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Basic Certificates in General Special Education

220 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in teaching students with disabilities. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 35% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.4% of teaching students with disabilities graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Teaching Students with Disabilities Majors

In 2019-2020, 220 earned their basic certificate in teaching students with disabilities. This makes it the 9th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in teaching students with disabilities at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 13,712
Bachelor’s Degree 6,588
Graduate Certificate 1,375
Doctor’s Degree 234
Basic Certificate 220
Associate Degree 69
Undergraduate Certificate 46

Earnings of Teaching Students with Disabilities Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in teaching students with disabilities. About 85.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 32
Women 188
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The racial-ethnic distribution of teaching students with disabilities basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 52
White 130
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 20
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There are 27 colleges that offer a basic certificate in teaching students with disabilities. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Below are some popular majors that are similar to teaching students with disabilities that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Early Childhood Special Education 222
Teaching for Autism 49
Teaching for the Deaf 32
Secondary Special Education 25
Other Special Education & Teaching 12

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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