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Special Education Schools In West Virginia

Special Education classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited special education schools in West Virginia. The trends in West Virginia'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. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Glenville State College

    200 High Street, Glenville, West Virginia 26351-1292

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. West Virginia University

    Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Special Education Employment

West Virginia 4,470
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In West Virginia

4,380 4,590 4,660 4,810 2,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, the field of special education is shrinking. In 2010 there were 2,130 less special education professionals working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has shrunk by 49% in four years. This decline 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 West Virginia

$37,873 $38,347 $39,023 $40,173 $41,100
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by special education professionals is increasing in West Virginia. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $37,873 per year, and in 2010 they made $41,100 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in West Virginia

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of West Virginia, 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 90%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In West Virginia, 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 West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited special education schools in West Virginia is decreasing. In West Virginia, there were 388 graduates in 2006. And there were 144 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 63%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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The number of special education faculty, growth in the field of special education academia and special education faculty salaries in West Virginia, 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 West Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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