Careers: Master of Education in Special Education

Careers: Master of Education in Special Education
08.08.2024
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In general, graduates of the special education master’s degree program work as intervention specialists (teachers) in various K-12 education settings, including schools, hospitals, vocational training facilities, and other institutions providing educational services for individuals with disabilities. Some graduates of the special education program work as advocates and/or case managers for social agencies.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Special Education Teachers, Elementary School $64,910 < 1%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten $64,910 < 1%
Special Education Teachers, Middle School $66,600 < 1%
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $66,620 < 1%
Adapted Physical Education Specialists $67,190 2-4%

By the numbers

"Special Education Teachers with a master's degree on average earn 24 percent higher wages than bachelor's degree holders."
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
"45 states and Washington D.C. experienced special education teacher shortages in the 2020-21 school year, either in specific grades/special education areas or statewide. Furthermore, Ohio reported a statewide shortage of special education teachers in all grades from Pre-K to Grade 12 during the 2020-21 school year."
U.S. Department of Education
"The median annual salary for special education teachers is $61,030"
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics