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The University of Notre Dame Australia

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Master of Education

  • Masters (Coursework)

Are you a career-focused educator with practical experience and an interest in Special and Inclusive Education?

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

School of Education

Are you a career-focused educator with practical experience and an interest in Special and Inclusive Education? The Master of Education from The University of Notre Dame Australia will expand your career choices and give you an in-depth understanding of the needs of students with learning difficulties and giftedness. With flexible study options, this one-year postgraduate degree could be your career boost. Get in touch today to find out more.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Education applicants must also meet the following specific requirements:

  • Be eligible for teacher registration in Australia; and either
  • Successfully complete the University of Notre Dame Australia Graduate Certificate of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) or equivalent; or
  • Have at least two years of full-time professional experience in either a primary or secondary school setting.

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What you will learn

If you are an experienced teacher with practical experience and a desire to develop your career with a Special and Inclusive Education focus, this Master's degree is the ideal course for you. The Master of Education is designed to meet the needs of professional teachers like you who wish to undertake further career development.

Over the course of your studies, you will explore teaching and learning strategies to provide rich learning experiences for children with learning difficulties and giftedness in an inclusive classroom or as a teacher in a special education school.

This degree consists of eight courses: two compulsory, one elective and five specialist courses. You will have the opportunity to explore topics such as Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Instruction Strategies for Learning Difficulties, Action Research in Education and Behaviour Management and Social Skills Instruction.

Our flexible study options will ensure that you can accommodate your existing teaching load. Tuition will be available face-to-face and externally, either full-time or part-time. Face-to-face sessions are scheduled during school holidays or Saturdays.

Contact us today to find out more about this course.

Career pathways

With a Master of Education, your career options include teaching inclusive education in Australia as a Primary or Secondary School teacher in Catholic, Independent and Government schools, depending on your teaching qualification. Career opportunities within the education system include Lead teacher, faculty or year group coordinator, principal, and assistant principal. Other career options outside the education arena include working with children and adolescents in the disabilities sector.

Course structure

  • One Theology or Ethics course
  • One elective (to be chosen from Religious Education, Leadership and Management, Early Childhood Education, Special Learning Needs, Curriculum)
  • Applied Research Methods in Education OR Action Research in Education
  • Five specialisation courses

Specialisation courses

  • Educating Children with Special Needs
  • Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Instructional Strategies for Learning Difficulties
  • Behaviour Management and Social Skills Instruction
  • Adaptive Education for the Inclusive Classroom
  • Children of High Ability: Gifted and Talented
  • Assistive Technology for Inclusive Education

For a list of courses available please see Schedule of Courses.

Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Requirements.

More information regarding courses can be found at the course descriptions pages Fremantle Sydney.

Graduate outcomes

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