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Special Education Schools in Pennsylvania

There are 48 schools in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education programs. In 2010, 1,521 students graduated with degrees from Pennsylvania special education schools. 787 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 684 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,482 students graduate from special education programs in Pennsylvania per year. This accounts for 5% of special education students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 33 students graduated with certificates in special education, six with an associate's level degree, 787 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 684 with a degree at the master's level, and 11 with a degree at the doctorate level.

48 special education schools are located in Pennsylvania. Of these, while 28 schools are private, 20 schools are public. Public special education school tuition varies from $7,456 to $15,250, while tuition at a private special education school varies from $15,140 to $39,780.

Average tuition for special education programs is $21,014. While the highest tuition for special education programs, which is $39,780 per year, is at Lehigh University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,456 per year, is at the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania special education schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Special Education Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,482 students graduate from special education programs in Pennsylvania per year. This accounts for 5% of special education students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 33 students graduated with certificates in special education, six with an associate's level degree, 787 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 684 with a degree at the master's level, and 11 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Special Education Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 10
  • Certificate 2007: 6
  • Certificate 2008: 18
  • Certificate 2009: 43
  • Certificate 2010: 33
  • Associate 2006: 16
  • Associate 2007: 7
  • Associate 2008: 10
  • Associate 2009: 7
  • Associate 2010: 6
  • Bachelor 2006: 770
  • Bachelor 2007: 773
  • Bachelor 2008: 787
  • Bachelor 2009: 833
  • Bachelor 2010: 787
  • Master 2006: 594
  • Master 2007: 637
  • Master 2008: 618
  • Master 2009: 607
  • Master 2010: 684
  • Doctorate 2006: 9
  • Doctorate 2007: 9
  • Doctorate 2008: 10
  • Doctorate 2009: 14
  • Doctorate 2010: 11

Special Education Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania schools offer a total of 98 programs in special education. Of these programs, about 41.8% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Special Education Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Certificate: 10
  • Associate: 3
  • Bachelor: 41
  • Master: 41
  • Doctorate: 3

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39910
  • 25th Percentile: 47940
  • Median: 58430
  • 75th Percentile: 74290
  • 90th Percentile: 91580

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 38600
  • 25th Percentile: 44900
  • Median: 55830
  • 75th Percentile: 70010
  • 90th Percentile: 85480

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 35450
  • 25th Percentile: 42300
  • Median: 53230
  • 75th Percentile: 67530
  • 90th Percentile: 81360

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49500
  • Median Salary 2007: 50420
  • Median Salary 2008: 52880
  • Median Salary 2009: 56570
  • Median Salary 2010: 58430
  • Total Employed 2006: 4280
  • Total Employed 2007: 4600
  • Total Employed 2008: 5080
  • Total Employed 2009: 5530
  • Total Employed 2010: 4630

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 51210
  • Median Salary 2007: 51910
  • Median Salary 2008: 52840
  • Median Salary 2009: 54600
  • Median Salary 2010: 55830
  • Total Employed 2006: 7310
  • Total Employed 2007: 6110
  • Total Employed 2008: 6250
  • Total Employed 2009: 6990
  • Total Employed 2010: 7390

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50905
  • Median Salary 2007: 52680
  • Median Salary 2008: 51310
  • Median Salary 2009: 51920
  • Median Salary 2010: 53230
  • Total Employed 2006: 11020
  • Total Employed 2007: 11080
  • Total Employed 2008: 12590
  • Total Employed 2009: 11160
  • Total Employed 2010: 10030

Pennsylvania vs National Special Education Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Special Education Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 4.703% (22050)

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1. The Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

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Mansfield, PA 16933
(570) 662-4000

The Mansfield University of Pennsylvania offers two special education programs. More specifically, students are offered one special education degree at the bachelor's level by Mansfield and one special education degree at the master's level. Mansfield is a public 4-year institution.

