Special and inclusive education at UNSW is the postgraduate study of choice for teachers looking to advance their career and make a real impact on the lives of special needs children and students with learning disabilities.
Our two special and inclusive education programs are designed for teachers who are looking to specialise in special and inclusive education and develop the skills to support students in all environments.
Guided by leading academics, you’ll gain insight into the underlying theories of special needs education. You’ll also learn how you can integrate special and inclusive education across a range of educational settings and contexts within the Australian classroom.
The modern Australian classroom is now fully inclusive of all students, with all schools legally required to have equal education provisions for students with disabilities. Consequently, this means that as a teacher, students with special educational needs will be in your classroom – whether you’re working within special education or not.
It’s now more important than ever to be equipped with the knowledge and strategies to implement universal design for learning. This universal design must allow students of all abilities to be successful in the classroom.
We offer alternative delivery options, including the following:
Our flexible learning options ensure that inclusive education study fits into your lifestyle. We also provide affordable study options with Commonwealth Supported Places and the opportunity (for eligible students) to pay or defer fees through FEE-HELP.
Students who complete graduate studies in special and inclusive education at UNSW can gain employment in a range of educational institutions. These may include special schools, educational facilities for preschool-aged children and education providers for adults or ageing people with disabilities. Contact us to discover how you can pursue rewarding career opportunities in special and inclusive education.
UNSW offers two specialist programs which focus on meeting the diverse needs of special needs children with a strong emphasis on developing teaching skills to support students in all environments.
Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Education (Special Education) will complete four elective courses from options within the special and inclusive education specialisation.
The Master of Education (Special Education) is designed for qualified teachers who want to obtain an accredited qualification in special education as well as update and extend their professional learning. This degree has the option of continuing onto higher degree studies.