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Special and Inclusive Education 

University of Newcastle

M.Ed. On Campus Online
12 months
Duration
34025 AUD/year
19520 AUD/year
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About

If you believe that enriched learning experiences shape us, regardless of our capabilities or circumstances, then the Master of Special and Inclusive Education from University of Newcastle is for you. 

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Overview

The Master of 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.

Combining the latest research with practical coursework will ensure you are equipped to implement a range of evidence-based approaches and strategies to address student needs and promote students’ learning and social functioning. 

The program provides theoretical and practical skills so you can cultivate a rich learning environment for students facing unique challenges, supported by your specialised skills in diversity programming and adjusted learning activities which support individual students.

Career

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.

Upon completion of the program, qualified teachers will have the opportunity to embark on career pathways in special or inclusive education settings or early childhood intervention services. 

Career pathways for those with an allied health degree include special care worker, developmental support worker, community/disability support worker, or therapeutic support staff. Please note the program does not provide a pre-service teaching qualification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education of Students with Learning Difficulties 
  • Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special and Inclusive Education 
  • Education of Students with Behaviour Problems 
  • Critiquing & Designing Research in Inclusive, Spec Ed or Disability Service Settings 
  • Education Students with Developmental Disabilities 
  • Policy, Administration & Collaboration in Special and Inclusive Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date. 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

80 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
58
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 096167E

  • Bachelor Honours Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, allied health or a related discipline OR
  • 4-year Bachelor Degree in education/teaching OR
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a relevant field OR
  • 3-year Bachelor Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, allied health or a related discipline, plus 1 year experience working in a relevant field including: CV outlining relevant work experience in a relevant field; and Statement(s) of Service confirming one (1) year of experience in a relevant field OR

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34025 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34025 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19520 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

We have many scholarships available for international students. Some are awarded automatically if students meet eligibility criteria on applying. Other scholarships require a specific application and provide a higher level of scholarship benefit, up to and including full tuition covered. Please review the specific program of interest to see what you could be eligible for.

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.

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