Special Education Schools In Virginia

There are 20 accredited special education schools in Virginia for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The trends in Virginia'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:

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


Schools

  1. Averett University

    420 W Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541

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  2. Bridgewater College

    402 E College St, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1599

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  3. Regent University

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

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  4. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  6. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  7. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  8. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

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  9. University of Mary Washington

    1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300

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  10. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  11. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  12. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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  13. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  14. Randolph College

    2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1555

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  15. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  16. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

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  17. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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  20. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Special Education Employment

Virginia 14,620
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Virginia

16,100 15,800 15,660 15,020 6,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of special education is shrinking. In Virginia, 9,240 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 57% in Virginia. 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 Virginia

$55,333 $56,433 $61,180 $63,403 $64,230
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries earned by special education professionals are increasing. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $55,333 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $64,230 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$37,990
25th percentile
$46,140
50th percentile
$59,990
75th percentile
$79,400
90th percentile
$101,500

This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Virginia, 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 167%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Virginia

Early Childhood Education
$47,438
Elementary Education
$67,060
Special Education
$64,943
Speech Therapy
$52,147
Teaching
$67,449

In Virginia, 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 Virginia

associate
0
bachelor
3
master
16
doctor
2
Certificate
13
Total34

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 20 accredited special education schools in Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006, 2,063 students graduated from special education courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 647 students graduated.

This represents a 69% decrease in the number of special education degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. 47% of these graduates received a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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