Special Education Schools In Alaska

There are 4 accredited special education schools in Alaska for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Alaska, and the future trends in special education training at the following levels:

  • Special Education Certificate
  • Associates degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Alaska Southeast

    11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801-8697

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  4. Prince William Sound Community College

    303 Lowe Street, Valdez, Alaska 99686-0097

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Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Special Education Employment

Alaska 1,600
National 468,850

Approximately 0% of the country's special education professionals work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Alaska

1,250 1,180 1,170 1,390 640
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Alaska. In 2010 there were 610 less special education professionals working in Alaska than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 49% in Alaska. This decline is slower than the national trend for special education professionals which shows a 50% decrease in the number of special education professionals working around the nation.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$58,587 $59,447 $62,407 $67,663 $72,770
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries paid to special education professionals are increasing in Alaska. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,587 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $72,770 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Alaska

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 19% growth in special education professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid special education professionals earning 121% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alaska state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Alaska

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Alaska, special education professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited special education schools in Alaska state is decreasing. In Alaska, there were 50 graduates in 2006. And there were 49 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska by 2%. 67% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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The number of special education faculty, growth in the field of special education academia and special education faculty salaries in Alaska, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching special education courses to students at the certificate in special education, associates degree in special education, and masters degree in special education levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future special education faculty in Alaska. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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