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Master of Education (Special Education)

Torrens University Australia
1.5 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Melbourne (Australia), Sydney

Program description

Master of Education (Special Education)

A Masters in Special Education thoroughly prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classrooms and fills a much-needed gap in professional development for teachers in the field

The course highlights three distinct streams; all of which address the challenges and issues faced by mainstream teachers in 21st Century educational practice:

  • Autism stream – provides educators with advanced knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with Autism.
  • Mental Health stream – provides educators with advanced knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with Mental Health challenges, in particular, the three most prominent issues facing contemporary educators, Anxiety, Depression and Eating Disorders.
  • Learning stream – provides educators with advanced knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with a range of learning needs.

Admission requirements

Current educators who want to build specialised skills and advanced understanding required to support all students.

Domestic Admission Criteria

The standard entry requirement for a postgraduate program is a completed qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University or an equivalent overseas higher education qualification

International Admission Criteria

  • Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Education Major Project B
  • Education Major Project A
  • Learning Differences
  • Inclusive Classroom Practices
  • Mental Health for Education Practice
  • Dyslexia
  • Mental Health in Context
  • Introduction to Mental Health Conditions
  • Autism: Contemporary Practices
  • Autism Support Across the Lifespan
  • Person First in Autism

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

10 hours per subject, per week.

This program is also available part time.

Tuition fees

For more about tuition fees, please request information.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the ‘person first’ perspective to critically analyse and problem solve issues and challenges associated with a range of special educational needs
  • Advanced understanding of Allied Health, carer support and collaboration skills necessary to improve educational outcomes
  • Employ complex cognitive, technical and creative skills to plan, implement and evaluate innovative project-based or research-based change/transformation

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue advanced career options within the education profession, such as Lead Teacher status and leadership opportunities within schools and other educational establishments. This course prepares students to meet the needs of all students within mainstream educational settings, which has application across all subject areas, in primary and secondary school contexts.

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Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focused and global perspective to higher education. Our courses are aimed at providing graduates with a globally oriented skill-set that will make them a valuable contribution to any employer. Torrens University’s ensures that...

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