2. The Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319-0200
(610) 399-2000

The Cheyney University of Pennsylvania offers two programs in special education. More specifically, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in special education to students and one special education degree at the master's level. This school is located in the suburbs of Cheyney, Pennsylvania. Overall, 1,586 students seek degrees in 22 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania programs.

3. Lancaster Bible College

901 Eden Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601-5036
(717) 569-7071

Lancaster Bible College is in the suburbs of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and it offers one special education program.

4. The University of Scranton

800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4629
(570) 941-7400

The University of Scranton is in the center of Scranton. This school offers three special education programs. Out of those, it offers students two special education degrees at the bachelor's level and one master's level degree in special education. 6,070 students pursue degrees in 122 programs at this school, overall.

5. Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Great Valley

30 E Swedesford Rd
Malvern, PA 19355-1488
(610) 648-3200

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley is located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one program in special education. 795 students seek degrees in nine programs at this school, overall.

6. Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196
(610) 606-4666

Cedar Crest College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Allentown, PA. It offers six programs in special education. More specifically, it offers two special education certificates to students, three bachelor's level special education degrees, and one master's level degree in special education. This school is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. This school is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education in terms of programs.

7. Juniata College

1700 Moore St
Huntingdon, PA 16652-2196
(814) 641-3000

Juniata College is in Huntingdon, PA. It offers two programs in special education. It offers two bachelor's level special education degrees to students. Overall, 1,593 students seek degrees in 65 programs at this liberal arts college. In terms of programs, this school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education.

8. Lock Haven University

401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745-2390
(570) 484-2011

Lock Haven University offers two programs in special education. The Haven offers two bachelor's level special education degrees to students. LHU is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

9. Albright College

1621 N. 13th St.
Reading, PA 19612-5234
(610) 921-2381

Albright College, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Reading, PA. It offers two special education programs. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level degree in special education to students and one degree at the master's level in special education. 2,401 students pursue degrees in 48 programs at this school, overall. In terms of programs, Albright is the tenth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education.

10. Cabrini College

610 King of Prussia Rd
Radnor, PA 19087-3698
(610) 902-8100

Cabrini College offers one program in special education and it is in the suburbs of Radnor, Pennsylvania. Overall, 3,457 students seek degrees in 38 programs at Cabrini.

11. Gwynedd Mercy College

1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901
(215) 646-7300

Gwynedd Mercy College is in the suburbs of Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania. GMC offers two special education programs. More specifically, students are offered one special education degree at the bachelor's level by it and one special education degree at the master's level. Mercy is a 4-year institution.

12. The Clarion University of Pennsylvania

840 Wood St
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 393-2000

The Clarion University of Pennsylvania offers two special education programs. Out of those, this school offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in special education and one special education degree at the master's level. This mid-sized school is a public 4-year institution.

13. DeSales University

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034-9568
(610) 282-1100

DeSales University is located in the suburbs of Center Valley, Pennsylvania and this school offers one special education program. 3,199 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at DeSales, overall.

14. Salus University

8360 Old York Rd
Elkins Park, PA 19027-6262
(215) 780-1400

Salus University is in the suburbs of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. It offers two special education programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in special education by this school and one master's level degree in special education.

15. Widener University - Main

One University Place
Chester, PA 19013-5792
(610) 499-4000

Widener University-Main is located in the suburbs of Chester, Pennsylvania. Widener offers two programs in special education. Of those, Widener offers students one special education degree at the bachelor's level and one master's level degree in special education. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in special education.

16. The West Chester University of Pennsylvania

University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-1000

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers three programs in special education. Of those, this school offers one special education certificate to students, one special education degree at the bachelor's level, and one special education degree at the master's level. This big school is in the suburbs of West Chester, Pennsylvania. 14,490 students seek degrees in 100 programs at this school, overall.

17. Saint Joseph's University

5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
(610) 660-1000

Saint Joseph's University, which is 4.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Philadelphia, PA. It offers three programs in special education. More specifically, this school offers one bachelor's level degree in special education to students and two master's level degrees in special education. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education in terms of programs.

