Master of Special Education

Macquarie University

The aim of this program to provide a coherent program of study and professional experience to prepare students for the advanced professional duties of a qualified special educator working in either inclusive or specialised settings. It focuses on evidence-based practice and the practical application of skills and knowledge to teaching practice. Students will become critical consumers of special education research and apply research principles to a small-scale project. The program incorporates flexible modes of delivery and is particularly suited to part-time study for practising professionals. Professional experience is an integral part of the program.

Entry Requirements:

Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in education, psychology, speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, disability studies, or a related discipline

Structure:

48 credit points at 800 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Special education

Study Pathways:

Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education; Postgraduate Certificate in Special Education

Further information:

Career opportunities exist in a wide range of special education and disability settings from the preschool years to adulthood. A teaching qualification is not required unless you subsequently want to work as a special education teacher in schools. The Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) is a recognised provider of the Department of Education and Communities 'Every Student, Every School' scholarships. This course is available part-time for external study only.

Recognition:

The Master of Special Education is a recognised teacher education qualification in special education, though an initial teaching qualification is required. Postgraduate training may be recognised towards professional development requirements with the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Who for:

Teachers, special education teachers or any other individuals with a career that involves working with people with disabilities

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Related Careers:

Teacher - Special Education,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Online
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
North Ryde No info Yes Part time 3 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

Visit us www.mq.edu.au 

 

Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world

 

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

 

 

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