropriate.


Our Master of TESOL graduates complete the course as highly-employable, versatile candidates for teaching jobs around the world, in Australia or online. The course is employment focussed, meaning we will guide you in the right direction to get the career outcomes you’re seeking. You'll finish the course with the specialist ability to develop curriculum towards teaching English as an additional language. Fast-track graduates who complete the four specialist core subjects are eligible for accreditation with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Which department am I in?

Melbourne Graduate School of Education



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,408.00 (20,35,256) per year
AUD $76,686 for the entire course
Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

Entry requirements for the 200 pt program

A three year undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline area.

Entry requirements for the 150 pt program

Up to 50 credit points of advance standing will be given to applicants who:

have completed a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Entry requirements for the 100 pt program

Up to 100 credit points of advanced standing will be given to applicants who have either:

A four-year education degree, or equivalent; or
An undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least 100 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in education
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL will be eligible to apply for entry to the Master of TESOL with 50 credit points of advanced standing for the ’EAL Teaching’ specialisation.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.