Special Education Schools In Washington DC

Washington DC has 7 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 Washington DC, which encompasses 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. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Gallaudet University

    800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Trinity Washington University

    125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1094

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

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Special Education Employment

Washington DC 700
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Washington DC

360 970 970 490 360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in Washington DC. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 0% in Washington DC. This decline is slower 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 Washington DC

$45,910 $54,920 $55,590 $48,997 $49,430
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington DC, as the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries earned by special education professionals are increasing. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $45,910 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,430 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$35,250
25th percentile
$41,500
50th percentile
$48,420
75th percentile
$57,260
90th percentile
$66,680

Thus, special education professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Washington DC state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 89% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Early Childhood Education
$49,960
Elementary Education
$59,900
Special Education
$47,733
Speech Therapy
$53,450
Teaching
$64,587

In Washington DC, 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 Washington DC

associate
1
bachelor
1
master
14
doctor
4
Certificate
6
Total26

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Washington DC state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited special education schools in Washington DC state is decreasing. In 2006, 363 students graduated from special education courses in Washington DC. And in 2010, 255 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 30%. 54% of these graduates received an master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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