Special Education Schools In Wisconsin

There are 17 accredited special education schools in Wisconsin for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Wisconsin, and the future trends in 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. Alverno College

    3400 S 43rd St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53234-3922

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  2. Cardinal Stritch University

    6801 N Yates Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217-3985

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  3. Carthage College

    2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140-1994

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  4. Concordia University-Wisconsin

    12800 N Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097-2402

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  5. Edgewood College

    1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53711-1997

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  6. Mount Mary College

    2900 N. Menomonee River Pky, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222-4597

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  7. Silver Lake College

    2406 S Alverno Rd, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220-9319

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  8. Viterbo University

    900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601-8804

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  9. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

    800 W Main St, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190-1790

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  10. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004

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  11. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    1725 State St, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601-9959

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  12. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

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  13. University of Wisconsin-Stout

    712 S. Broadway St., Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751

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  14. University of Wisconsin-Superior

    Belknap & Catlin, Superior, Wisconsin 54880-4500

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  15. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380

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  16. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413

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  17. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    2100 Main St, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Special Education Employment

Wisconsin 7,250
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Wisconsin.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Wisconsin

7,400 7,160 7,960 7,570 3,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Wisconsin, the field of special education is shrinking. There were 4,240 less special education professionals working in Wisconsin in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 57%. 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 Wisconsin

$46,300 $48,490 $50,627 $51,347 $51,130
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Wisconsin, 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 $46,300 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $51,130 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Wisconsin

10th percentile
$34,560
25th percentile
$40,480
50th percentile
$49,990
75th percentile
$59,340
90th percentile
$72,010

Thus, special education professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. 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 108% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Wisconsin state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

Early Childhood Education
$42,835
Elementary Education
$59,905
Special Education
$52,860
Speech Therapy
$46,410
Teaching
$65,608

In Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin

associate
0
bachelor
11
master
11
doctor
1
Certificate
3
Total26

The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited special education schools in Wisconsin is decreasing. In 2006 there were 708 special education graduates from special education courses in Wisconsin and in 2010 there were 343 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Wisconsin by 52%. 42% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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