Inclusive Education - D6014

Inclusive Education

Expert master degree

This course is designed for qualified teachers who wish to develop specialist knowledge and skills in inclusive practices in classrooms and schools. You’ll critically explore theory, current research, practical methods and regulatory contexts which inform effective strategies in supporting children, adolescents and adults with learning, social and behavioural challenges.

The course will equip you to accommodate students with additional learning needs into regular classrooms, through the creation of inclusive and supportive learning contexts and learning programs. You’ll develop an understanding of contemporary educational issues around social justice and equity, as a precursor to designing effective programs for students with additional needs within mainstream settings. Underpinned by fundamental philosophies around access, the course will enhance understanding, and offer practical and positive direction on accommodation and equity within inclusive settings. You’ll build your capacity to transform teaching and learning to support learners with additional learning needs to meet their educational goals.

As you develop these specialised skills, you’ll also be given opportunities to develop your research skills through reviewing and interacting with current trends in the field. Opportunities will be available to engage with and research the specialised skills involved with designing programs for students with diverse learning needs.

This course is endorsed by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Registered teachers who complete this course will be qualified as Special Education Teachers.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date
First semester (February), Second semester (July)
Master of Inclusive Education
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in initial teacher education* with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years relevant professional experience


An Australian bachelor (honours) degree and/or graduate diploma (or equivalent) in initial teacher education* with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years relevant professional experience.


An Australian master’s degree (or equivalent) in initial teacher education* with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years relevant professional experience.

* must meet qualification requirements for teacher registration in Australia

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for Semester one (February) 2022, open on 6 August 2021. Applications will close on 21 January, 2022.

Apply directly to Monash using course code D6014


Semester two (July)

Applications for Semester two (July) 2021, are currently open.  Applications will close on 25 June, 2021.

Apply directly to Monash using course code D6014


Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.