Special Education Schools In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has 50 accredited special education schools where special education faculty who teach special education classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education training in Pennsylvania, which 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. Albright College

    1621 N. 13th St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-5234

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  2. DeSales University

    2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568

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  3. Alvernia University

    400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799

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  4. Arcadia University

    450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295

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  5. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    400 E Second St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

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  6. Cabrini College

    610 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087-3698

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  7. California University of Pennsylvania

    250 University Ave, California, Pennsylvania 15419-1394

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  8. Carlow University

    3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3165

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  9. Cedar Crest College

    100 College Drive, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-6196

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  10. Chatham University

    Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

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  11. Chestnut Hill College

    9601 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118-2693

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  12. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

    1837 University Circle, Cheyney, Pennsylvania 19319-0200

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  13. Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    840 Wood St, Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214

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  14. Duquesne University

    Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282

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  15. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301-2999

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  16. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444-0001

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  17. Geneva College

    3200 College Ave, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010-3599

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  18. Gwynedd Mercy College

    1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 19437-0901

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  19. Holy Family University

    9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114-2009

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  20. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

    1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098

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  21. Juniata College

    1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652-2196

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  22. King's College in Wilkes Barre

    133 N River St, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18711-0801

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  23. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530-0730

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  24. La Salle University

    1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141-1199

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  25. Lancaster Bible College

    901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601-5036

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  26. Lebanon Valley College

    101 N College Ave, Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400

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  27. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

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  28. Lehigh University

    27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

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  29. Lock Haven University

    401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745-2390

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  30. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933

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  31. Marywood University

    2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-1598

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  32. Mercyhurst College

    501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546

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  33. Millersville University of Pennsylvania

    1 South George Street, Lyle Hall, Millersville, Pennsylvania 17551-0302

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  34. Misericordia University

    301 Lake St, Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098

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  35. Salus University

    8360 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027-6262

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  36. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley

    30 E Swedesford Rd, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355-1488

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  37. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

    201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589

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  38. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

    4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

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  39. Reading Area Community College

    10 S Second St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19603-1706

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  40. Saint Joseph's University

    5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131-1395

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  41. Saint Vincent College

    300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650-2690

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  42. University of Scranton

    800 Linden Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4629

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  43. Seton Hill University

    1 Seton Hill Dr, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601

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  44. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

    1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257-2299

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  45. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057-1383

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  46. Temple University

    1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096

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  47. West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    University Avenue and High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383

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  48. Widener University-Main Campus

    One University Place, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-5792

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  49. Wilkes University

    84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766

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  50. York College Pennsylvania

    441 Country Club Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17403-3651

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Cities

  1. Special Education Schools in Philadelphia, PA5 Schools
  2. Special Education Schools in Pittsburgh, PA4 Schools
  3. Special Education Schools in Reading, PA3 Schools
  4. Special Education Schools in Scranton, PA2 Schools
  5. Special Education Schools in Annville, PA1 Schools
  6. Special Education Schools in Shippensburg, PA1 Schools
  7. Special Education Schools in Elkins Park, PA1 Schools
  8. Special Education Schools in York, PA1 Schools
  9. Special Education Schools in Glenside, PA1 Schools
  10. Special Education Schools in Millersville, PA1 Schools
  11. Special Education Schools in Cheyney, PA1 Schools
  12. Special Education Schools in Beaver Falls, PA1 Schools
  13. Special Education Schools in Lancaster, PA1 Schools
  14. Special Education Schools in Malvern, PA1 Schools
  15. Special Education Schools in Lock Haven, PA1 Schools
  16. Special Education Schools in West Chester, PA1 Schools
  17. Special Education Schools in California, PA1 Schools
  18. Special Education Schools in Bloomsburg, PA1 Schools
  19. Special Education Schools in Gwynedd, PA1 Schools
  20. Special Education Schools in Greensburg, PA1 Schools
  21. Special Education Schools in Bethlehem, PA1 Schools
  22. Special Education Schools in Kutztown, PA1 Schools
  23. Special Education Schools in Latrobe, PA1 Schools
  24. Special Education Schools in Center Valley, PA1 Schools
  25. Special Education Schools in Indiana, PA1 Schools
  26. Special Education Schools in Schnecksville, PA1 Schools
  27. Special Education Schools in Slippery Rock, PA1 Schools
  28. Special Education Schools in Allentown, PA1 Schools
  29. Special Education Schools in Clarion, PA1 Schools
  30. Special Education Schools in East Stroudsburg, PA1 Schools
  31. Special Education Schools in Edinboro, PA1 Schools
  32. Special Education Schools in Erie, PA1 Schools
  33. Special Education Schools in Dallas, PA1 Schools
  34. Special Education Schools in Huntingdon, PA1 Schools
  35. Special Education Schools in Wilkes-Barre, PA1 Schools
  36. Special Education Schools in Mansfield, PA1 Schools
  37. Special Education Schools in Chester, PA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Special Education Employment

Pennsylvania 22,050
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Pennsylvania

11,590 21,790 23,920 23,680 10,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, the field of special education is shrinking. There were 1,560 less special education professionals working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Pennsylvania, this field has shrunk by 13% in four years. This is slower than the trend for special education professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50% between 2006 and 2010.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$52,220 $53,817 $54,837 $57,057 $55,410
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in Pennsylvania. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $52,220 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $55,410 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$35,450
25th percentile
$42,300
50th percentile
$53,230
75th percentile
$67,530
90th percentile
$81,360

Thus, there was a 6% growth in special education professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 130% pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of special education in Pennsylvania.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Early Childhood Education
$43,815
Elementary Education
$64,110
Special Education
$58,603
Speech Therapy
$52,200
Teaching
$68,769

In Pennsylvania, special education professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
3
bachelor
43
master
42
doctor
3
Certificate
9
Total100

The number of students graduating from the 50 accredited special education schools in Pennsylvania is decreasing. In 2006, 2,716 students graduated from special education courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 1,355 students graduated.

Thus there was a 50% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. Most of these graduates, or 43%, earned an bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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