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Macquarie University Special Education Centre

Welcome to MUSEC

Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC), the centre for research and teaching in special education, enjoys a national and international reputation for the quality of its research, its excellence in postgraduate teaching and its contribution to program development in the area of Special Education.

Centre staff are involved in a variety of research projects, both on and off campus, focusing on the learning and behaviour difficulties of young children and school students with special needs and disabilities. Complementary program development ensures that research findings are translated into practical applications for implementation by teachers working with children with special needs in both regular and special schools.

The staff of Macquarie University Special Education Centre include special educators, psychologists, teachers, therapists and researchers, backed by technical and administrative support staff.

Programs offered include the Doctor of Philosophy (Special Education), Master of Special Education (by coursework), Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education and Postgraduate Certificates in Special Education (High Support Needs, Learning Difficulties Support, Learning and Behaviour Support).

We welcome Research enquiries; please contact Assoc. Prof. Mark Carter by email.


Postgraduate Information Session - Thursday 23rd October, 5 - 6 pm


This session will be held at MUSEC, Building X5A (car park X3).

 Please click HERE for further details.



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Changes to Special Education Courses in 2015

For students applying for 2015 postgraduate programs, a number of changes will apply to all of our courses. Please follow the links below for more details.

April Graduation photos are now on the Alumni facebook page

DEC approves MUSEC's Master of Special Education for Scholarship

Please visit the DEC website for full details.