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Master of Education (Special Education, Inclusion & Early Intervention)

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  • Objectives
    Students completing this course will: * Deepen their knowledge and extend their understanding in the general area of educational thought and practice; * Acquire a substantial understanding of relevant theory and practice in particular areas of education pertinent to the specialisation program in their course; * Improve their ability to present carefully reasoned and appropriately documented positons on matters of educational significance related to their chosen subjects; * Be acquainted with the range of expert writing and research` on particular topics in the field of education; * Apply to the resolution of practical situations in areas of education related to their studies, principles for action based on pertinent writings and research; * Be eligible under particular specified conditions for employment in designated positions with the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and in other school authorities and in Early Childhood Intervention programs funded by Human Services Victoria; * Have an ongoing interest in the study and practice of inclusive education; and * Establish a sound basis for further studies in education at doctoral level.
  • Practical experience
    There is a practicum placement associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Education (Special Education, Inclusion & Early Intervention)
  • Course description
    Compulsory subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-613  Professional Practice 1 (SEI&EI)
    This subject consists of 22 days of practicum placement which has been divided into two components. The first component is a 15 day placement in an approved special education or inclusive setting. The student will have the opportunity to observe and ...     Semester 1     12.50

    460-614  Inclusion and Child/Family Interventions
    This subject addresses current theories and principles underpinning early childhood intervention, special education and inclusion; evolution and principles in the inclusion of children and students with a disability; family-centred practice; child-ce...     Semester 2     12.50

    460-615  Professional Practice 2 (SEI&EI)
    This subject consists of 23 days practicum which has been divided into two components. The first component is a 15 day placement in an approved special education inclusive setting. The student will have the opportunity to observe and participate in t...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-601  Working with Challenging Behaviour
    Students should understand and compare typical and atypical socioemotional development of children and students; observe and assess challenging behaviour and its impact on learning, self-esteem and social interaction in specialist and inclusive setti...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-604  Assessment and Program Implementation
    This subject aims to develop knowledge and skills in the role and nature of norm referenced assessments; examines the principles and application of informal and alternative assessments and their application to developmental and sequential teaching; a...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-639  Family-Professional Partnerships
    This subject addresses the impact of disability on contemporary family life; principles and practices involved in working in partnership with parents; development of Individual Family Service and Support Plans and Program Plans; consultancy skills; i...     Semester 1     12.50

    Elective subjects (select one)

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-611  Social-Communication, Behaviour and ASD
    Students should understand the different theories and symptomology of autism; communication intervention, understanding behaviour and sensory processing, social competence needs; intervention in perspective taking; addressing social relationships; in...     Semester 1     25

    460-612  Communication, Social Skills & Disability
    This subject addresses contemporary theories and research into the processes of learning, speech, language and social development; research into the effects of cognitive, sensory, physical and social-emotional impairment on learning, language and soc...     Semester 1     25

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