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Special Education Schools in California

There are 49 schools in the state of California offering special education programs. 2,287 students graduated with degrees from California special education schools in 2010. 1,449 of all these students graduated with certificates and 798 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,789 students graduate from programs in this state in special education every year. This accounts for 10% of students who schools in the United States graduate from special education programs. Out of those, 1,449 students graduated with certificates in special education, 39 with a degree at the associate's level, 798 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

49 special education schools are located in California. And out of these, 33 schools are public, while 16 schools are private. Tuition at a private special education school varies from $11,088 to $38,524, while tuition at a public special education school varies from $4,810 to $11,958.

Average tuition for programs in special education is $21,535. The lowest tuition in this western state, which is $4,810 per year, is at California State University-Long Beach, while the highest tuition for special education programs, which is $38,524 each year, is at Chapman University.

Special education schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Special Education Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,789 students graduate from programs in this state in special education every year. This accounts for 10% of students who schools in the United States graduate from special education programs. Out of those, 1,449 students graduated with certificates in special education, 39 with a degree at the associate's level, 798 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

Special Education Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 954
  • Certificate 2007: 885
  • Certificate 2008: 437
  • Certificate 2009: 1240
  • Certificate 2010: 1449
  • Associate 2006: 21
  • Associate 2007: 21
  • Associate 2008: 28
  • Associate 2009: 35
  • Associate 2010: 39
  • Master 2006: 737
  • Master 2007: 821
  • Master 2008: 824
  • Master 2009: 827
  • Master 2010: 798
  • Doctorate 2006: 3
  • Doctorate 2007: 1
  • Doctorate 2008: 2
  • Doctorate 2009: 3
  • Doctorate 2010: 1

Special Education Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 80 programs in special education. Of these programs, about 48.8% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level, the associates level, and the doctoral level.

Special Education Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 39
  • Associate: 13
  • Master: 27
  • Doctorate: 1

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42090
  • 25th Percentile: 52640
  • Median: 63210
  • 75th Percentile: 78020
  • 90th Percentile: 91900

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 45720
  • 25th Percentile: 56750
  • Median: 70910
  • 75th Percentile: 82620
  • 90th Percentile: 93640

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41890
  • 25th Percentile: 50530
  • Median: 63880
  • 75th Percentile: 77190
  • 90th Percentile: 90030

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58440
  • Median Salary 2007: 59470
  • Median Salary 2008: 61970
  • Median Salary 2009: 64040
  • Median Salary 2010: 63210
  • Total Employed 2006: 6460
  • Total Employed 2007: 5430
  • Total Employed 2008: 5630
  • Total Employed 2009: 5250
  • Total Employed 2010: 5250

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 59140
  • Median Salary 2007: 61700
  • Median Salary 2008: 65820
  • Median Salary 2009: 68240
  • Median Salary 2010: 70910
  • Total Employed 2006: 10690
  • Total Employed 2007: 11140
  • Total Employed 2008: 11330
  • Total Employed 2009: 11140
  • Total Employed 2010: 11250

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58420
  • Median Salary 2007: 59400
  • Median Salary 2008: 60990
  • Median Salary 2009: 62780
  • Median Salary 2010: 63880
  • Total Employed 2006: 19250
  • Total Employed 2007: 18010
  • Total Employed 2008: 18570
  • Total Employed 2009: 18780
  • Total Employed 2010: 17410

California vs National Special Education Employment

California vs National Special Education Employment

  • Employed in California: 7.233% (33910)

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1. California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

California State University-Fresno offers one special education program and FS is near the center of the city. Overall, 20,932 students seek degrees in 87 Fresno State programs.

2. Mount St Mary's College

12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
(310) 954-4000

Mount St Mary's College offers one program in special education and it is near Los Angeles, CA. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

3. Chabot College

25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 723-6600

Chabot College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Hayward, CA. It offers three programs in special education. Specifically, students are offered one special education certificate by this school and two special education degrees at the associate's level. This public school is a public 2-year institution.

4. Saint Marys College of California

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 631-4000

Saint Marys College of California is in the suburbs of Moraga, California and it offers one special education program.

5. The University of La Verne

1950 Third St
La Verne, CA 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511x4900

The University of La Verne is located in the suburbs of La Verne, California and it offers one special education program.

6. Gavilan College

5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 848-4800

Gavilan College offers one special education program and it is in Gilroy, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 7,611 students pursue degrees in 91 Gavilan College programs.

7. Alliant International University

10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
(866) 825-5426

Alliant International University is near San Diego, CA. This school offers two programs in special education. Of those, this school offers students one certificate in special education and one degree at the master's level in special education. In terms of programs, it is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering special education.

8. The University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
(209) 946-2011

The University of the Pacific, which is near the center of the city, is located in Stockton, CA and this school offers one special education program. It is a 4-year institution.

