Special Education Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 23 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Tennessee, and the future trends in special education training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Austin Peay State University

    601 College St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37044

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  2. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  3. Bethel University in McKenzie

    325 Cherry Ave, McKenzie, Tennessee 38201

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  4. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  5. Cumberland University

    One Cumberland Square, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087

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  6. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  7. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  8. Fisk University

    1000 17th Ave North, Nashville, Tennessee 37208-4501

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  9. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

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  10. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

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  11. Le Moyne-Owen College

    807 Walker Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126-6595

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  12. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

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  13. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  14. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  15. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  16. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. The University of Tennessee-Martin

    University Street, Martin, Tennessee 38238-0002

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  18. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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  19. Tennessee Technological University

    1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001

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  20. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  21. Tusculum College

    60 Shiloh Road, Greeneville, Tennessee 37743

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  22. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

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  23. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Special Education Employment

Tennessee 8,380
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Tennessee

7,780 7,910 8,840 8,230 4,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of special education is shrinking. In Tennessee, 3,270 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 42% decline in the field. This decline is slower 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 Tennessee

$39,067 $40,653 $44,167 $46,080 $46,240
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in Tennessee. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $39,067 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,240 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$33,750
25th percentile
$38,610
50th percentile
$45,440
75th percentile
$53,880
90th percentile
$61,580

Thus, there was a 16% growth in special education professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid special education professionals earning 82% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Tennessee state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Early Childhood Education
$38,415
Elementary Education
$51,880
Special Education
$46,133
Speech Therapy
$46,483
Teaching
$53,882

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee

associate
0
bachelor
24
master
10
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total35

The number of students graduating from the 23 accredited special education schools in Tennessee is decreasing. In Tennessee, there were 706 graduates in 2006. And there were 333 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 53%. Most of these graduates, or 69%, earned a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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