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Master of TESOL (MC-TESOL) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Professional accreditation

Graduates with VIT registration who complete the ‘EAL Teaching’ specialisation will be recognised as accredited TESOL teachers within Victorian schools.

Intended learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of TESOL will be able to:
1. Analyse and communicate an understanding of the nature and form of language as a system
2. Critically appraise and explain the application of current methodologies for teaching English as an additional language
3. Have advanced theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, debates, policies and practices in education from a multidisciplinary and global perspective
4. Critique and manage language curricula and resources which are culturally and linguistically appropriate
5. Interpret and apply advanced professional knowledge of key areas of specialisation in teaching English an additional language
6. Critically analyse educational theories, debates, policies and practices through evidence based research
7. Evaluate the social, cultural, political and historical contexts informing education policies and practices
8. Identify and explain implications of the second language acquisition process for learning and teaching
9. Critique and apply multidisciplinary educational theories and evidence based research to inform policy and/or improve professional practice
10. Evaluate and communicate contemporary educational research ideas and findings to the wider educational community
11. Plan and execute an education research based project, or piece of education research scholarship within the area of EAL.

Generic skills

Graduates of the Master of TESOL will develop the following set of generic skills:
• Critical reasoning and thinking
• Problem solving
• Communication
• Evidence based decision making
• Creativity and innovation
• Teamwork and professional collaboration
• Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
• Active and participatory citizenship.

Graduate attributes

Graduate of the Master of TESOL will have the necessary attributes to:

  • evaluate contemporary educational issues in TESOL and approaches from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including sociological, economical, psychological and pedagogical perspectives (academic distinction)
  • contribute to discussions and debates associated with the role of TESOL education in addressing contemporary local, national and global issues (global citizenship)
  • promote social justice, employability, career awareness, wellbeing and citizenship through educational policy and practice (integrity and self awareness)
  • be creative, innovative, self directed and lifelong learners, able to link theory and practice and respond to the changing educational landscape (integrity and self awareness)