Master of Special Education
This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills in all areas of special education, ranging from students at risk, to family and school relationships, communication systems and emerging technologies to intervention programs. It promotes both the inclusion and traditional concepts for educating students with special needs.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Academic entry requirement
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.
NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
Graduate positions may include work as a teacher in a special education setting, in health institutions, and/or with children with special needs.
The Master of Special Education is endorsed by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 049908G