USQ's Master of Education (Special Education) extends your specialist knowledge, experience and skills working with students with learning difficulties. You will have the opportunity to study in the areas of behaviour management, Autism Spectrum Disorder and teaching students with high support needs.
If you are not sure whether you would like to complete an entire Master's degree, apply to study USQ's Graduate Certificate of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Education if you decide to continue studying.
Develop research skills
A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project.
The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace.
The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all entry requirements.
Do you want to work in a special school or in a regular classroom? With groups of students or on an individual basis? Graduates of the Master of Education (Special Education) will have the skills to lead educators successfully in special education or the disabilities sector. Career opportunities also exist in training related fields, human services and community-based government organisations.