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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 on 

Thursday May 12 and Thursday October 13.

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






Why Study with the Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC)?

We are recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading provider of quality education and program development in Special Education for over 40 years.

MUSEC academic and professional staff are committed to providing quality postgraduate programs with high levels of individualised student support. We recognise that many of our students are working full- or part-time, so we offer flexible modes of study through online learning.

Graduates can research with our academics and/or teach in the area of Special Education, or work as a professional in a direct service role with children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities or special education needs.

What differentiates us?

  • Our programs offer generic education in Special Education, applicable to all ages and contexts.
  • We focus strongly on practical skills in conjunction with theory and research.
  • We offer exemplary on-site practicum experience in our MUSEC Special School. Postgraduate students not only study with MUSEC academics, who are the experts in their field, but also practise new skills with our qualified Special Educators in classrooms specifically for students with disabilities.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with our academics on research projects.

Join us at one of our two Postgraduate Information Sessions, 2016, to discuss your study options for 2016 and 2017. 



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DEC approves MUSEC's Master of Special Education for Scholarship

Please visit the DEC website for full details.