Master of Special Education
Course code/s: Bendigo (RMSE)
|Course/Discipline Coordinator||Dr Mary Keeffe|
|Available to International Students||Yes|
|Course Duration||1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent|
|Leave of Absence Available|
Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
This course is a major initiative in promoting an inclusive concept of special education. The course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to maximise learning outcomes for all students, particularly those students who experience learning difficulties or disabilities, autism, multiple disabilities and mental health issues. The program is underpinned by the principles of inclusion, social justice, the differentiated curriculum, student autonomy and effective communications with students, parents, colleagues and professionals. Teaching strategies for students with autism, challenging behaviours and language difficulties are an important focus in the program.
An approved Australian four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree, an approved four year teaching qualification or a specialised graduate diploma, or approved international equivalent.
Working with Children Check
Students taking practicum subject School and Community Learning must provide a certified copy of their valid Working with Children card prior to undertaking teaching placements.
The 120 credit point course may be completed over one year full-time or two to three years part-time.
The course is available by all coursework or a combination of coursework and a minor thesis with approval of the course coordinator.
Applicants who have completed a recognised Graduate Diploma in Special Education or equivalent may undertake the Coursework and Minor Thesis Pathway.
Subjects are 30 credit points except where indicated.
Note:LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
|EDU5CIE (SUM 2) Contentions in Inclusive Education|
|Choose 90 credit points of subjects from the elective list|
|EDU5SCL (S1 or S2) School and Community Learning*|
|EDU5RME (S1 or S2) Research Methods in Education|
|EDU5IRP (S1 or S2) Independent Research Project*|
|EDU5ESA (SUM) Engaging Students with Autism|
|EDU5RSP (WIN) Responsive Schools and Pedagogy|
|EDU5MIL (WIN) Methods for Individualised Learning|
|EDU5MTA (S1 and S2) Minor Thesis A*|
|EDU5MTB (S1 and S2) Minor Thesis B* (Minor Thesis is 60 credit points in total)|
|S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, SUM = Summer, WIN = Winter, SUM 2 = Summer 2|
* By arrangement of school of education / coordinator