News and events

News and events

Postgraduate information sessions


Thursday October 13, 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Building X5A (carpark X3), Macquarie University, North Ryde

This Information Session will provide an insight into the 2017 postgraduate coursework programs offered by the Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC). Content of the units, and assessment requirements, will be outlined, and there will be an opportunity for academic and professional staff to answer any questions that you may have in regard to the programs, including the practicum component.

Programs offered include;

RSVP: Email MUSEC or call +61 2 9850 8708


 Dean Handley, Martina, & family

MUSEC academics and professional staff welcomed Ms Martina Clifton on May 24 2016 to accept the award for excellence in the Master of Special education for 2015. Professor Simon Handley, Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, made the presentation. Martina's three daughters also attended the ceremony and reception, held at MUSEC.Congratulations were offered to Martina as the recipient of this prestigious award.


A/Prof Jennifer Stephenson & Candice 2016MUSEC teacher graduates 2016

MUSEC was delighted to have two MUSEC School teaching staff amongst the graduates whose awards were conferred at the April 21 Macquarie University Graduation Ceremony. Ms Candice Mariz, pictured above left with her primary academic supervisor Associate Professor Jennifer Stephenson, was awarded her Master of Research. Ms Aviea Renouf, MUSEC School teacher, received her Master of Special Education (pictured above right).

Ms Payal Shah (below left) and Ms Anne Toohey-Michelis (below right) graduated with their Masters of Special Education and celebrated with family and friends. MUSEC offers congratulations to all of our graduates, including 32 Masters of Special Education, two Graduate Diplomas, and one Master of Research.

MUSEC graduate 1 2016 MUSEC graduate 2 2016


Kate Favot AASE 2016 Jennifer Stephenson AASE 2016

MUSEC extends sincere congratulations to two staff members who recently received awards from the NSW Chapter of the Australian Association of Special Education (AASE).

Kate Favot, MUSEC School speech pathologist and HDR student (above left), is the recipient of the AASE NSW Lee Mills Teacher Training Award for 2015. This prestigious award is given yearly with the express purpose of encouraging research based practice by individuals undertaking study to pursue a career directly related to the education of students with special education needs.

A/Prof Jennifer Stephenson (above right) has been presented the AASE NSW Outstanding Contribution to Special Education award, for her exemplary dedication to the field over many years. The citation that accompanied the award acknowledges Jennifer’s extensive contributions at a national and international level to special education, particularly in increasing the recognition of the importance and application of evidence-based practices.

MUSEC congratulates both Kate and Jennifer for these well-deserved awards.

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