9. Taft College

29 Emmons Park Drive
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 763-7700

Founded in 1922, Taft College is a public 2-year institution. It is in Taft, CA. This college offers students 27 certificates and 27 associates level degrees. 7,920 students sought degrees from the 27 programs at this community college in 2010. It offers subjects such as automotive technology, art, and business administration. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

10. Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1915. This college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Santa Ana, CA. This college is the 13th biggest institution in the state of California. This community college offers 78 certificates and 71 degrees at the associates level to students. 31,377 students sought degrees from the 85 programs at this big college in 2010. It offers subjects such as graphic design and chemistry. This college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

11. The Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
(415) 457-4440

The Dominican University of California offers two programs in special education. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in special education by this school and one special education degree at the master's level. This school, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in San Rafael, CA. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of California offering special education programs.

12. La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515-8247
(951) 785-2000

Founded in 1922, La Sierra University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Riverside, CA. LSU offers subjects including biology, human resources, and accounting. It offers students seven certificates, 41 degrees at the bachelors level, 17 masters level degrees, and one doctoral level degree. In 2010, 2,096 students sought degrees from the 53 programs at this school. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it.

13. Rio Hondo College

3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601-1616
(562) 692-0921

Rio Hondo College is located in the suburbs of Whittier, California and it offers one special education program. It is a public 2-year institution.

14. Norco College

2001 Third St
Norco, CA 92860
(951) 372-7000

Norco College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1991. It is located in the suburbs of Norco, California. This college offers students 29 certificates and 24 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 10,540 students sought degrees from the 29 programs at this college. It offers subjects such as special education, technology, and computer programming. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

15. Mills College

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
(510) 430-2255

Mills College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Oakland, CA and this school offers one program in special education. Overall, 1,589 students seek degrees in 60 Mills programs. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering special education programs.

16. Diablo Valley College

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230

Diablo Valley College is located in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California. It offers two programs in special education. Specifically, it offers students one special education certificate and one special education degree at the associate's level. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

17. Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
(916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1916. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Sacramento, CA. It offers subjects including cosmetology and music production. It offers students 75 certificates and 70 degrees at the associates level. 25,039 students sought degrees from the 76 programs at this community college in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits it. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

18. The College of the Canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1899
(661) 259-7800

The College of the Canyons offers one program in special education and it is located in the suburbs of Santa Clarita, California. It is a public 2-year institution.

19. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College offers three special education programs. Specifically, this college offers students two certificates in special education and one associate's level degree in special education. It is near the center of the city. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the second largest institution in the state of California offering special education in terms of programs.

20. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University is located near Los Angeles, CA and it offers one special education program. It is a 4-year institution.

21. Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
(510) 436-1000

Holy Names University, which is 4.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Oakland, CA. HNU offers four special education programs. Of those, HNU offers two special education certificates to students and two master's level degrees in special education. Overall, 1,164 students seek degrees in 61 programs at HNU. This very small school is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering special education programs.

22. West Los Angeles College

9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230-3519
(310) 287-4200

West Los Angeles College offers one special education program and this college is located in the suburbs of Culver City, California. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

23. The University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(619) 260-4600

The University of San Diego is 4.3 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in special education. Overall, 8,201 students pursue degrees in 78 University of San Diego programs.

24. East Los Angeles College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
(323) 265-8650

East Los Angeles College offers one special education program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Monterey Park, CA. 35,100 students seek degrees in 89 East Los Angeles College programs, overall.

25. Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000x8979

Riverside City College offers two special education programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in special education and one special education degree at the associate's level. It is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown. 20,585 students seek degrees in 122 programs at this public college, overall.

26. The University of California - Berkeley

University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6000

The University of California-Berkeley is 1.0 miles from the center of the city and this university offers one program in special education. Overall, 35,833 students seek degrees in 259 programs at this research university. This university is the biggest institution in the state of California offering special education.

27. Chapman University

One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6815

Chapman University offers one special education program and this school is in the center of Orange. 6,881 students seek degrees in 80 programs at this mid-sized school, overall.

28. Merced College

3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348-2898
(209) 384-6000

Merced College is located in Merced, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one special education program. Overall, 11,086 students pursue degrees in 151 Merced College programs.

29. National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

National University, which is very close to La Jolla, California, is in a rural area. This school offers six special education programs. Specifically, this large school offers three special education certificates to students and three master's level degrees in special education.

30. Notre Dame de Namur University

1500 Ralston Ave
Belmont, CA 94002-1908
(650) 508-3500

Notre Dame de Namur University is located in the suburbs of Belmont, California. It offers two special education programs. More specifically, it offers students one special education certificate and one master's level degree in special education. It is a 4-year institution.

31. Los Angeles City College

855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000

Los Angeles City College offers one program in special education and it is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

32. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College offers one program in special education and this college, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Costa Mesa, CA. 24,239 students pursue degrees in 167 Orange Coast College programs, overall.

33. Fresno Pacific University

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

Fresno Pacific University offers three special education programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in special education by this school and two master's level special education degrees. Fresno Pacific is near the center of the city. Overall, 3,356 students seek degrees in 86 programs at Fresno Pacific. It is the third largest institution in the state of California offering special education in terms of programs.

34. Modesto Junior College

435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
(209) 575-6550

Modesto Junior College is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one special education program. It is a public 2-year institution.

