Primary and secondary inclusive education - D30015

Primary and secondary inclusive education

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Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education

Please note: this specialisation will not be offered in 2022.

If your passion is to make a difference in the lives of children and young people, particularly those with additional needs, then this specialisation is for you. It will qualify you to teach children and adolescents aged from five to 18 years in primary and secondary schools, equipping you with specialist knowledge and skills for working in inclusive and special education settings.

You will learn how to create positive classroom and school environments that engage the diversity of learners, and be able to adapt curriculum for children with additional needs including, but not limited to, disability, giftedness, mental health issues and those from non-English speaking backgrounds.

You will also develop the discipline basis for the broad primary curriculum, including English and literacies, mathematics, arts education, humanities and social education, science, health and physical education, as well as specialist knowledge in one secondary teaching area.

You will study how children and adolescents think and learn, especially those with additional needs, and how they can be effectively and creatively taught, acquiring a rich repertoire of strategies for promoting learning. You will learn to diagnose and assess learners' needs and adapt curriculum accordingly. You will also learn to access resources to assist students with complex needs, including those with multiple disabilities or whose disabilities may require a high level of support.

At least 80 days of professional experience will provide you with hands-on teaching practice in primary and secondary schools and special education settings.

You will acquire advanced skills of collaboration and consultation – with other teachers, support personnel, parents, allied health professionals and agency representatives – that are critical for teachers working with children with diverse needs.

With this qualification you will be in demand in a range of school contexts – including inclusive and special education settings – and well prepared for a future as a leading teacher.

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