Special Education Schools In Missouri

Missouri has 20 accredited special education schools where special education faculty who teach special education classes can find employment. The trends in Missouri'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
  • Bachelors degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education
  • PhD degree in Special Education


Schools

  1. Avila University

    11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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  2. Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198

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  3. University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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  4. Drury University

    900 N.Benton, Springfield, Missouri 65802-3791

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  5. Evangel University

    1111 N Glenstone, Springfield, Missouri 65802

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  6. Fontbonne University

    6800 Wydown Blvd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63105-3098

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  7. Lincoln University in Jefferson City

    820 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

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  8. Lindenwood University

    209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695

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  9. Maryville University of Saint Louis

    650 Maryville University Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141-7299

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  10. University of Missouri-Columbia

    105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

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  11. University of Missouri-Kansas City

    5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

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  12. University of Missouri-St Louis

    One University Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63121-4400

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  13. Truman State University

    100 E Normal, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-4221

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  14. Northwest Missouri State University

    800 University Drive, Maryville, Missouri 64468-6001

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  15. Park University

    8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, Missouri 64152-3795

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  16. Southeast Missouri State University

    One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701-9980

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  17. Missouri State University

    901 S National, Springfield, Missouri 65897

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  18. Webster University

    470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194

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  19. William Woods University

    One University Avenue, Fulton, Missouri 65251-1098

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  20. Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies

    411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Special Education Employment

Missouri 11,480
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Missouri.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Missouri

11,960 13,090 12,960 13,660 5,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Missouri. In Missouri, 6,850 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Missouri, this field has shrunk by 57% in four years. 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 Missouri

$41,957 $43,287 $45,257 $47,027 $45,020
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Missouri, as the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries earned by special education professionals are increasing. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $41,957 per year, and in 2010 they made $45,020 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Missouri

10th percentile
$27,870
25th percentile
$33,870
50th percentile
$41,140
75th percentile
$52,260
90th percentile
$70,060

This represents a 7% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Missouri state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 151% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Missouri

Early Childhood Education
$38,762
Elementary Education
$53,550
Special Education
$48,213
Speech Therapy
$48,147
Teaching
$55,508

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
16
master
16
doctor
1
Certificate
4
Total37

The number of students graduating from the 20 accredited special education schools in Missouri is decreasing. In Missouri, there were 558 graduates in 2006. And there were 333 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

This represents a 40% decrease in the number of special education degree or certificate school graduates in Missouri state. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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