Any Bachelor degree in the field of Education that is a recognised initial teacher qualification for the purposes of registration as a primary or secondary teacher in Australia. Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. English: IELTS band score of 7 (with no band less than 7) and speaking and listening of 7.5. If you completed all four years of the higher education study required for registration in English at an institution in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, The United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, you will meet the requirements for English language competence.
Months of entry
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 via Cloud (online) mode and consists of twelve credit points taken over one and a half years 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 in to 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 professional experience 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. seminars related to specialist/inclusive education.
Please note that EEI700 and EEI716 may be completed in a specialised area such as vision impairment where supervision would be conducted by a member from the visiting teacher service.
Fees and funding
Deakin University is committed to providing international students with opportunities to obtain financial support for their study program through a wide range of scholarships and bursaries.
Scholarships are for full-time, on-campus international students at Deakin and are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Please note that applicants must be eligible for their selected program and be citizens of a country other than Australia and New Zealand. Additional eligibility requirements may apply for selected scholarships.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Deakin International
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