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Teaching (Special Education) (Primary R-7 stream)

The Master of Teaching (Special Education) program at Flinders is designed for those who wish to teach students in regular classroom settings as well as students with special education needs in secondary or special settings. They combine studies in primary or secondary education with studies in special education. Included are curriculum studies, special education studies and professional experience.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $33,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 063698F
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

The program includes an introduction to teaching and research in the education profession, educational planning for students with special needs, and interventions for students with literacy and numeracy difficulties. Topics discuss differentiation and inclusive educational practices, and teaching Indigenous Australian students, as well as supporting learners with disabilities and challenging behaviour. Primary R-7 curriculum topics deal with teaching in and through the expressive arts, and thinking and working scientifically in the primary years, with mathematics curriculum studies in context. Secondary curriculum topics deal with understanding curriculum development in the middle years of school and senior years specialisations.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


The Master of Teaching prepares graduates to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as a teacher in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways. Graduate roles include community education officer, and education and engagement officer.

Potential occupations include:

  • teachers in school classrooms
  • school coordinators and principals
  • curriculum and policy advisers in departments of education
  • advisers to government departments and other policy makers.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This academic qualification will enable you to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. You are advised to check registration requirements as they are subject to change. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions