Master of Specialist Teaching (TESOL)

Develop specialist knowledge and expertise to teach English to speakers of other languages at tertiary, primary and secondary levels.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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1.5 years
(180 credit points = 1.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

The Master of Specialist Teaching (TESOL) provides already qualified teachers or those looking to enter a TESOL career where an initial teacher training degree is not required (e.g. ESL teaching outside of primary and secondary schools) with training in first and second language acquisition, English phonology,  and phonetics, English grammar, language-learning technology, TESOL classroom methodology, and research-based practice for supporting the language needs of diverse learners.
This program can be completed online/blended and is delivered part-time over 3 years.
You will learn essential skills and theories for teaching English to speakers of other languages. The Master of Specialist Teaching (TESOL) is designed for all education level and appropriate for those working in, or aiming to work in, tertiary, primary or secondary school contexts. A wide range of electives in the core disciplines of Applied Linguistics and Education are available.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a professional inquiry on a project of your choice, or a minor thesis completed in the field.

Our program allows you the option to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching (TESOL)

We encourage you to view our recent webinar to find out more about the course. 

The degree can be completed part-time over three years.

  • Teacher
  • Work in Adult Education settings
  • Adult education teacher
  • Education consultant
  • Academic
  • Educator
  • Primary teacher
  • Secondary teacher
  • Principal
  • University educator
  • Tutor

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Please refer to the school webpage to view possible sample structures for this course.

Entry requirements (year 12)


Entry requirements (non year 12)

Successful completion of a three or four year Initial Teacher Education degree or other Bachelor degree

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TQ9

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,124 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Our program allows you the option to enter or exit the Masters of Specialist Teaching (TESOL) with a Graduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching (TESOL).

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Education

Course coordinator

Clarence Green