The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course will provide students with the knowledge to translate assessments to formal reports, Individual Education Plans, and lesson plans. Developmental and remedial approaches to intervention will be highlighted. Key teaching behaviours will be defined from a theoretical and practical basis. Students will apply pedagogical knowledge and skill to teaching children and students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities;

2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area;

3. Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence;

4. Use curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design learning sequences and lesson plans;

5. Demonstrate understanding of applied literacy teaching strategies and their application in teaching areas;

6. Set learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics;

7. Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies;

8. Demonstrate an advanced capacity to interpret student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice.


Topics will include:

1. Language and literacy assessment review;

2. Differentiation of habilitation / development and (re)habilitation / remediation;

3. Report writing;

4. Individual Education Plans / Individual Learning Plans;

5. Establishing short and long term goals;

6. Lesson planning;

7. Principles of teaching that facilitate language and literacy remediation/development;

8. Teaching behaviours that facilitate language and literacy development.


Students must have successfully completed EDUC6052, EDUC6053, and have completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDUC6054 and EDUC6055 to be eligible to enrol in this course. Students must be enrolled in the Master of Special and Inclusive Education [40123] to be able to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

EDUC6052; EDUC6053; EDUC6054; and EDUC6055

Certificate I (or equivalent) Auslan

Assessment items

Portfolio: Teaching ePortfiolio Placement 1

Portfolio: Teaching ePortfiolio Placement 2

Report: Professional Experience Report *

Professional Task: Auslan 2 (or equivilent) *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students provide evidence of successful completion of Auslan 2 (or equivalent)
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks


Face to Face Off Campus 20 day(s) per Term Full Term

Qualified teachers in the MSpec&IncEd (Deaf Studies Deaf Education specialisation) are required to complete 20 days of practicum.


Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks