Master of Education (Special Education)
Support learners with special needs in mainstream classrooms
Expand and formalise your skills. The autism stream explores autistic students in the inclusive classroom. The mental health stream covers mental health supports in schools. The learning stream dives into learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- Investigate, identify and develop innovative solutions in education.
- Make independent judgements regarding the relevance and effectiveness of current educational developments.
- Work with other educators and stakeholders towards common goals.
- Engage in ethical and accountable educational practice.
Special needs education is a response to a large section of our population – our disabled community. You will have opportunities to bring educational value to those living with various disabilities in schools, TAFEs, universities and other agencies seeking to improve special education programs. It also provides an avenue for Lead Teacher status and leadership opportunities within schools and other educational establishments.
Potential career paths include:
- Leadership role in Literacy
- Teacher Aide
- Teacher Aide
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australia University ; OR
- An equivalent overseas higher education qualification
Work and Life
- Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Visit our admissions centre for more information: https://www.torrens.edu.au/how-to-apply/admissions-criteria
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
In this course, the autism stream provides you with advanced skills in supporting people with autism; the mental health stream focuses on mental wellbeing, with an emphasis on anxiety, depression and eating disorders; and the learning stream provides you with the experience to support people with a range of learning needs. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 2 years full time, 4 to 6 years part time