Special Education Schools In Florida

In Florida, there are 34 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Florida'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. Barry University

    11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33161-6695

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  2. Bethune-Cookman University

    640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3099

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  3. Lynn University

    3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-5598

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  4. Broward College

    225 E las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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  5. Carlos Albizu University-Miami Campus

    2173 N.W. 99th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33172-2209

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  6. University of Central Florida

    4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Chipola College

    3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446-2053

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  8. Clearwater Christian College

    3400 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, Florida 33759-4595

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  9. Daytona State College

    1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

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  10. Florida Atlantic University

    777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991

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  11. Florida State College at Jacksonville

    501 W State St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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  12. Flagler College

    74 King Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084

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  13. Florida International University

    11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, Florida 33199

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  14. Florida Memorial University

    15800 NW 42 Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054-6199

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  15. Florida State University

    222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1037

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. University of Florida

    355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Hillsborough Community College

    39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33606-3584

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  18. Indian River State College

    3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596

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  19. Loraines Academy Inc

    1012 58th St N, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710

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  20. Miami Dade College

    300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132-2297

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  21. University of Miami

    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. University of North Florida

    1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-2645

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  23. Nova Southeastern University

    3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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  24. Saint Leo University

    33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, Florida 33574-6665

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  25. St Petersburg College

    6021 142nd Ave, Largo, Florida 33760

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  26. University of South Florida-Main Campus

    4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, Florida 33620-9951

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. Saint Thomas University

    16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054-6459

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  28. Stetson University

    421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, Florida 32723

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  29. Southeastern University

    1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33801-6034

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  30. Warner University

    13895 Hwy 27, Lake Wales, Florida 33859-8797

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  31. The University of West Florida

    11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750

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  32. Florida Gulf Coast University

    10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

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  33. Flagler College-Tallahassee

    444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304

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  34. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus

    140 Seventh Ave S., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-9807

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Special Education Employment

Florida 19,350
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Florida.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Florida

20,140 22,310 22,070 19,700 10,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Florida. In 2010 there were 9,680 less special education professionals working in Florida than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 48% in Florida. 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 Florida

$47,887 $51,367 $52,360 $52,120 $52,940
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
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 Florida. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $47,887 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,940 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Florida

10th percentile
$36,130
25th percentile
$41,500
50th percentile
$49,530
75th percentile
$63,380
90th percentile
$74,840

This represents a 10% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Florida, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of special education. The pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 107%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Florida

Early Childhood Education
$41,507
Elementary Education
$60,162
Special Education
$52,797
Speech Therapy
$53,197
Teaching
$67,498

In Florida, 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 Florida

associate
5
bachelor
30
master
30
doctor
4
Certificate
6
Total75

The number of students graduating from the 34 accredited special education schools in Florida is decreasing. In 2006 there were 2,256 special education graduates from special education courses in Florida and in 2010 there were 1,581 graduates.

This represents a 30% decrease in the number of special education degree or certificate school graduates in Florida state. Most of these graduates, or 40%, earned a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Florida

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