A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus

Courses 

Course name: Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Primary R-7 stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  2 years
SATAC code:  2CM117
CRICOS code:  063698F

Course name: Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Secondary Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM092
CRICOS code: 063698F

Overview

The Master of Teaching (Special Education) is a pre-service teacher education postgraduate course that builds on prior learning and develops advanced professional knowledge, practice and relationship skills relevant to teaching.

The Junior Primary/Primary stream is designed for those who wish to teach students in regular classroom settings as well as students with special education needs in primary or special settings. 

It combines studies in junior primary/primary education with studies in special education.

The Secondary stream is designed for those who wish to teach students in regular classroom settings as well as students with special education needs in secondary or special settings.

It combines studies in secondary education with studies in special education. 

Included in both streams are curriculum studies, special education studies and placements in schools, including teaching practicum.

We aim to educate students who appreciate the complex nature of a teacher's work and practice in ways that promote a socially just, democratic and ecologically sustainable world. 

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Junior Primary/Primary Stream 

Applicants must hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Admission is based on academic merit as determined by assessment of an applicant's qualifications.

Students must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) before they can apply for school experience and teaching practicum placements.

The Master of Teaching is a pre-service teaching degree and admission normally will not be granted to applicants who already hold a teaching qualification. Qualified teachers who want to specialize in Special Education should apply for the Bachelor of Special Education or the Master of Education (Special Education).

Applicants must hold an approved undergraduate Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification.

Secondary Stream

Applicants must hold an approved degree of equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

Students must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) before they can apply for school experience and teaching practicum placements.

The Master of Teaching is a pre-service teaching degree and admission normally will not be granted to applicants who already hold a teaching qualification. Qualified teachers who want to specialize in Special Education should apply for the Bachelor of Special Education or the Master of Education (Special Education).

Applicants must hold an approved undergraduate Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with topics which cover at least one subject (preferably two) specialization offered by the School of Education. Specialisations normally offered are:, English, Drama, Mathematics, Modern Languages (restricted to Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, German and Modern Greek), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences), Visual Arts, Health Education, Physical Education, History, Geography,  and Psychology. Not all teaching specialisations are offered every year. Applicants are advised to check availabilities before applying by contacting the School of Education on tel. 8201 3345.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

 

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

 

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Teaching (Special Education)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2014 - $6,040

2015 - $23,100

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?