18 months
27120 AUD/year
17712 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education in Special Education offered by the University of Wollongong provides professional training for qualified primary and secondary teachers to take up special education positions in schools. Non-school teachers who want to enhance their general knowledge and skills in special education for young people can also undertake the program.

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As a result of COVID-19, this course is currently being offered via remote (online) study. Please enquire with UOW regarding delivery modes for future sessions.

The Master of Education in Special Education offered by the University of Wollongong offers sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training. You will have the opportunity to incorporate electives from other education areas such as Educational Leadership or Information Communication Technology in Education and Training (ICT), to tailor your degree to your career goals.

You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study online or in the classroom.

What you will study

This degree includes studies in a range of elective topics including:

  • policy, assessment and technologies for students with special needs
  • education for students with autism or language, learning and reading difficulties
  • behaviour management

You can also choose subjects in teaching gifted children or, for qualified teachers, undertake a 20-day supervised professional experience placement in special education classrooms.

You will build skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate and conduct an individualised research project that ties in with your work, interests and study specialisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To Research & Inquiry
  • Intro. to Inclusive Education: Strategies, Policies and Legislation
  • Minor Research Project: Supporting Individuals with Disability
  • Asses. and Instruction of Students with Learning Difficulties
  • Technologies for Students with Special Needs
  • Assessment and Instruction of Individuals with High Support Needs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




72 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.
  • CRICOS: 083833E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27120 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    17712 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26568 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 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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