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Duration: One year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin Code: E744SP
The Master of Education (Special Educational Needs) is designed for qualified teachers interested in a pathway for further learning and employment in the area of special educational needs. This course is conducted off campus and consists of 8 credit points taken over one year of full-time study or up to three years of part-time study.
As a graduate of this course you will possess advanced knowledge of contemporary education issues and discourses; have high-level critical and evaluative research skills; and translate your understandings of individualised, inclusive educational programs into practice. The course takes into account the implementation of social justice policy and addresses the fundamental philosophy of access and success for people with diverse educational needs.
The Master of Education (Special Educational Needs) is an externally accredited program that meets the requirements of the Department of Education and Training Victoria and the Victorian Institute of Teaching guidelines for special education. The requirements within the two practicum units EEI700 and EEI716 include 15 days of supervised teaching experience, a supervised case study (15 days or equivalent) and 15 days of professional development activities e.g. workshops and seminars related to specialist/ inclusive education.
This course is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching for special education teachers in government schools in Victoria.
You must successfully complete 8 credit points of study, comprising 4 credit points of core units, 2 credit points of elective units and 2 credit points of practicum units. The practicum units can be taken across a range of settings. The requirements for these units comprise 15 days of supervised teaching experience, a supervised research-based case study (15 days or equivalent) and 15 days of professional development activities e.g. workshops and seminars related to the field of specialist education.
|EEI714||Individualised Program Planning|
|EEI715||Effective Classroom Management: Positive Learning Environments|
|EXE732||Social Justice and Difference|
|ECP711||Creativity and The Arts in Childhood|
|ESM701||Teaching Mathematics Successfully|
|ESP701||Education and Development of Exceptional Learners|
|EEL702||New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs|
|ESP703||Student Welfare and Discipline Issues|
|EEI700||Practicum Case Study*^|
|EEI716||Practicum: Special Educational Needs^#|
* EEI700 includes 15 days supervised/researched-based practice (can be completed in home-based schools).
# EEI716 includes 15 days of supervised teaching and 15 days of professional development activities comprising two days related to each unit of study.
^ EEI700 and EEI716 may be completed in a specialised area, such as vision impairment, where supervision would be conducted by a by a trained specialist.
Note: For the NSW Every School: Learning and Support Scholarship participants there are two options:
The normal minimum educational requirement is four years of tertiary study inclusive of approved teacher training, for example, a four-year Bachelor of Education or a degree plus Bachelor of Teaching or equivalent. Candidates with a three year initial teaching qualification who have satisfactorily completed a Graduate Certificate of Education at credit level or higher may be eligible to enrol directly into the Master of Education.
Teachers requiring Victorian Institute of Teaching registration for employment purposes must hold an approved teaching qualification prior to commencing this course.
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