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Overview

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:

  • Adult and Vocational Education
  • Higher Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Literacy
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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.
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Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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