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Special Education Schools In Connecticut

Connecticut has 7 accredited special education schools where special education faculty who teach special education classes can find employment. The trends in Connecticut'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:


  1. Central Connecticut State University

    1615 Stanley St, New Britain, Connecticut 06050

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Connecticut

    Storrs, Connecticut 06269

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Fairfield University

    1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-5195

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Hartford

    200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Saint Joseph College

    1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-2764

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Gateway Community College in New Haven

    60 Sargent Dr, New Haven, Connecticut 06511

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Southern Connecticut State University

    501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1355

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Special Education Employment

Connecticut 6,300
National 468,850

Approximately 1% of the country's special education professionals work in Connecticut state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Connecticut

7,020 6,710 7,110 6,610 2,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Connecticut, the field of special education is shrinking. There were 4,230 less special education professionals working in Connecticut in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 60% in Connecticut. This is faster 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 Connecticut

$60,057 $63,897 $66,040 $68,927 $70,020
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by special education professionals is increasing in Connecticut. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $60,057 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $70,020 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Connecticut

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 14% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Connecticut, 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 101%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Connecticut, 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 Connecticut


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited special education schools in Connecticut is decreasing. In 2006, 574 students graduated from special education courses in Connecticut. And in 2010, 244 students graduated.

This represents a 57% decrease in the number of special education degree or certificate school graduates in Connecticut state. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of special education faculty in Connecticut, growth in the field of special education academia and special education faculty salaries in Connecticut. If you are involved in teaching special education courses to students at the certificate in special education, associates degree in special education, bachelors degree in special education, and masters degree in special education levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future special education faculty in Connecticut. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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