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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), Graduate Diploma in Special Education and Postgraduate Certificates in Special Education (Learning Difficulties Support Teaching, Behaviour Support Teaching).

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



Our Postgraduate Information Sessions for 2016 will be held in May and October. 

Dates will be advised shortly.

The sessions will run from 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm, and are held on campus at MUSEC.

Building X5A (carpark X3), Macquarie University, North Ryde






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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.


DEC approves MUSEC's Master of Special Education for Scholarship

Please visit the DEC website for full details.