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Scholarships for Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL)

Scholarships for Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL)

Scholarships for Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL)

The Ministry of Education offers tuition fee scholarships to commence study in 2021 towards a Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL) qualification.

Applications for scholarships are now open and can be made via the  Ministry website.

 

Applications close 1 November 2020.

 

You’re eligible to apply if you:

  • are a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand resident
  • work full-time or part-time in a state-funded school, or early childhood education service
  • are a New Zealand registered teacher in roles including:
    • • Subject and class teachers
    • • Bilingual teachers
    • • Specialist ESOL teachers
    • • Members of the senior leadership team
    • • SENCO
    • • Learning support coordinators
    • • RTLB
    • • Early childhood educators
  • currently teach new migrant, former refugee, Pacific background or international students in a state-funded school, or early childhood education service
  • have at least 2 years' teaching experience. 

More than 1 teacher at a school can apply for a scholarship – in fact, this is recommended as studying together provides good opportunities for collegial support.

 

TESSOL tuition fees scholarships are offered for study at:

 

What the scholarship covers

The scholarship funds 2-5 specified core papers, depending on the course.

Funding includes course fees and $200 towards course-related costs.

The funding usually covers 2 years at a rate of 1-2 papers each year.

We strongly encourage schools to help teachers complete the qualification by funding at least some of the papers not covered by the scholarship.

 

To apply, visit the  Ministry website and complete the online application form.

 

Contact  info.esol@education.govt.nz for application-related enquiries. For qualification and study-related queries contact the tertiary providers directly.

Published on: 15 Sep 2020


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