M.Ed. On Campus

Special and Inclusive Education

12 months
46000 AUD/year
3985 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Special and Inclusive Education program at the University of Sydney is for you if you would like to develop the specialised skills, knowledge and values you need to teach children with special education needs, and for leadership, consultancy and resources roles in Special and Inclusive Education. 


The Special and Inclusive Education program at the University of Sydney will challenge you to explore how to work with students who have special education needs, how to prevent disruptive behaviour and teach students with learning difficulties. You"ll gain a broad perspective on the issues, practices and philosophies in special and inclusive education.

You'll benefit from the cultural and professional diversity of learning alongside local and international students and teachers from a broad range of backgrounds, including early childhood, primary, secondary, post-secondary, public and private schools, and mainstream, support and specialist school teachers.

Career Pathways 

Graduates who complete eight units of study from this specialisation will be recognised by the NSW Department of Education and Communities as Special Educators. Working in mainstream education settings, graduates will be valued because they are able to contribute to the growth of staff and school community through their expertise in special education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult Learning and Development 
  • Assessment Literacy for School Teachers 
  • Bilingual Education  
  • Coaching Pedagogy 
  • Collaboration and Consultation 
  • Communication for Learning 
  • Contemporary Issues in Coaching 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 000674B 
  • a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of postgraduate studies, or professional experience equivalent to one year full-time in a field considered by the Faculty to be appropriate to the program of study; or
  • a bachelor's degree and either the Graduate Diploma in Education or Bachelor of Teaching or Master of Teaching from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of postgraduate studies in Education
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3985 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3985 AUD per year during 12 months.


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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