It is increasingly recognised that key ideas in contemporary educational psychology can provide conceptual tools that educators can use to respond to the plethora of issues and challenges they encounter in educational provision.  This stream draws on a range of approaches, including the Science of Learning and Development, cognitive psychology, cultural psychology, brain science and school psychology.  It applies these to current issues in education including whole-student learning, the management of individual differences,  the impact of cultural changes on learning and thinking,  future curriculum design, building educational capital and the development of professional knowledge. It will not lead to a teaching qualification or psychology registration.  

Career opportunities

Studying this specialisation can lead to a career as:

  • learning support teachers
  • principal
  • specialist teachers
  • academics
  • education researchers
  • education policy makers
  • curriculum development specialists
  • education consultants
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Completion requirements

A specialisation consists of 40cp.

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • EDAP610Educational and Behavioural Functional Assessment10 CP
  • EDAP611School and Class Wide Evidence-based Interventions10 CP
  • EDAP612Learner Differences and Learner Needs10 CP
  • EDAP613Exceptional Children and Atypical Development10 CP

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