The Special and Inclusive Education from University of Newcastle offers educators and other professionals working in inclusive education or disability sectors, the opportunity to develop specialised skills and advanced knowledge to support children and adolescents with additional needs. The program focuses your skills and builds your qualifications, knowledge and understanding to teach and support students in special or inclusive settings.
The program is suitable for regular teachers working within inclusive contexts and also for teachers who wish to gain additional qualifications with a view to employment as a special education teacher. The program will enable qualified allied health professionals to understand and utilise educational strategies to assist children and adolescents with additional needs.
The University of Newcastle’s Master of Special and Inclusive Education will position you as an expert in the area of special needs learning outcomes, whether that focus is on face-to-face education and support, curriculum development, working with families or executive leadership in teaching and learning for students with additional needs. For those with a teaching qualification you will be proficiently equipped with skills and knowledge to assess student needs and abilities and to address identified learning difficulties or challenge-specific areas. Your learning journey will empower you to apply research-based strategies to your curriculum or professional context.
For graduates with a prior degree in an allied health related field – you can be part of a brighter future in community or disability services. You will be equipped with the insight to understand the impacts of deficit or disability in a student’s social, physical and academic functioning and of the intervention strategies that can contribute to their ongoing development.
- Education of Students with Learning Difficulties
- Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special and Inclusive Education
- Critiquing and designing research in inclusive, special education or disability service settings
- Integrated Fieldwork Studies, or
- Pedagogical Practices for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (only available to those completing the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Specialisation).
- 12 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
International: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.
DisciplinesEducation Special Education Pedagogy View 30 other Masters in Special Education in Australia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS code: 096167E
The Master of Special and Inclusive Education is an 80-unit postgraduate qualification, with admission available for applicants who have one of the following qualifications or equivalent in a relevant field:
- Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or
- Bachelor Honours Degree; or
- Bachelor Degree plus two years' demonstrable relevant work experience; or
- Diploma or Advanced Diploma plus five years' demonstrable relevant work experience.
Relevant fields and applicable work experience includes education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, allied health or a related discipline.
International34870 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34870 AUD per year during 12 months.
National20010 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20010 AUD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Newcastle
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.