Special Education Schools In Montana

There are 2 accredited special education schools in Montana for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The trends in Montana'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:

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


  1. Montana State University-Billings

    1500 University Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-0298

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

    1301 Twentieth St S, Great Falls, Montana 59405-4996

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Special Education Employment

Montana 1,290
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Montana.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Montana

1,210 1,090 1,110 990 460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Montana. 750 less special education professionals were working in Montana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 62% in Montana. 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 Montana

$37,323 $38,893 $39,850 $38,510 $37,870
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in Montana. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $37,323 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $37,870 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Montana

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Thus, special education professionals' salaries grew by 1% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid special education professionals earning 177% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Montana state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Montana

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Montana, 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 Montana


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited special education schools in Montana is decreasing. In 2006, 76 students graduated from special education courses in Montana. And in 2010, 30 students graduated.

Thus there was a 61% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Montana. 67% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Montana

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