Special Education: An Introduction (KCSE4101)


This unit has two main purposes. The first is to introduce students to the study of the integration and inclusion of students with special needs, in accordance with the mandatory requirements of the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) for pre-service teacher education. Secondly, it is designed to provide an understanding of the theoretical models and social issues underpinning the education of students with disabilities in a range of settings.

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Further unit of study information


Block Mode


reflective commentaries (40%) and scenario presentation (25%) and field placement report (35%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Additional Information

Available to students who have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.