Special Education Schools In Georgia

Georgia has 17 accredited special education schools where special education faculty who teach special education classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Georgia, and the future trends in 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. Albany State University

    504 College Dr., Albany, Georgia 31705

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  2. Armstrong Atlantic State University

    11935 Abercorn St, Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997

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  3. Clark Atlanta University

    223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4391

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  4. Augusta State University

    2500 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30904-2200

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  5. Brenau University

    500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501-3668

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  6. Columbus State University

    4225 University Ave, Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645

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  7. Georgia Southwestern State University

    800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr., Americus, Georgia 31709-4693

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  8. Georgia College & State University

    231 W Hancock Street, Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

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  9. Georgia Southern University

    Hwy 301 South, Statesboro, Georgia 30460

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  10. Georgia State University

    33 gilmer st, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083

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  11. University of Georgia

    Athens, Georgia 30602

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  12. Kennesaw State University

    1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591

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  13. North Georgia College & State University

    82 College Circle, Dahlonega, Georgia 30597-1001

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  14. Piedmont College

    165 Central Ave, Demorest, Georgia 30535-0010

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  15. Valdosta State University

    1500 N Patterson, Valdosta, Georgia 31698

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  16. University of West Georgia

    1601 Maple St, Carrollton, Georgia 30118-0001

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  17. Brown Mackie College-Atlanta

    4370 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30319

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Special Education Employment

Georgia 20,480
National 468,850

Approximately 4% of the country's special education professionals work in Georgia state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Georgia

13,970 14,940 18,400 20,260 9,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in Georgia. 4,360 less special education professionals were working in Georgia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 31% decline in the field. 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 Georgia

$46,883 $49,877 $51,303 $52,330 $52,070
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by special education professionals is increasing in Georgia. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $46,883 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $52,070 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Georgia

10th percentile
$34,200
25th percentile
$42,340
50th percentile
$51,430
75th percentile
$61,670
90th percentile
$72,110

This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Georgia state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 111% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Georgia

Early Childhood Education
$45,738
Elementary Education
$60,308
Special Education
$52,230
Speech Therapy
$46,497
Teaching
$63,036

In Georgia, 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 Georgia

associate
1
bachelor
14
master
23
doctor
2
Certificate
3
Total43

The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited special education schools in Georgia is decreasing. In 2006 there were 1,484 special education graduates from special education courses in Georgia and in 2010 there were 759 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Georgia by 49%. Most of these graduates, or 53%, earned an master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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