Deakin University

Master of Specialist Inclusive Education

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

The Master of Specialist Inclusive Education equips qualified primary or secondary teachers with advanced knowledge of contemporary education issues and inclusive education practices within school systems. Deakin’s Master of Specialist Inclusive Education gives you the tools to instil positive teaching practices in the classroom and beyond. You’ll gain highly specialised knowledge and skills to ensure the accessibility, participation and success for students with diverse educational needs. The course explores the implementation of social justice policy and addresses topics of gender, sexuality, social class, race, ethnicity, disability and the intersections between them. You’ll learn how to provide high-quality, inclusive education to students with disabilities and/or additional learning needs. Plus, you’ll graduate with advanced level, specialist skills that enable you to mentor other teachers and professionals involved in developing personalised, inclusive educational programs. We maintain close links with the education sector – like the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) and Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) – to ensure our courses are developed and reviewed with industry and professional input.

Designed for

Qualified teachers


  • The course consists of 12 credit points of study including supervised professional experience
  • and a combination of core, research and elective units


  • Effective classroom management
  • Inclusive classrooms
  • Inclusive education
  • Social justice and difference
  • Special education

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor or Masters degree in the field of Education that is a recognised initial teacher qualification for the purposes of registration as a primary or secondary teacher in Australia


Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for meeting the Specialist Area Guidelines for Special Education, for already qualified teachers.

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $37,752
International: $46,136

Further information

This course is not an initial teacher education qualification

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