Regulations - Arts


The Degree of Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – MTESOL

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a (i) completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher in 60 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) at least two years’ relevant professional experience or equivalent, as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) completed the requirements for a Bachelors Honours degree in a relevant subject from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) at least one year of relevant professional experience or equivalent, as approved by Senate or its representative.

2 Students who have not completed two years of full-time study in an English medium institution must have achieved an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands in IELTS (Academic) or equivalent.

Notes:

(i) Admission to and completion of this programme does not meet New Zealand teacher registration requirements.

(ii) A relevant subject may include: Business English, Linguistics, Language Studies, Language Teaching, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Translation and Interpreting

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

4 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

5 Taught Masters

A student enrolled for this degree must pass 120 points from courses listed in the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Schedule.

6 Permission to prepare and present a Dissertation must be given by the Academic Head or nominee.

7 The Academic Head or nominee may approve the inclusion of up to 45 points from equivalent 700 level courses offered at Victoria University of Wellington, or from other 700 level courses in Language Teaching and Learning offered at the University of Auckland.

8 The programme for each student requires the approval of the relevant Academic Head or nominee.

9 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Dissertation

10 a A dissertation, when included in the programme, is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b A student enrolled for the dissertation must also have passed or be enrolled in LANGTCHG 745.

c The dissertation topic must be approved by the relevant Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment.

d The dissertation is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

11 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours / Distinction

12 This degree may be awarded with either Honours, Distinction or Merit as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

13 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2018. The 2016 regulations for the Degree of Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages were thereby repealed.

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) Schedule

Taught Masters

Requirement:

either

45 points from LANGTCHG 757, 760–765

75 points from LANGTCHG 700, 701, 710, 715, 716, 739, 740, 746, 747, 751, 752, 754, 756, 757, 760–764

or

75 points from LANGTCHG 700, 701, 710, 715, 716, 739, 740, 746, 747, 751, 752, 754, 756, 760–765

15 points: LANGTCHG 757

30 points: LANGTCHG 753 Research Essay or LANGTCHG 790 Research Project

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