Special Education Schools In Washington State

There are 11 accredited special education schools in Washington State for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education training in Washington State, which includes special education training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. City University of Seattle

    11900 NE First Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005

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  3. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  4. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  5. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  6. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  7. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  8. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  9. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  10. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  11. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Special Education Employment

Washington State 5,450
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Washington State

6,130 6,600 5,780 5,560 2,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Washington State. There were 3,390 less special education professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 55% in Washington State. This decline is faster 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 Washington State

$49,320 $51,503 $52,820 $54,520 $56,430
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
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 Washington State. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $49,320 per year, and in 2010 they made $56,430 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$39,600
25th percentile
$46,530
50th percentile
$56,820
75th percentile
$66,930
90th percentile
$73,990

Thus, there was a 13% growth in special education professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 87% 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 Washington State.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Washington State

Early Childhood Education
$45,323
Elementary Education
$65,312
Special Education
$56,987
Speech Therapy
$52,477
Teaching
$67,340

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

Educational Trends

Special Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
0
bachelor
10
master
10
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total21

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited special education schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 486 graduates in 2006. And there were 262 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 46%. 48% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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