Special Education Schools In California

In California, there are 60 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education training in California, which 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. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  2. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  3. California Lutheran University

    60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787

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  4. Alliant International University

    10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, California 92131-1799

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  5. California State University-Dominguez Hills

    1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747-0005

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  6. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

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  7. California State University-East Bay

    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California 94542

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  8. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  9. California State University-Los Angeles

    5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032

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  10. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

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  11. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

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  12. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  14. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  15. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  16. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  17. De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014

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  18. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  19. Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, California 94901-2298

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  20. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  21. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  22. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  23. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  24. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020

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  25. Holy Names University

    3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94619-1699

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  26. Imperial Valley College

    380 E. Aten Road, Imperial, California 92251-0158

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  27. University of La Verne

    1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401

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  28. La Sierra University

    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247

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  29. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  30. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002

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  31. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  32. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  33. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  34. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  35. Mills College

    5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94613

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  36. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  37. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  38. Mount St. Mary's College

    12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599

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  39. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  40. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  41. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  42. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  43. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

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  44. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  45. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  46. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  47. Rio Hondo College

    3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616

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  48. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  49. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  50. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  51. University of San Diego

    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492

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  52. Santa Clara University

    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053

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  53. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  54. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  55. Saint Marys College of California

    1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, California 94556

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  56. Taft College

    29 Emmons Park Drive, Taft, California 93268

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  57. West Los Angeles College

    9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519

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  58. Brandman University- Part of the Chapman University System

    16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California 92618

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  59. Las Positas College

    3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, California 94551-7650

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  60. Norco College

    2001 Third St, Norco, California 92860

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Cities

  1. Special Education Schools in Los Angeles, CA4 Schools
  2. Special Education Schools in Fresno, CA3 Schools
  3. Special Education Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  4. Special Education Schools in Long Beach, CA2 Schools
  5. Special Education Schools in San Diego, CA2 Schools
  6. Special Education Schools in Hayward, CA2 Schools
  7. Special Education Schools in Oakland, CA2 Schools
  8. Special Education Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  9. Special Education Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  10. Special Education Schools in Cupertino, CA1 Schools
  11. Special Education Schools in Carson, CA1 Schools
  12. Special Education Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  13. Special Education Schools in Gilroy, CA1 Schools
  14. Special Education Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  15. Special Education Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  16. Special Education Schools in Pasadena, CA1 Schools
  17. Special Education Schools in Orange, CA1 Schools
  18. Special Education Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  19. Special Education Schools in Thousand Oaks, CA1 Schools
  20. Special Education Schools in Taft, CA1 Schools
  21. Special Education Schools in Merced, CA1 Schools
  22. Special Education Schools in La Verne, CA1 Schools
  23. Special Education Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  24. Special Education Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  25. Special Education Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  26. Special Education Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  27. Special Education Schools in Norco, CA1 Schools
  28. Special Education Schools in Belmont, CA1 Schools
  29. Special Education Schools in Los Altos Hills, CA1 Schools
  30. Special Education Schools in Oceanside, CA1 Schools
  31. Special Education Schools in Sacramento, CA1 Schools
  32. Special Education Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  33. Special Education Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA1 Schools
  34. Special Education Schools in Imperial, CA1 Schools
  35. Special Education Schools in Livermore, CA1 Schools
  36. Special Education Schools in San Bernardino, CA1 Schools
  37. Special Education Schools in Moraga, CA1 Schools
  38. Special Education Schools in Culver City, CA1 Schools
  39. Special Education Schools in Santa Monica, CA1 Schools
  40. Special Education Schools in San Jacinto, CA1 Schools
  41. Special Education Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  42. Special Education Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  43. Special Education Schools in Irvine, CA1 Schools
  44. Special Education Schools in San Rafael, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Special Education Employment

California 33,910
National 468,850

Approximately 7% of the country's special education professionals work in California state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In California

36,400 34,580 35,530 35,170 17,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, special education is a shrinking field. In California, 18,990 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 52% in California. 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 California

$59,377 $60,307 $63,090 $65,323 $64,320
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in California. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $59,377 per year, and in 2010 they made $64,320 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in California

10th percentile
$41,890
25th percentile
$50,530
50th percentile
$63,880
75th percentile
$77,190
90th percentile
$90,030

This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid special education professionals earning 115% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in California

Early Childhood Education
$51,960
Elementary Education
$72,888
Special Education
$66,410
Speech Therapy
$54,410
Teaching
$74,712

In California, 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 California

associate
21
bachelor
1
master
28
doctor
1
Certificate
53
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The number of students graduating from the 60 accredited special education schools in California is decreasing. In 2006, 3,438 students graduated from special education courses in California. And in 2010, 1,126 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in California by 67%. A majority of these graduates, or 51%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in California

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