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Special Education Specialisation

Code SPAARN

This specialisation equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to teach children with diverse abilities in inclusive settings as well children in Special Education Schools and Centres.

This specialisation equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to teach children with diverse abilities in inclusive settings as well children in Special Education Schools and Centres.

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Unit set overview

Code

SPAARN

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Details

Structure

Students must select a minimum of 30 credit points from the following units:

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6220 ^Programs and Curricula for Students with High Support Needs10
EDU6271 ^Managing the Behaviour of Students with Special Educational Needs10
EDU6221 ^Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties and Learning Disabilities10
EDU6677 ^Direct Instruction and Teaching Effectiveness in Special Education10

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

The Master of Teaching (Primary) qualifies graduates to teach junior, middle and upper primary students in government and non-government schools.

Possible future job titles

Teacher, Primary Teacher, Special Education Teacher

This Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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