What will I learn?

A Master of Education (Special Education) prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classrooms. This course highlights three distinct streams: Autism, Mental Health and Learning. These address the challenges and issues faced by mainstream teachers in mainstream educational practice. It fills a much-needed gap in professional development for teachers in the field.

A master’s in special education thoroughly prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classrooms and fills a much-needed gap in professional development for teachers in the field. The course highlights three distinct streams. The autism stream provides you with advanced skills in supporting people with autism; the mental health stream focuses on mental wellbeing, with an emphasis on anxiety, depression and eating disorders; and the learning stream provides you with the experience to support people with a range of learning needs. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.

Career opportunities

Special needs education is a response to a large section of our population – our disabled community. You will have opportunities to bring educational value to those living with various disabilities in schools, TAFEs, universities and other agencies seeking to improve special education programs. It also provides an avenue for Lead Teacher status and leadership opportunities within schools and other educational establishments.

Career paths

  • Leadership role in Literacy
  • Teacher Aide
  • Consultancy

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Most face-to-face courses are also available online. Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

Learning outcomes

  • Investigate, identify and develop innovative solutions in education
  • Make independent judgements regarding the relevance and effectiveness of current educational developments
  • Work with other educators and stakeholders towards common goals
  • Engage in ethical and accountable educational practice.

CRICOS

095587D

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$21,700.00 (11,75,515) per year
AUD $32,550 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022, 30 May 2022

Venue

Flinders Street Campus

196 Flinders Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$21,700.00 (11,75,515) per year
AUD $32,550 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022, 30 May 2022

Venue

Ultimo Campus

46-52 Mountain Street,

ULTIMO,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor degree (AQF7) or above in any discipline from an Australian institution or a recognized equivalent qualification Or A Graduate Certificate of Business Administration from Torrens University Australia (or from another institution if deemed equivalent). International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.5 (min sub-score 6.0); Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 575; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 79-93 (min. 21 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 (min. 50 in all skills); Occupational English Test (OET): C.

For international students

Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.5 (min sub-score 6.0); Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 575; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 79-93 (min. 21 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 (min. 50 in all skills); Occupational English Test (OET): C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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