Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC)

Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC)

Macquarie University Special Education Centre

Making a difference for children with special needs 

Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) enjoys a national and international reputation for the quality of its research, its excellence in postgraduate teaching and its contribution to program development in the area of special education.

MUSEC staff are involved in a variety of research projects, both on and off campus, focusing on the learning and behaviour difficulties of young children and school students with special needs and disabilities. Complementary program development ensures that research findings are translated into practical applications for implementation by teachers working with children with special needs in both regular and special schools. Our staff include special educators, psychologists, teachers, therapists, and researchers, backed by technical and administrative support staff.

Programs offered include the Doctor of Philosophy (Special Education), Master of Special Education (by coursework), Graduate Diploma in Special Education, and Postgraduate Certificates in Special Education (Learning Difficulties Support Teaching and Behaviour Support Teaching).

We welcome research enquiries. Please email Associate Professor Mark Carter.

Come along to our Post Graduate Information Night, Thursday October 13, 2016, 5pm - 6pm.

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MIDYEAR ENTRY, 2016

Do you have a student with special education needs in your class?

Not too sure what to do?

Enrol in one of our specialised coursework Graduate Certificates. 

Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC) offers two Graduate Certificates in the following areas:

Graduate Certificate of Learning Difficulties Support Teaching

This four-unit program is designed to assist regular teachers and Learning and Support Teachers who are working with students with learning difficulties in regular schools.

Teachers will gain the practical skills for assessment and programming, always based on current research evidence. There are ten days of practicum required for this Certificate.

Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Support Teaching

This four-unit program is designed to introduce regular teachers and Learning and Support teachers to a wide range of research-based practices in positive behaviour support and intervention.

There are ten days of practicum required for this Certificate.

The Graduate Certificates can be completed part time.

  • Entry requirement for all programs. Australian Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent in relevant fields such as education, psychology, speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or disability studies.
  • Candidates successfully completing the requirements for a specialised Graduate Certificate may have these units credited towards the Graduate Diploma in Special Education and/or the Master of Special Education (upon admission to the relevant degree).

Online delivery: All of MUSEC’s postgraduate programs are offered totally online.

View our Course Details.

Enquiries: Sharyn Gilkes (02) 9850 8695 or sharyn.gilkes@mq.edu.au

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