Special educational needs

The Master of Education (Special Educational Needs) is a postgraduate, off-campus, teacher education course focusing on professional studies in special education.


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Why study Special Ed at Deakin?

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The Master of Education (Special Educational Needs)  course is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for qualified teachers seeking employment in the area of special educational needs in Australia. Accordingly it produces graduates qualified to gain employment across a range of special education facilities in both Australia and overseas.
Both courses support the view that special education is an integral part of education and should not be seen as separate. Designed to enhance the skills of teachers working in a range of settings that include regular and special schools, the primary goal of each course is for graduates to develop skills to promote positive learning environments and rich educational opportunities for all students.

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Graduates are expected to possess an understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses, have a high level of critical and evaluative skills and translate understanding of inclusive education into practice. Both these courses recognise the importance of specialist staff such as special educators, to expand the capacity of schools on responding to the educational needs of all students.
The Master of Education (Special Educational Needs) has been designed to enable qualified primary or secondary teachers to meet the Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements for employment in special schools.

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