Master of Disability Studies, NextSense Institute (formerly RIDBC Renwick Centre)
Master of Learning Intervention (Hearing Impairment Specialty), University of Melbourne
Master of Special and Inclusive Education (Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
, University of Newcastle
Masters of Disability Studies, NextSense Institute
The Master of Disability Studies is administered and delivered by NextSense Institute in affiliation with Macquarie University.
The Master of Disability Studies will prepare you for the advanced professional duties required of a qualified special educator working as a Teacher of the Deaf.
This course is suited to a range of individuals, including qualified educators who wish to teach students who have a sensory disability; educators already working in the sensory disability field who wish to further their knowledge, skills and qualifications; as well as professionals from a variety of backgrounds (including disability and allied health) who are seeking to complete studies or conduct research in sensory disability.
- This course is now available entirely online, so you can balance your work and your studies.
- Fees are affordable as all students are eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places.
- Recognition of prior learning is available for previous studies.
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The Master of Learning Intervention (Hearing Impairment Specialty) is a specialty course in deaf education enables you to acquire specialised knowledge in the development, assessment and intervention of communication, spoken and signed languages and literacy. You will gain knowledge of listening development, audiological devices, and the impact of differing environments on learning along with an insight into the social and emotional wellbeing of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is ideal for those interested in working as a Teacher of the Deaf in a mainstream setting or school for the deaf.
Part of the Master of Learning Intervention degree, the hearing impairment specialty course incorporates unique opportunities to learn from experts in deaf education, behaviour, autism, specific learning difficulties and disability. This multifaceted course provides Teachers of the Deaf with a holistic perspective and the ability to cater for all deaf children, including those with additional complex needs.
The hearing impairment (Teacher of the Deaf) specialty within the Master of Learning Intervention course will enable you to:
- Identify strategies and evidence-based interventions for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Understand the nature and implications of deafness and how to communicate this to teachers, parents and students
- Understand how to provide the best access to learning across a range of settings through the use of technology, communication modes, including Auslan and evidence-based teaching strategies
- Understand and apply the latest research in inclusive education for students who are deaf and hard of hearing
- Become a leader in inclusive education and collaboration to promote differentiated teaching and learning for all students
- Be qualified as Teachers of the Deaf
The following link will take you to further information on the course
The Master of Special and Inclusive Education (Deaf Studies and Deaf Education) specialisation will prepare teachers to support and teach children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing in early intervention programs, as an itinerant teacher of the deaf, in specialised units/facilities, and in a school for the deaf setting. It will also provide teachers with the foundation required to be mentored as an auditory-verbal therapist/educator.
To qualify as a Teacher of the Deaf, students are required to complete eight courses; three core courses four compulsory courses, and one directed course. Student must also complete a practicum and must have a Certificate II in Auslan or its equivalent before completing the practicum. Link to program handbook: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/master-special-inclusive-education/handbook
EDUC6085– Education of Students with Learning Difficulties
EDUC6088 – Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special and Inclusive Education
EDUC6165– Critiquing and designing research in inclusive, special education or disability service settings
EDUC6052 – Introduction to Hearing, Audiology, and Assistive Listening Technology
EDUC6053 – Understanding How Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Learn
EDUC6054 – Speech and Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
EDUC6055 – Language and Literacy of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Please contact the School of Education for more information: SoE-TL@newcastle.edu.au