Master of Inclusive Education

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 2 years part-time
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University

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About this course

The Master of Inclusive Education course offered by Charles Sturt University will build on your special needs skills to turn you into an effective teacher and program developer of inclusive education.

Designed for graduates with qualifications in human development services like teaching, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and nursing, this course gives you the skills required to teach, consult, collaborate, advocate and evaluate in an inclusive service delivery model.

Subjects within the course are designed to not only develop personal ability, but cultivate collaborative problem-solving skills and impart a solid understanding of individual contexts within educational settings.

You will have the opportunity to tailor your studies through three pathways – teaching, leadership and project – enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective programs in your current or future work environment.

Eligiblity

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have already attained basic training in special education equivalent to a fourth year specialisation or graduate diploma in inclusive education

OR

  • Have completed a Bachelor of Education or equivalent

OR

  • Have completed a teriatry qualification in teaching, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or nursing, or equivalent

AND

  • Have access to people with disabilities for the completion of practical exercises

Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.

Practical work placement

Students will spend several sessions working with the families of students with special needs and are required to utilise appropriate family support strategies.

Areas of study

In this inclusive education course, the subjects you will study include:

These core subjects:

  • Teaching & learning in the differentiated classroom
  • Assessment & evaluation for learning
  • Designing & managing the inclusive learning environment
  • Collaboration & teamwork in the inclusive school

And these elective subjects:

Project strand:

  • Data informed practice
  • Developing the inclusive school
  • Inclusive education project

Teaching strand (choose 4 electives):

  • Programming for students with high support needs
  • Meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties
  • Inclusive education legislation, policy & resourcing
  • Early intervention and inclusion
  • Providing challenging learning for gifted students
  • Reading difficulties: prevention and intervention
  • Preventing reading difficulties in the primary classroom: a schoolwide approach
  • Understanding mathematical difficulties
  • Inclusive education practicum

Leadership strand (choose 4 electives):

  • Programming for students with high support needs
  • Meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties
  • Inclusive education legislation, policy & resourcing
  • Data informed practice
  • Leadership and ICT integration
  • Preventing reading difficulties in the primary classroom: a schoolwide approach
  • Developing the inclusive school

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Master of Inclusive Education degree you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period.

Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education.

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CSU believe that learning is about more than just a degree.

How will this course advance my career?

Having a job in human development services can be a satisfying and worthwhile experience, but is especially so when you have the understanding and practical skills to develop effective programs that cater to a diverse range of needs and abilities.

This course gives you the theoretical underpinnings, contextual understanding and leadership strategies to make effective change within your current or future work environment. Upon graduation you will be positioned at the forefront of contemporary thinking on inclusion while still preserving a broad-based focus on the traditional principles of special education.

How else will I benefit from this master’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Inclusive Education from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • CSU ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • CSU courses are developed with the utmost flexibility so students can complete their course around other commitments. You can choose to study just one subject per session or, with approval, fast-track the completion of your degree.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Find out more about FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP here.

CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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