Special Education Schools In Maine

There are 3 accredited special education schools in Maine for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Maine, and the future trends in special education training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. University of Maine at Farmington

    224 Main St, Farmington, Maine 04938-9978

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of Maine

    Orono, Maine 04469

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of Southern Maine

    96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103

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

Statistics

Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Special Education Employment

Maine 3,100
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Maine state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Maine

2,800 3,070 3,200 3,100 1,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maine, special education is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 1,000 less special education professionals working in Maine than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 36%. This is slower than the trend for special education professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50% between 2006 and 2010.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$41,443 $42,893 $43,863 $44,503 $44,420
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in Maine. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $41,443 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $44,420 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Maine

10th percentile
$30,110
25th percentile
$34,970
50th percentile
$43,640
75th percentile
$53,420
90th percentile
$60,430

Thus, special education professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 101% 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 Maine.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Maine

Early Childhood Education
$44,310
Elementary Education
$51,918
Special Education
$45,720
Speech Therapy
$43,230
Teaching
$59,608

Special education professionals in Maine earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Special Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maine

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total7

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Maine state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited special education schools in Maine state is decreasing. In 2006, 226 students graduated from special education courses in Maine. And in 2010, 65 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Maine by 71%. A majority of these graduates, or 57%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Maine

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