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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Educational Needs)|
|Deakin course code||E544|
(i) This course is an exit only course from 2012.
(ii) Continuing students enrolled prior to 2013 are asked to contact the Faculty Student Support Office for enrolment advice.
The Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Educational Needs) is designed to allow teachers and other professionals to undertake focused short-term study programs and to gain credit for them. This course aims to provide educators with high quality programs linked to their professional and career development in the area of specialist education and associated areas.
This course takes into account the implementation of policy and addresses the fundamental philosophy of inclusion for people with disabilities and impairments within school education systems. Applicants who require eligibility for employment in Victorian special schools need to enrol in the Master of Education (Special Educational Needs), which includes the required supervised teaching component.
Note: Students enrolled prior to 2013 are asked to contact the course director for course rule advice.
The course requires the completion of 4 credit points comprising two core units and two elective units.
Note: Students enrolled prior to 2013 are asked to contact the course director for course structure advice.
For students commencing from 2013:
|EEI714||Individualised Program Planning|
|EXE732||Social Justice and Difference|
|EEI715||Effective Classroom Management: Positive Learning Environments|
|ESP701||Education and Development of Exceptional Learners|
|ESM701||Teaching Mathematics Successfully|
|EEL702||New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs|
|ESP703||Student Welfare and Discipline Issues|
Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links and some print materials interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone.
Some students with alternative qualifications such as nurses, psychologists or therapists who are working in the field of disability may be admitted but may not proceed to the Master of Education (Special Educational Needs) to gain teacher registration. Some credit may be granted for appropriate, approved professional development programs already undertaken.