Special Education Schools In Oklahoma

Special Education classes faculty can choose to work at one of 15 accredited special education schools in Oklahoma. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Oklahoma, and the future trends in 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. University of Central Oklahoma

    100 N University Dr, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

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  2. East Central University

    1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, Oklahoma 74820-6999

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  3. Langston University

    102 Page Hall, Langston, Oklahoma 73050

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  4. Northeastern State University

    600 N Grand, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464-2399

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  5. Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    709 Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, Oklahoma 73717-2799

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  6. Oklahoma Christian University

    2501 E Memorial Rd, Edmond, Oklahoma 73013-1100

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  7. Oklahoma Baptist University

    500 W University, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

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  8. Oklahoma City University

    2501 N Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106-1402

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  9. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

    660 Parrington Oval, Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3072

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  10. Oral Roberts University

    7777 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171

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  11. Saint Gregorys University

    1900 W MacArthur, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

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  12. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

    17th Street and Grand Avenue, Chickasha, Oklahoma 73018-5322

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  13. Southeastern Oklahoma State University

    Fifth and University, Durant, Oklahoma 74701-0609

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  14. Southwestern Oklahoma State University

    100 Campus Dr, Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096-3098

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  15. University of Tulsa

    800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-3189

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Oklahoma Vs. National Special Education Employment

Oklahoma 4,760
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Oklahoma state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Oklahoma

4,880 4,740 4,850 4,840 2,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Oklahoma. In 2010 there were 2,610 less special education professionals working in Oklahoma than there were in 2006. This represents a 53% 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 Oklahoma

$36,733 $39,777 $42,720 $44,060 $45,130
$38,070 $39,720 $40,527 $41,574 $42,968
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 Oklahoma. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $36,733 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,130 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Oklahoma

10th percentile
$31,220
25th percentile
$35,470
50th percentile
$41,860
75th percentile
$51,510
90th percentile
$66,820

Thus, special education professionals' salaries grew by 19% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Oklahoma state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 114% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Oklahoma

Early Childhood Education
$37,318
Elementary Education
$48,438
Special Education
$44,490
Speech Therapy
$42,997
Teaching
$50,078

In Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma

associate
1
bachelor
16
master
7
doctor
1
Certificate
1
Total26

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Oklahoma state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited special education schools in Oklahoma state is decreasing. In 2006, 348 students graduated from special education courses in Oklahoma. And in 2010, 111 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Oklahoma by 68%. A majority of these graduates, or 62%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Oklahoma

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