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Special Education Schools In Delaware

In Delaware, there are 3 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education training in Delaware, which includes special education training at the following levels:


  1. Delaware State University

    1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901

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

    Newark, Delaware 19716

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Wilmington University

    320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, Delaware 19720

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Delaware Vs. National Special Education Employment

Delaware 2,290
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Delaware

1,480 1,510 2,230 2,470 1,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Delaware, special education is a growing field. There were 280 more special education professionals working in Delaware in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 19% growth in the field. This growth is slower 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 Delaware

$53,820 $53,253 $53,427 $53,363 $48,090
$46,948 $48,366 $50,236 $51,531 $51,081
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Delaware, as the number of special education professionals is growing, the salaries earned by special education professionals are decreasing. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $53,820 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,090 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Delaware

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 12% decline in special education professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Delaware, 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 110%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Delaware

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Delaware, 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 Delaware


As the number of special education professionals is increasing in Delaware state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited special education schools in Delaware state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 166 special education graduates from special education courses in Delaware and in 2010 there were 124 graduates.

Thus there was a 25% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Delaware. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Delaware

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The number of special education faculty, growth in the field of special education academia and special education faculty salaries in Delaware, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching special education courses to students at the 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 Delaware. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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