Special Education Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 12 accredited special education schools where special education faculty who teach special education classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in special education in the state of Alabama, which encompasses special education training at the following levels:

  • Special Education Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education
  • PhD degree in Special Education


Schools

  1. Alabama A & M University

    4900 Meridian St, Normal, Alabama 35762

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Alabama State University

    915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Athens State University

    300 N Beaty St, Athens, Alabama 35611

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Jacksonville State University

    700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. University of West Alabama

    Station One, Livingston, Alabama 35470

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. University of North Alabama

    One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632-0001

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  10. Samford University

    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

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  11. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Tuskegee University

    Kresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088-1920

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Special Education Employment

Alabama 4,420
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Alabama

4,460 4,700 4,930 5,150 1,940
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in Alabama. 2,520 less special education professionals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 57%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of special education professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50% from 2006 to 2010.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$40,733 $43,033 $45,420 $48,063 $48,610
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in Alabama. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $40,733 per year, and in 2010 they made $48,610 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Alabama

10th percentile
$36,430
25th percentile
$42,250
50th percentile
$49,200
75th percentile
$55,470
90th percentile
$60,010

Thus, there was a 16% growth in special education professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 65% pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of special education in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Alabama

Early Childhood Education
$42,835
Elementary Education
$55,280
Special Education
$48,843
Speech Therapy
$46,140
Teaching
$60,848

In Alabama, special education professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Special Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama

associate
0
bachelor
11
master
10
doctor
2
Certificate
1
Total24

The number of students graduating from the 12 accredited special education schools in Alabama is decreasing. In 2006, 724 students graduated from special education courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 445 students graduated.

Thus there was a 39% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama. Most of these graduates, or 46%, earned an bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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