Special Education Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 33 accredited special education schools where special education faculty who teach special education classes can find employment. The trends in Illinois' 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. Aurora University

    347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892

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  2. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  3. Chicago State University

    9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598

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  4. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  5. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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  6. Eastern Illinois University

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  7. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  8. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  9. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  10. Hebrew Theological College

    7135 N Carpenter Rd, Skokie, Illinois 60077

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  11. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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  12. Benedictine University

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  13. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  14. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

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  15. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  16. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  17. MacMurray College

    447 E. College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2590

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  18. National-Louis University

    122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  19. Northern Illinois University

    1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828

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  20. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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  21. Northeastern Illinois University

    5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

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  22. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  23. Rend Lake College

    468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846

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  24. Rockford College

    5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2311

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  25. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  26. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  27. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  28. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  29. Spoon River College

    23235 North County 22, Canton, Illinois 61520-8622

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  30. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  31. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  32. Trinity Christian College

    6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463-0929

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  33. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Special Education Employment

Illinois 23,340
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Illinois

30,540 26,010 5,430 22,660 9,900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Illinois. In 2010 there were 20,640 less special education professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 68%. This decline is faster 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 Illinois

$52,840 $56,350 $56,297 $56,083 $57,150
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, 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 $52,840 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $57,150 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$32,710
25th percentile
$41,430
50th percentile
$52,690
75th percentile
$66,510
90th percentile
$86,380

Thus, there was a 8% growth in special education professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 164% pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of special education in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Illinois

Early Childhood Education
$48,010
Elementary Education
$66,240
Special Education
$58,837
Speech Therapy
$49,660
Teaching
$62,990

In Illinois, 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 Illinois

associate
2
bachelor
27
master
29
doctor
5
Certificate
3
Total66

The number of students graduating from the 33 accredited special education schools in Illinois is decreasing. In 2006, 2,407 students graduated from special education courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 1,232 students graduated.

This represents a 49% decrease in the number of special education degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. 44% of these graduates received an master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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