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Field of Study

Supporting Diverse Learners

Master of Educational Studies

This field of study takes a developmental perspective, situating young people with special needs and learning difficulties in context, to better understand their learning and behaviour.

It develops the skills, knowledge and values for you to teach students with a range of diverse abilities and needs, from those with developmental disabilities to those who may have difficulties in learning, as well as those at risk of school failure or disengagement.

The field focuses on understanding individual, contextual, and systematic factors that affect learning and behaviour for individuals with learning or special needs including issues associated with assessment, curriculum, pedagogy and whole-life learning.

Highlights

23 in the world for education

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for education

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Special needs teacher
  • Multicultural teacher
  • Private tutor
  • Schools and/or special needs therapist
  • School curriculum adviser
  • Learning support teacher

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Development in Multiple Contexts
  • Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Settings
  • Working with Students with Challenging Behaviours