Special Education Schools In Arizona

In Arizona, there are 12 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Arizona's special education academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in special education includes special education training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona 85287

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of Arizona

    1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Brown Mackie College-Tucson

    4585 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85712

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Grand Canyon University

    3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85017

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Northern Arizona University

    Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Ottawa University-Phoenix

    10020 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus

    4635 E Elwood St, Phoenix, Arizona 85040-1958

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Pima Community College

    401 North Bonita Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85709-5000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Prescott College

    220 Grove Ave, Prescott, Arizona 86301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. University of Phoenix-Online Campus

    3157 E. Elwood Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034-7209

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Estrella Mountain Community College

    3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85323-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus

    300 S. Craycroft Road, Tucson, Arizona 85711-4574

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

Statistics

Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Special Education Employment

Arizona 5,310
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Arizona

4,420 4,810 4,820 5,390 3,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arizona, the field of special education is shrinking. There were 1,160 less special education professionals working in Arizona in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 26%. 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 Arizona

$38,787 $40,623 $42,090 $43,533 $41,450
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
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 Arizona. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $38,787 per year, and in 2010 they made $41,450 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Arizona

10th percentile
$27,270
25th percentile
$32,920
50th percentile
$39,670
75th percentile
$48,290
90th percentile
$59,110

This represents a 6% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Arizona state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 117% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Arizona

Early Childhood Education
$38,412
Elementary Education
$50,200
Special Education
$44,080
Speech Therapy
$47,000
Teaching
$62,138

In Arizona, special education professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
9
master
12
doctor
1
Certificate
11
Total35

The number of students graduating from the 12 accredited special education schools in Arizona is decreasing. In 2006, 1,612 students graduated from special education courses in Arizona. And in 2010, 1,519 students graduated.

Thus there was a 6% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Arizona. 34% of these graduates received a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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