Special Education Schools In Massachusetts

There are 26 accredited special education schools in Massachusetts for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education training in Massachusetts, which includes 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. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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  2. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  3. Bay Path College

    588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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  4. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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  5. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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  6. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  7. Cambridge College

    1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  8. Curry College

    1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, Massachusetts 02186-2395

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  9. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

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  10. Endicott College

    376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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  11. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  12. Framingham State University

    100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101

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  13. Gordon College in Wenham

    255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

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  14. Hebrew College

    160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459-2237

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  15. Lesley University

    29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

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  16. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  17. Merrimack College

    315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

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  18. College of Our Lady of the Elms

    291 Springfield St, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013

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  19. Regis College

    235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571

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  20. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  21. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

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  22. Smith College

    Elm St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

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  23. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

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  24. Westfield State University

    577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

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  25. Wheelock College

    200 the Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-4176

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  26. Worcester State University

    486 Chandler St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602-2597

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Special Education Employment

Massachusetts 17,740
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Massachusetts

13,720 14,750 15,690 16,870 8,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in Massachusetts. In 2010 there were 5,010 less special education professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 37% in Massachusetts. This decline is slower 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 Massachusetts

$52,100 $54,983 $56,863 $58,320 $58,510
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by special education professionals is increasing in Massachusetts. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $52,100 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $58,510 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$34,220
25th percentile
$45,290
50th percentile
$59,270
75th percentile
$70,600
90th percentile
$82,730

Thus, there was a 11% growth in special education professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 142% 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 Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Early Childhood Education
$52,550
Elementary Education
$67,875
Special Education
$59,923
Speech Therapy
$54,657
Teaching
$76,923

In Massachusetts, special education professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
15
master
24
doctor
2
Certificate
15
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The number of students graduating from the 26 accredited special education schools in Massachusetts is decreasing. In 2006 there were 1,863 special education graduates from special education courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 1,225 graduates.

Thus there was a 34% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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