Special and Inclusive Education

Outcomes

At the conclusion of this designated degree students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of research in at least one substantive area of special education
  • demonstrate a familiarity with research across a range of special education areas
  • draw on research and practice in special education research findings in Australia and overseas, to inform their practices
  • critically evaluate the most recent research, reports and policy documents related to special education
  • develop skills in teaching, assessment, behaviour management, curriculum development and adaptation, programming and consultation in special education
  • develop knowledge and skills to act as leaders, consultants and resources personnel in special education
  • be aware of current Australian legislation and how it impacts on the provision of education programs for students with special needs.

Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education)

To qualify for the award of Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) candidates must complete 8 units of study (48 credit points), including

  • a minimum of 5 units of study (30 credit points) from this specialisation, comprising:
    - 2 units of study (12 credit points) of core units; and
    - a minimum of 3 units of study (18 credit points) of elective units; plus
  • a minimum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of capstone units of study; and
  • a maximum of 2 units of study (12 credit points) of postgraduate Education units which can be chosen from any designation within the Master of Education program.

Formal Special and Inclusive Education Recognition

Candidates who hold a teaching qualification and intend on seeking recognition in Special and Inclusive Education by the New South Wales Department of Education are required to undertake all units of study from the Special and Inclusive Education table.

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Special and Inclusive Education)

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Special and Inclusive Education) candidates must complete 6 units of study (36 credit points), including

  • a minimum of 5 units of study (30 credit points) from this designation, comprising:
    - 2 units (12 credit points) of core units; and
    - a minimum of 3 units (18 credit points) of elective units from the table below; plus
  • a maximum of 1 unit (6 credit points) of postgraduate Education units from any specialisation within the Master of Education program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Special and Inclusive Education)

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Special and Inclusive Education) candidates must complete 4 units of study (24 credit points), including

  • 2 units (12 credit points) of core units; and
  • 2 units (12 credit points) of elective units from this specialisation in the table below.

Course convenor

Associate Professor David Evans
Phone 02 9351 8463
Room 707, Education Building, A35
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