Master of Special and Inclusive Education at The University of Newcastle, Australia

The Master of Special and Inclusive Education is for you if you believe that engaging educational experiences shape us regardless of our abilities or circumstances. The program offers teachers and other professionals the option to broaden their knowledge and develop specialized skills for supporting children and teens with special needs.

Description


The Master of Special and Inclusive Education is for you if you believe that engaging educational experiences shape us regardless of our abilities or circumstances. The program offers teachers and other professionals the option to broaden their knowledge and develop specialized skills for supporting children and teens with special needs. 


These professionals may work in the inclusive education or disability sectors. Your skills are focused, and the curriculum expands your knowledge, skills, and understanding of dealing with children who have disabilities or in inclusive settings.


The Master of Special and Inclusive Education is a coursework program created for working educators and other professionals with relevant experience in preventive and intervention programs who wish to further their careers in special and inclusive education. 


The curriculum incorporates theory, research, and practice with a focus on applying evidence-based techniques to support at-risk and students with special needs in their learning and development.

What you will study

Program Structure

The Master of Special and Inclusive Education is a master's degree with 80 units at AQF Level 9.


Students must successfully complete 80 units of approved curriculum in order to receive the degree. The Master of Special and Inclusive Education program's architecture offers four specialization options. One of the following areas is an option for students specializing in their Master of Special and Inclusive Education degree:


  • General Special Education - 80 Units, OR

  • Early Childhood - 80 Units, OR

  • Emotional Disturbance/Behavior Problems - 80 Units, OR

  • Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - 80 Units 


Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully finish the program will have:


  1. Corpus of knowledge reflecting current trends in a discipline or field

  1. Demonstrated the ability to plan and carry out a substantial research project, capstone project, or work of scholarship.

  1. Using knowledge and skills in inclusive or special education settings with professional discretion, flexibility, and accountability to teach kids with varying capacities.

  1. Demonstrated an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the theory and pedagogy used to support behavior and learning in inclusive or special education settings.

  1. Integrated evidence-based teaching strategies into inclusive or special education settings after rigorously analyzing, assessing, and evaluating contemporary research.

  1. Understanding of research procedures and ethics related to a specific field of study or work.

  1. Capacity to critically assess theory, professional practice, and scholarly work as well as to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge.

  1. To defend and explain theoretical assertions, methodology, results, and professional decisions, you need communication and technical research skills.

  1. Demonstrated the capacity to use knowledge and skills in a proactive and innovative manner to solve new problems in professional activity and/or for future study.

  1. Exhibited a high degree of personal responsibility and autonomy in the utilization of knowledge and skills.


Career Opportunities

The University of Newcastle's Master of Special and Inclusive Education will position you as an expert in special-needs learning outcomes if you focus on in-person instruction and assistance, curriculum creation, working with families, or executive leadership in teaching and learning for students with special needs. 


With a teaching credential, you'll be able to evaluate students' needs and capacities and address learning issues or challenge-specific areas. You'll be able to employ research-based strategies in school or work.


Also, graduates with an allied health degree can work in social services or disability support. You'll learn how a deficit or handicap affects a student's social, physical, and academic performance, as well as intervention alternatives to help their growth.


After the program, suitable instructors can work in early childhood intervention or special education. Allied health graduates can become special care workers, developmental support workers, community/disability support workers, and therapeutic support employees. Please note that the program does not include pre-service teaching.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Candidates with one of the following qualifications or equivalent in a relevant area are eligible for admission to the 80-unit Master of Special and Inclusive Education:


  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma, or

  • Bachelor Honours Degree, or

  • A bachelor's degree and two years of relevant, verified work experience; or

  • A diploma or advanced diploma in addition to five years of proven relevant work experience.


A detailed CV, a statement of service, and letters from employers attesting to your job, responsibilities, and length of employment are all useful approaches to establish work experience.


English Language Requirements

The minimum English language competence requirement for applicants to this program is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee   

  • AUD 34,870 (indicative annual fee, 2022)

Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units)








$34,870
  • Level
    Masters Coursework
  • Delivery
    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    February
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL, PTE
  • Scholarship
    $15,000 per year