Special Education Schools In Michigan

There are 23 accredited special education schools in Michigan for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The trends in Michigan's 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. Andrews University

    Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104

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  2. Aquinas College in Grand Rapids

    1607 Robinson Rd SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506-1799

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  3. Calvin College

    3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

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  4. Central Michigan University

    Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

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  5. University of Detroit Mercy

    4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48221-3038

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  6. Eastern Michigan University

    Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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  7. Gogebic Community College

    E 4946 Jackson Rd, Ironwood, Michigan 49938

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  8. Cornerstone University

    1001 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-5897

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  9. Grand Valley State University

    1 Campus Dr, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403

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  10. Henry Ford Community College

    5101 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1495

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  11. Hope College

    141 E 12th St, Holland, Michigan 49423

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  12. Kellogg Community College

    450 North Ave, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-3397

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  13. Madonna University

    36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176

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  14. Marygrove College

    8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48221-2599

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  15. Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046

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  16. University of Michigan-Dearborn

    4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1491

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  17. Northern Michigan University

    1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, Michigan 49855

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  18. Oakland University

    Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309-4401

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  19. Olivet College

    320 South Main Street, Olivet, Michigan 49076

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  20. Saginaw Valley State University

    7400 Bay Rd, University Center, Michigan 48710

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  21. Spring Arbor University

    106 E. Main St, Spring Arbor, Michigan 49283-9799

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  22. Wayne State University

    656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202

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  23. Western Michigan University

    1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5167

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Special Education Employment

Michigan 9,890
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Michigan state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Michigan

10,850 10,260 11,560 13,030 4,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Michigan, special education is a shrinking field. There were 6,500 less special education professionals working in Michigan in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 60% decline in the field. 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 Michigan

$56,783 $53,903 $56,210 $55,713 $58,640
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries paid to special education professionals are increasing in Michigan. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $56,783 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,640 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Michigan

10th percentile
$34,680
25th percentile
$42,770
50th percentile
$56,930
75th percentile
$74,090
90th percentile
$89,560

This represents a growth in salaries of 3%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Michigan state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 158% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Michigan

Early Childhood Education
$46,800
Elementary Education
$63,765
Special Education
$58,050
Speech Therapy
$50,617
Teaching
$70,314

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
3
bachelor
31
master
29
doctor
2
Certificate
9
Total74

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Michigan state, the number of students graduating from the 23 accredited special education schools in Michigan state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 2,205 special education graduates from special education courses in Michigan and in 2010 there were 1,100 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Michigan by 50%. 42% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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