HOW DO I BECOME A TEACHER OF THE DEAF?
There are 3 courses which are recognised for Full Membership of NAATD:
- Master of Learning Intervention (Deaf Education Specialty) at the University of Melbourne
- Master of Disability Studies which is offered by NextSense Institute, in affiliation with Macquarie University.
- Master of Special and Inclusive Education (Deaf Studies and Deaf Education) at the University of Newcastle.
1. MASTER OF LEARNING INTERVENTION (DEAF EDUCATION SPECIALTY) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
The Master of Learning Intervention (Deaf Education Specialty) is a specialty course in deaf education enabling you to acquire specialised knowledge in the development, assessment and intervention of communication, spoken and signed languages and literacy. You will gain knowledge of listening development, audiological devices, and the impact of differing environments on learning along with an insight into the social and emotional well-being of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is ideal for those interested in working as a Teacher of the Deaf in a mainstream setting or school for the deaf.
Part of the Master of Learning Intervention degree, the deaf education specialty course incorporates unique opportunities to learn from experts in deaf education, behaviour, autism, specific learning difficulties and disability. This multifaceted course provides Teachers of the Deaf with a holistic perspective and the ability to cater for all deaf children, including those with additional complex needs.
The Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf) specialty within the Master of Learning Intervention course will enable you to:
- Identify strategies and evidence-based instruction and interventions for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Understand the nature and implications of deafness and how to communicate this to teachers, parents and students
- Understand how to provide the best access to learning across a range of settings through the use of technology, communication modes, including Auslan and evidence-based teaching strategies
- Understand and apply the latest research in inclusive education for students who are deaf and hard of hearing
- Become a leader in inclusive education and collaboration to promote differentiated teaching and learning for all students
- Be qualified as Teachers of the Deaf
The following link will take you to further information on the course
If you have any questions or would like further information on the course, please contact the Master of Learning Intervention Course Coordinator Sharon Klieve on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61383442164
There are opportunities for scholarships to support your study, the following link will take you to more information https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/master-of-learning-intervention/fees/
2. THE MASTER OF DISABILITY STUDIES IS OFFERED BY NEXTSENSE INSTITUTE, IN AFFILIATION WITH MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY.
The Master of Disability Studies offers the opportunity for qualified professionals to undertake postgraduate studies to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt content, develop teaching methodology, and apply specialised instructional techniques to meet the needs of individual learners with sensory disabilities.
This course will support your career development and increase your employment opportunities in inclusive education and within the disability sector. It will also prepare you with the expertise to conduct research or complete further study in this field.
The course is suited to:
- qualified teachers wishing to obtain a specialist qualification to teach students who have either hearing or vision loss
- teachers already working in the sensory disability field wishing to upgrade their skills and qualifications
- allied health and other professionals seeking to complete studies in disability, advance or develop their career in the growing disability sector.
Features and benefits
- Study online full-time or part-time to suit your needs, in an inclusive and accessible environment with recognised experts and researchers in sensory disability.
- Professional experience placements enable you to apply the specialised knowledge gained through the course.
- Commonwealth Supported Places and scholarships are available.
- Attain professional recognition in your chosen field with eligibility for membership of major professional associations NAATD and SPEVI.
- Benefit from our strong partnerships with educational institutions and other service providers.
- Your learning will be enriched by the innovative research undertaken by the NextSense Institute as a leader in the field.
- You are entitled to all services and benefits offered to students by Macquarie University.
- Students are supported every step of the way and after they graduate and join our professional community.
Need more information?
Need to speak with someone?
Contact: Tanya Kysa
Graduate Studies Coordinator
0484 913 641
3. MASTER OF SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION (DEAF STUDIES AND DEAF EDUCATION) UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
The Master of Special and Inclusive Education (Deaf Studies and Deaf Education) specialisation will prepare teachers to support and teach children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing in early intervention programs, as an itinerant teacher of the deaf, in specialised units/facilities, and in a school for the deaf setting. It will also provide teachers with the foundation required to be mentored as an auditory-verbal therapist/educator.
Students are required to complete eight courses. The Master of Special and Inclusive Education has three core courses and the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education has five courses. Student must complete a 20-day practicum and must have a Certificate II in Auslan or its equivalent before beginning the practicum. Link to program: https://gradschool.edu.au/programs/overview/master-special-and-inclusive-education-40123