18. La Salle University

1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
(215) 951-1000

La Salle University, which is 6.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Philadelphia, PA and it offers one special education program. Overall, 6,636 students pursue degrees in 104 La Salle programs. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education programs.

19. Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693
(215) 248-7000

Chestnut Hill College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1924. CHC, which is near the center of the city, is in Philadelphia, PA. This school offers students two certificates, two associates level degrees, 38 bachelors level degrees, 13 masters level degrees, and one doctoral level degree. In 2010, 2,414 students pursued degrees from the 49 programs at CHC. Chestnut Hill offers subjects including marketing, early childhood education, and theology. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits CHC. CHC is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

20. Marywood University

2300 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18509-1598
(570) 348-6211

Marywood University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Scranton, PA. It offers four programs in special education. Of those, Marywood offers two special education degrees at the bachelor's level to students and two special education degrees at the master's level. It is a 4-year institution.

21. California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave
California, PA 15419-1394
(724) 938-4400

California University of Pennsylvania offers two programs in special education. More specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in special education and one master's level special education degree. This school is a public 4-year institution. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in special education.

22. Misericordia University

301 Lake St
Dallas, PA 18612-1098
(570) 674-6400

Misericordia University offers one program in special education and it is in the suburbs of Dallas, Pennsylvania. 2,812 students seek degrees in 42 programs at MU, overall.

23. The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999
(570) 422-3211

The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania offers two programs in special education. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in special education by it and one degree at the master's level in special education. It is a public 4-year institution.

24. Seton Hill University

1 Seton Hill Dr
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 834-2200

Seton Hill University is in the suburbs of Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Seton Hill offers one special education program. 2,258 students seek degrees in 74 programs at Seton Hill, overall.

25. Mercyhurst College

501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824-2000

Mercyhurst College offers four programs in special education. Of those, students are offered one special education certificate by it, two special education degrees at the bachelor's level, and one special education degree at the master's level. This liberal arts college, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Erie, PA. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

26. The Millersville University of Pennsylvania

1 South George Street- Lyle Hall
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
(717) 872-3024

The Millersville University of Pennsylvania offers three programs in special education. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in special education by this school and two special education degrees at the master's level. This school is in the suburbs of Millersville, Pennsylvania. This mid-sized school is a public 4-year institution.

27. Wilkes University

84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(570) 408-5000

Wilkes University offers one special education program and it is located in the center of Wilkes-Barre. This school is a 4-year institution.

28. Carlow University

3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
(412) 578-6000

Carlow University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Carlow offers two programs in special education. Out of those, this liberal arts college offers one bachelor's level special education degree to students and one master's level degree in special education. It is a 4-year institution.

29. Lehigh University

27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3000

Lehigh University offers two programs in special education. Out of those, students are offered one special education degree at the master's level by it and one degree at the doctorate level in special education. Lehigh, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Bethlehem, PA. It is a 4-year research institution. In terms of programs, Lehigh is the third largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education.

30. La Roche College

9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-5898
(412) 367-9300

La Roche College offers one special education program and it is located in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education in terms of programs.

31. The Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
(717) 477-7447

The Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania offers one program in special education. This school is a public 4-year institution.

32. Arcadia University

450 S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
(215) 572-2900

Arcadia University is located in the suburbs of Glenside, Pennsylvania. It offers two programs in special education. Of those, Arcadia offers students one master's level degree in special education and one special education degree at the doctorate level. Overall, 3,983 students seek degrees in 87 Arcadia University programs. Arcadia is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in special education.

33. The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 E Second St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-4000

The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania offers three special education programs. Of those, students are offered one special education degree at the bachelor's level by this school and two degrees at the master's level in special education. 10,091 students pursue degrees in 63 programs at BU, overall. In terms of programs, Bloomsburg University is the third largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education.

34. Pennsylvania State University - Main

201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802-1589
(814) 865-4700

Pennsylvania State University-Main offers three programs in special education. Of those, PSU offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in special education, one master's level special education degree, and one doctorate level special education degree. This big university, which is near the center of the city, is located in University Park, PA. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the eighth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education in terms of programs.

35. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana, PA 15705-1098
(724) 357-2100

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers three special education programs. Out of those, students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in special education by it and one master's level degree in special education. Overall, 15,126 students pursue degrees in 116 IUP programs. It is the third largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education.

36. Reading Area Community College

10 S Second St
Reading, PA 19603-1706
(610) 372-4721

Reading Area Community College is located in the center of Reading and it offers one program in special education. This medium-sized college is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania. This college ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.

37. Alvernia University

400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607-1799
(610) 796-8200

Alvernia University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Reading, PA. It offers two special education programs. Out of those, this school offers one special education degree at the bachelor's level to students and one special education degree at the master's level.

38. Chatham University

Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 365-1100

Chatham University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Pittsburgh, PA and Catham offers one program in special education. This school is a 4-year institution.

39. The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

15200 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
(610) 683-4000

The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers three special education programs. Students are offered three bachelor's level degrees in special education by it. KU is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education.

40. Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
(610) 799-2121

Lehigh Carbon Community College offers one special education program and this college, which is very close to Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, is located in a rural area. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the second oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in special education.

41. Temple University

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
(215) 204-7000

Temple University, which is 2.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Philadelphia, PA and this university offers one program in special education. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

42. Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-6000

Duquesne University is located in the center of Pittsburgh. It offers two programs in special education. More specifically, this medium-sized university offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in special education and one master's level degree in special education. It is one of 10 research universities in Pennsylvania.

43. Geneva College

3200 College Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010-3599
(724) 846-5100

Geneva College is located in the suburbs of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. It offers two special education programs. Specifically, students are offered one special education degree at the bachelor's level by this school and one master's level degree in special education. Overall, 2,071 students pursue degrees in 44 Geneva College programs.

44. Lebanon Valley College

101 N College Ave
Annville, PA 17003-1400
(717) 867-6100

Founded in 1866, Lebanon Valley College is a 4-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Annville, Pennsylvania. This school offers subjects including music, special education, and liberal arts. Students are offered three certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 38 bachelors level degrees, three degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level by it. 2,065 students pursued degrees from the 41 programs at LVC in 2010. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits this liberal arts college. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

45. Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114-2009
(215) 637-7700

Holy Family University is located near Philadelphia, PA. Holy Family offers two special education programs. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in special education by Holy Family and one special education degree at the master's level. Overall, 3,270 students pursue degrees in 67 programs at this small school.

46. King's College

133 N River St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711-0801
(570) 208-5900

King's College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1946. It is located in the suburbs of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. It offers eight certificates, five degrees at the associates level, 37 bachelors level degrees, and six degrees at the masters level to students. In 2010, 2,725 students pursued degrees from the 45 programs at this liberal arts college. It offers subjects including business and special education. King's is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This school is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

47. The University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-4141

The University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh is near the heart of downtown and Pitt offers one special education program. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. Pitt is the seventh largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education in terms of programs.

48. The Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1383
(724) 738-9000

The Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania offers two programs in special education. More specifically, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in special education to students and one degree at the master's level in special education. Overall, 8,852 students seek degrees in 51 programs at SRU.

49. The Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

219 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444-0001
(814) 732-2000

The Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers five special education programs. More specifically, students are offered two special education certificates by this school, one associate's level special education degree, one special education degree at the bachelor's level, and one special education degree at the master's level. It is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

50. The York College Pennsylvania

441 Country Club Rd
York, PA 17403-3651
(717) 846-7788

The York College Pennsylvania is in the suburbs of York, Pennsylvania and YCP offers one program in special education. This school is a 4-year institution. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering special education programs.

51. Saint Vincent College

300 Fraser Purchase Rd
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
(724) 539-9761

Saint Vincent College is located in the suburbs of Latrobe, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in special education. 1,937 students seek degrees in 54 programs at this school, overall.