Master of Specialist Teaching (Inclusive Education)

Become an expert in developing positive learning environments and rich educational opportunities to students with diverse learning needs. 
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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1.5 years
(180 credit points = 1.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

Our Master of Specialist Teaching (Inclusive Education) is designed according to contemporary research and evidence that enables already qualified teachers to build specialised knowledge about catering for diversity in educational contexts. Teachers will learn how to support full participation, engagement and involvement for students with diverse learning needs, including gifted and talented students. 

A strong focus of the course is on social and emotional learning and strategies for promoting wellbeing for staff, students and families. The course is framed by fundamental philosophies of social justice and human rights and core disability theories.

You will have the opportunity to undertake research with a choice of a research project, or a minor thesis completed in the field of Inclusive Education.

This program can be completed part time over 3 years. The first four subjects are offered part-time via blended delivery of online and block-mode intensives (available online and on campus). The remaining subjects are offered part-time via online learning.

Our program allows you the option to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching (Inclusive Education).

We encourage you to view our recent webinar to find out more about the course.

  • Leading teacher
  • Academic
  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Primary teacher
  • Secondary teacher
  • Educator
  • Pedagogical leader in children's services
  • University educator
  • Special education teacher
  • Adult education teacher
  • Education consultant

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

EDMST6023, 15 credit points
EDMST6030, 15 credit points

Semester 2

EDMST6123, 15 credit points
EDMST6131, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

Coursework Specialisation (2)

Research Specialisation (2)

Entry requirements (year 12)


Entry requirements (non year 12)

Successful completion of a three or four year Initial Teacher Education degree.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TQ9

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Education

Course coordinator

Clarence Green