Master of Education in TESOL
The M.Ed. TESOL program produces graduates with expertise in the fi eld of English language teaching methods and pedagogies, curriculum development, learner psychology and English linguistics. Students will be able to develop effi cient and engaging English language courses through the application of a wide variety of teaching methods and techniques; show a high rate of understanding of intercultural communicative settings such as cross-cultural teacher-student interaction; critically refl ect on new teaching methodologies and judge their eff ectiveness in a particular foreign language classroom setting; develop language curricula and adapt existing curricula to local educational needs; identify and understand the psychology of the individual behind the learner.
36 credits are required in total for graduation. Individual subjects are typically designed to carry a credit value of 3 credit units each and will run for a single semester. The fall and spring semester will last for 15 weeks and the summer semester will cover 12 weeks and each credit unit equates to 3 hours per semester week of lecture/tutorial contact hours. Therefore, 3 credits are associated with 45 hours of study and 1 credit with 15 hours of study. Extra classes will be scheduled during the summer semester to comply with the 45 hours standard per semester. A successfully completed Master’s Thesis will carry a value of 12 credits and the Independent Study Project a value of 6 credits.
General entrance requirements
All applicants must satisfy the following general entrance requirements before being admitted to Asian University. At the time of admission, the applicant must possess:
- 1 Proficiency in the English language (Applicants whose mother tongue is not English will normally be required to demonstrate English language competence at IELTS Band 6.0, or a TOEFL score of approximately 560 or a
- computerbased TOEFL score of approximately 215)
- 2 An acceptable university degree (see below for specific details)
- 3 A minimum of one year’s full-time teaching experience at a reputable school or college
- 4 In lieu of teaching experience, applicants should have as a minimum a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from a recognized, reputable institution.
- 5 Good physical and mental health without communicable disease and a clear record of good behaviour.
All applicants must undergo an interview and Non-native English speaking applicants may be required to submit evidence of their level of English Language profi ciency or undertake the Asian University English Profi ciency Entrance Exam.