Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship
Quality teaching is the single most important determinant of a good education for all students, including those with disability.
The Inclusive Practice in Education scholarship was awarded to more than 230 NSW public school educators since 2019, meeting a Disability Strategy commitment to strengthen support for and invest in teachers.
The scholarship was launched as a core commitment of the strategy, addressing feedback from NSW teachers that they lacked confidence teaching children and young people with disability.
Benefits for scholars
Since 2019, eligible permanent, temporary and casual teachers and school leaders working in any NSW public school setting can apply to receive:
- up to $23,000 towards their degree
- up to 8 days study leave per year
- opportunities to grow their network and learn from experienced alumni.
On successful completion of their degree:
- permanent teachers had the option to remain in their current school
- temporary and casual teachers were guaranteed appointment to a permanent full time special education teaching position in a NSW public school.
Staff applied to study a masters in inclusive/special education in 2019 or one of three qualifications from 2020:
- a masters in inclusive/special education
- a masters with specialisation in the area of deaf and hard of hearing or blind and low vision
- a graduate diploma in inclusive/special education.
Further information and resources:
- Other professional learning opportunities are available for staff who are interested in inclusive practice but are not ready or able to undertake further tertiary study.