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Special Education Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 15 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Minnesota'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. Walden University

    155 Fifth Ave S, Suite 100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

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  2. Augsburg College

    2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

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  3. Bemidji State University

    1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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  4. Bethel University in Saint Paul

    3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112-6902

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  5. Concordia University-Saint Paul

    275 Syndicate Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-5494

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  6. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  7. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. University of Minnesota-Duluth

    515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

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  9. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  10. Saint Cloud State University

    720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

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  11. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minnesota 55987-1399

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. University of St Thomas in Saint Paul

    2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1078

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  13. Southwest Minnesota State University

    1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468

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  14. Winona State University

    8th and Johnson St, Winona, Minnesota 55987-5838

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Special Education Employment

Minnesota 11,310
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Minnesota

11,560 12,270 12,340 12,230 5,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in Minnesota. In Minnesota, 6,030 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 52%. 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 Minnesota

$48,947 $50,990 $51,710 $52,923 $53,630
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by special education professionals is increasing in Minnesota. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $48,947 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $53,630 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Minnesota

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 9% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Minnesota, 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 111%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Minnesota, 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 Minnesota


As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited special education schools in Minnesota state is decreasing. In 2006, 1,069 students graduated from special education courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 668 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 38%. 49% of these graduates received a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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