Education

Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced)

Cricos Code: 095695M

What is a Master of Special Education, Advanced?

This course is designed specifically towards International students who want to support individuals with a range of special educational needs and fill a much-needed gap in for teachers in the field. At Torrens, we use a Design Thinking approach to analyse issues and challenges faced by persons with a range of additional learning needs. In particular, it focuses on problem solving, informed by advanced theoretical knowledge, from a person first perspective.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Melbourne

Online study available. International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 17 Feb 2020

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Workload

10 hours per subject, per week.

Course Duration

Full-time: 2 years

Part-time: Options available

Why Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

PERSONALISED APPROACH

Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
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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SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

"The online experience has exceeded my expectations. "

- Catherine Conradie, Graduate of Master of Education (Reading and Literacy)
"I did not feel isolated. Instead, I became part of a student community that felt real, with the added benefit of flexibility."
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Course Overview

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.
N.B. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.
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

What you'll study

How you'll study

Fees & Scholarships

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

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.
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.5 with no skills band less than 6.0
The standard entry requirement is a completed qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University in a relevant field of study or an equivalent overseas higher education qualification or equivalent.
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.
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.5 with no skills band less than 6.0
The standard entry requirement is a completed qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University in a relevant field of study or an equivalent overseas higher education qualification or equivalent.

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Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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