Special Education Schools In Iowa

There are 10 accredited special education schools in Iowa for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in special education in the state of Iowa, which encompasses special education training at the following levels:

  • Special Education Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education
  • PhD degree in Special Education


Schools

  1. Dordt College

    498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1697

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  2. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  3. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  4. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  5. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  7. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  8. University of Northern Iowa

    1222 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0005

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  9. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  10. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Special Education Employment

Iowa 4,440
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Iowa

5,640 6,200 5,710 5,200 2,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of special education is shrinking. There were 3,230 less special education professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 57%. 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 Iowa

$39,107 $41,673 $41,787 $43,437 $44,860
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in Iowa. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $39,107 per year, and in 2010 they made $44,860 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$29,650
25th percentile
$35,120
50th percentile
$42,940
75th percentile
$52,460
90th percentile
$61,010

This represents a 13% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Iowa state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 106% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Iowa

Early Childhood Education
$37,765
Elementary Education
$54,030
Special Education
$44,157
Speech Therapy
$47,090
Teaching
$56,227

In Iowa, 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 Iowa

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
17
doctor
1
Certificate
6
Total28

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited special education schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In 2006, 230 students graduated from special education courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 225 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 2%. Most of these graduates, or 61%, earned a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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