35. Santa Monica College

1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
(310) 434-4000

Santa Monica College is 1.2 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in special education. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in special education and one associate's level degree in special education. This college is a public 2-year institution.

36. De Anza College

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 864-5678

De Anza College offers one special education program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Cupertino, CA. This big college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

37. The University of California - Davis

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

The University of California-Davis is located in the suburbs of Davis, California and Davis offers one program in special education. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

38. Allan Hancock College

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966

Allan Hancock College offers two programs in special education. Specifically, it offers one special education certificate to students and one associate's level degree in special education. This college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Santa Maria, CA. 12,108 students pursue degrees in 130 programs at this college, overall.

39. California State University - East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-3000

California State University-East Bay offers one program in special education and CSUEB, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Hayward, CA. Overall, 12,889 students pursue degrees in 69 Cal State East Bay programs.

40. Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
(562) 860-2451

Cerritos College is located in the suburbs of Norwalk, California. It offers two special education programs. More specifically, this community college offers one special education certificate to students and one associate's level special education degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

41. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College offers three programs in special education. Out of those, students are offered two certificates in special education by it and one degree at the associate's level in special education. It is 2.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering special education.

42. California State University - Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300

California State University-Dominguez Hills, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Carson, CA and this school offers one special education program. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. This school ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

43. The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

1499 N. State S.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-2399
(951) 487-6752

The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is located in the suburbs of San Jacinto, California and it offers one program in special education. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

44. Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
(949) 582-4500

Saddleback College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1968. This college is located in the suburbs of Mission Viejo, California. This community college offers subjects including fashion marketing and medical assisting. This college offers 87 certificates and 83 degrees at the associates level to students. 24,793 students sought degrees from the 95 programs at this big college in 2010. This college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

45. Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
(626) 585-7123

Pasadena City College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1924. This college, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Pasadena, CA. It offers students 69 certificates and 65 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 27,023 students sought degrees from the 69 programs at this community college. It offers subjects such as international business and bookkeeping. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

46. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College offers two programs in special education. Specifically, this school offers students one special education certificate and one associate's level degree in special education. This school is in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

47. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Marcos, CA. This college offers two special education programs. Of those, this big college offers one special education certificate to students and one associate's level degree in special education. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering special education.

48. Imperial Valley College

380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, CA 92251-0158
(760) 352-8320

Imperial Valley College, which is only a few miles from Imperial, is located in a rural setting. It offers two programs in special education. More specifically, this big school offers students one certificate in special education and one associate's level degree in special education. This school is a public 2-year institution.

49. Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4000

Santa Clara University offers three programs in special education. Specifically, it offers students two special education certificates and one master's level degree in special education. SCU is near the heart of downtown. This university is a 4-year research institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering special education programs.

50. California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

Founded in 1950, California Baptist University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Riverside, CA. Students are offered 47 bachelors level degrees and 11 masters level degrees by it. 4,715 students pursued degrees from the 54 programs at CBU in 2010. CBU offers subjects such as public relations, communications, and personal training. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it.

51. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in special education. Overall, 33,416 students pursue degrees in 136 programs at this university.

52. Los Angeles Pierce College

6201 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91371-0002
(818) 347-6401

Los Angeles Pierce College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Woodland Hills, CA and it offers one program in special education. Overall, 21,368 students pursue degrees in 117 Los Angeles Pierce College programs.

53. California Lutheran University

60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787
(805) 492-2411

California Lutheran University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Thousand Oaks, CA and it offers one program in special education. 3,931 students pursue degrees in 54 CLU programs, overall. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering special education in terms of programs.

54. Las Positas College

3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA 94551-7650
(925) 424-1000

Founded in 1963, Las Positas College is a public 2-year institution. This school, which is very close to Livermore, California, is in a rural setting. This big school offers students 39 certificates and 41 associates level degrees. In 2010, 9,153 students pursued degrees from the 47 programs at this school. It offers subjects such as healthcare, physics, and criminal justice. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

55. MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
(760) 757-2121

MiraCosta College is in the suburbs of Oceanside, California and this college offers one program in special education. 14,529 students pursue degrees in 171 MiraCosta College programs, overall.

56. San Bernardino Valley College

701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410-2798
(909) 384-4400

Founded in 1926, San Bernardino Valley College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in San Bernardino, CA. It offers subjects including healthcare, biology, and computer science. This college offers students 62 certificates and 50 degrees at the associates level. 13,822 students pursued degrees from the 62 programs at this college in 2010. This large college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

57. Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
(818) 947-2600

Los Angeles Valley College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Valley Glen, CA. It offers two programs in special education. Specifically, this community college offers students one certificate in special education and one associate's level degree in special education. This college is a public 2-year institution.

58. California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

California State University-Northridge is located in the center of Northridge and Cal State Northridge offers one program in special education. CSUN is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

59. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles offers one program in special education and Cal State L.A. is 4.2 miles from the center of the city. Overall, 20,142 students seek degrees in 104 programs at CSULA. CSLA ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.