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Master of Learning Intervention (MC-LI)

Masters (Coursework)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleMaster of Learning Intervention
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
CRICOS code085104M
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points100 credit points
Duration12 months full time or 24 months part time

Current research on inclusive practices has identified a need for more classroom teachers to be trained in early intervention and working with students who have additional needs at pre- and post-service levels. The Master of Learning Intervention aims to do this by providing training to teachers, practitioners and early childhood educators in understanding the learning and programming needs of children and young people with disabilities, specific learning difficulties and hearing impairment enrolled in specialist schools, mainstream schools and early childhood settings. This course is also appropriate for allied health professionals engaged in working with this cohort of children and young people, their families and teachers.

Students enrolled in the Master of Learning Intervention can choose to specialise in one of the following: disability, specific learning difficulties or deaf education. In addition to the four core and two elective subjects that make up the specialty, students can choose to study Stream A or Stream B.

Students enrolled in the Learning Intervention Internship (Stream A) are required to design, implement and evaluate an educational intervention to support learners with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or hearing impairment in early intervention settings and/or specialist and/or regular schools. This stream involves 45 days of practical experiences, including 30 days of placement in approved early intervention and/or school settings and is suitable for teachers that already meet the Victorian Institute of Teaching qualification requirement but are seeking additional registration to work as a special educator. Graduates of this course who complete the Learning Intervention Internship (Stream A) will be qualified as Special Education teachers.

The Learning Intervention Minor Projects (Stream B) is suitable for allied-health practitioners, early childhood teachers and international students who are not seeking VIT registration. In this stream two minor projects replace the practical experiences.

Please note that this course will not provide initial registration to teach in Australia.