Special Education Schools In Nebraska

Nebraska has 10 accredited special education schools where special education faculty who teach special education classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in special education in the state of Nebraska, which encompasses special education training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Chadron State College

    1000 Main St, Chadron, Nebraska 69337-2690

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  2. Creighton University

    2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68178

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  3. Doane College

    1014 Boswell Avenue, Crete, Nebraska 68333

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  4. Hastings College

    710 N Turner Ave, Hastings, Nebraska 68901

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  5. University of Nebraska at Kearney

    905 W 25th St, Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1212

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  6. University of Nebraska at Omaha

    6001 Dodge St, Omaha, Nebraska 68182-0225

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  7. Nebraska Wesleyan University

    5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska 68504-2794

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  8. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    14th and R St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588

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  9. Wayne State College

    1111 Main St, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

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  10. York College

    1125 E 8th St, York, Nebraska 68467-2699

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Nebraska Vs. National Special Education Employment

Nebraska 2,970
National 468,850

Approximately 1% of the country's special education professionals work in Nebraska state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Nebraska

3,080 2,860 2,970 3,130 1,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Nebraska, special education is a shrinking field. In Nebraska, 1,490 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Nebraska, this field has shrunk by 48% in four years. 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 Nebraska

$42,247 $42,917 $44,357 $44,990 $48,520
$41,032 $42,024 $42,027 $44,097 $45,233
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in Nebraska. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $42,247 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,520 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Nebraska

10th percentile
$32,570
25th percentile
$37,920
50th percentile
$45,900
75th percentile
$56,210
90th percentile
$70,410

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Nebraska, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of special education. The pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 116%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Nebraska

Early Childhood Education
$41,472
Elementary Education
$56,908
Special Education
$51,210
Speech Therapy
$43,125
Teaching
$59,110

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
11
master
7
doctor
0
Certificate
1
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As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Nebraska state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited special education schools in Nebraska state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 304 special education graduates from special education courses in Nebraska and in 2010 there were 133 graduates.

Thus there was a 56% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Nebraska. A majority of these graduates, or 58%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Nebraska

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