Where to Study

Macquarie University

The Master of Disability Studies is administered and delivered by RIDBC Renwick Centre 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.

  • The Deaf Hard of Hearing specialisation 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.

Need more information?

http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/master-disability-studies

Need to speak with someone?

Contact: Claire Farrington
Manager, Graduate Education

Claire.Farrington@ridbc.org.au

(02) 9872-0811

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University of Melbourne

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

Need more information?

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Need to speak to someone?

For more information contact the Master of Learning Intervention (Hearing impairment specialty) coordinator Sharon Klieve

sharon.klieve@unimelb.edu.au or phone +61383442164

University of Newcastle

  • Faculty of Education and Arts, School of Education
  • Master of Special and Inclusive Education (Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)

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.

Students are required to complete eight courses. The Master of Special and Inclusive Education has three core courses and the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education has five courses. Student must complete a 20-day practicum and must have a Certificate II in Auslan or its equivalent before beginning the practicum.

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Need more information?

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Need to speak to someone?

For more information contact the Master of Learning Intervention (Hearing impairment specialty) coordinator Sharon Klieve

sharon.klieve@unimelb.edu.au or phone +61383442164