Masters in Education – TESOL Course (Distance Learning)
The University of Dundee UK Masters in Education TESOL course is a specialisation pathway of the University of Dundee UK Master of Education Degree.
The UK MEd TESOL course is recognised as a professional learning course for aspiring leaders by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). It is also recognised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) as meeting the professional requirements of the:
- IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research
- IB Certificate in Leadership Practice
- IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research
MEd TESOL course Duration & Workshops
Important notice: For health and safety reasons, Virtual workshops with UK University faculty and online tutor sessions will be used in the interim, until the current situation stabilises.
TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and this Masters in Education pathway is designed for those who wish to specialise in teaching English as a second language. The MED TESOL course develops the knowledge, skills, values and attributes necessary to enhance your teaching practice in an educational role.
Enhance your professional understanding of the English language within a global context, particularly on how language theory, language practice and language research are interlinked. Learn innovative micro-teaching methodologies, observational practice and lesson planning to be able to teach English as a second language with skill and confidence.
Finally, once you build up your research abilities, apply these skills them to a TESOL issue in your dissertation. Examining and exploring these TESOL educational issues helps you to develop new ways of critical analysis and critical thinking.
TESOL PGCE & PG Diploma entry & exit routes
This Masters in Education TESOL course provides flexible entry and exit routes at a TESOL PGCE, TESOL PG Diploma and at the Masters Level.
This three year course can be studies at an accelerated route, completing it in just 20 months. This TESOL degree is taught via the University of Dundee’s virtual learning environment, combined with additional academic support at optional MEd teaching workshops held in the UAE.
Benefits of a Masters in Education TESOL course
TESOL modules are delivered entirely online but optional workshops are held in the UAE for those who desire additional academic support. The learning approaches have been designed to meet the needs of those in full time employment, ensuring a high deal of flexibility in when and where to study the learning materials. The TESOL degree is supported by;
- Peer learning through online discussion forums or at the optional workshops
- Personal, Individual supervision
- Private study sessions
- Access to online materials via the University of Dundee UK Online Learning Environment
- Induction Workshop & Mapping your Research workshop held in the UAE
The University of Dundee emphasises the creation of strong learning community for each cohort. This is an important element in continued learning and support required for all students undertaking the Masters in Education TESOL course.
A significant number of students studying the Masters in Education are currently employed full-time, using the course to further their career prospects globally or within their educational institute.
As the unofficial business language, the demand to learn English has been steadily increasing worldwide, consequently increasing the demand for trained professionals to be able to teach the English language. A Masters in Education TESOL course will set you apart from individuals who currently teach English, but do not have the academic depth in this field.
- Doctorate of Education
Entry Requirements – Masters in Education TESOL course
The Masters in Education TESOL course can be undertaken as a path progression through a PGCE in TESOL, a PG Dip in TESOL, to the full Education Masters degree, with entry and exit points at each level.
Recognition for prior learning (RPL) is available but must match existing TESOL course modules with equivalent content. Please contact a Stafford Higher Education Consultant about RPL.
Both workplace-based and non-workplace-based routes are available for the Masters in Education TESOL course, so candidate do not have to be currently working in an educational setting to apply for this teaching course.
Workplace based Masters in Education TESOL Course route:
- Teachers and Educators currently employed in an educational setting, who wish to enhance their career progression prospects and improve on their professional learning.
- Must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
- If the undergraduate degree was taught in a language other than English, an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) in English will be required.
Non-Workplace based Masters in Education TESOL Course route:
- Teachers and Educators with previous work experience in an educational setting (not necessarily currently employed in one)
- Must be a graduate in any discipline
- If the degree was not taught in English, an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) will be requested to meet the English Language Requirement
Masters in Education TESOL Course - Core Modules
Reflecting upon Practice
The module aims to provide participants with a framework to enable them to reflect critically on their professional development and their current practice, and as a result enable them to formulate an appropriate professional development action plan.
The module will introduce participants to a professional development model that involves: reflecting on their personal and professional development; engaging with the debates and professional enquiries that have led them to their professional thinking, philosophies and views; reflection upon their current approaches and learning and teaching practice; a self-evaluation of professional development needs and directions.
Research Methods for Professional Inquiry
The purpose of this module is to introduce you to research methodology and methods. In the course of the module you will develop an appreciation of what is entailed in conducting research in a professional field. The module content will follow the stages of research, starting with the research problem/question through to the presentation of findings. This module provides you with an introductory grounding in research methods. This module is also intended to prepare you to progress on to a small scale enquiry and to begin to think about the academic research process and the task of developing and conducting a research study.
Theory and Methodologies in TESOL
This module provides you with the theoretical underpinning for the pedagogy of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), with a focus on second language acquisition. You will also examine current methodologies and key concepts in TESOL. You will explore the theory of language, and second language, acquisition, sociolinguistics, multilingualism, intercultural competence, and the methodologies of TESOL.
Language Awareness and Practice in TESOL
This module provides you with the theoretical underpinning for the practical application of teaching and learning strategies in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It will enable you to analyse structures and meanings of English language in a global world, giving you a critical understanding of practice in TESOL. You will explore language analysis (phonology, morphology, lexis, grammar, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), English in a global world, teaching and learning strategies for language and culture, teaching the four language skills, and materials development.
Masters in Education TESOL Course - Dissertation
The culmination of a Masters programme is a substantial piece of work which will contribute to the development and enhancement of professional knowledge and practice for the writer and others across a range of professional fields. Students are expected to show that they can exercise independent critical judgement and that they have command of the necessary research processes required to carry forward and report a systematic investigation, either empirical or philosophical. They are also required to show that they can apply what they have learned through their studies to set up a project which will inform research or will explore an aspect of practice. A study of this professional standing and worth must be well planned and resourced, engage with research and public theories, be critically reflective and explore the assumptions that underpin practice.
*These options are required for the named awards