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Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) is a one-year professional qualification aimed at producing skillful English language educators for a wide variety of educational settings in the 21st century, from early childhood through to tertiary level.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
MTESOL
Domestic Fees
$11,427 per year / $11,427 total
International Fees
$39,000 per year / $39,000 total

About this course

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) is a one-year professional qualification aimed at producing skillful English language educators for a wide variety of educational settings in the 21st century, from early childhood through to tertiary level. With its future focus, this Master's programme will give students the skills, knowledge, and capabilities to be adaptable in the face of future English language developments, as well as technological and pedagogical advances.

This programme is ideal for:

  • New Zealand English language educators, or those who wish to specialise in English language education to emergent bilingual speakers of other languages in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • graduates of Aotearoa New Zealand universities who may currently teach or plan to teach English in other countries
  • teachers of English throughout the world who want or need to develop their language teaching.

This programme is available to study by distance, with teaching and learning conducted online. See also the Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning.

UC is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Education and Training, and is ranked 92nd in the world for Linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enrol in the MTESOL must have qualified for a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent degree (a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses is normally expected). Relevant work experience will also be considered.

All students will need to be approved by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can enrol online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Graduates of this programme will be ready for immediate employment, have a high level of digital competence, and be aware of the challenges English language educators face around the world.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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