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400 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
1,657 Master's Degrees Annually
#25 in Popularity
$62,500 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Special Education & Teaching Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other special education and teaching graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,658
Bachelor’s Degree 400
Graduate Certificate 143
Undergraduate Certificate 20
Doctor’s Degree 12
Basic Certificate 9

What Other Special Education & Teaching Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to other special education and teaching and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Other Special Ed Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in other special education and teaching should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Skills for Other Special Ed Majors

A major in other special education and teaching prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities for Other Special Ed Majors

Other Special Education and Teaching majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

What Can You Do With a Other Special Education & Teaching Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other special education and teaching:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Adapted Physical Education Specialists 9.9% $56,680

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Special Education & Teaching?

400 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
89% Percent Women
16% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 89% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other special education and teaching majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Special Ed Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 326
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

How Much Do Other Special Education & Teaching Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to other special education and teaching is $62,500. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with other special education and teaching require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to other special education and teaching have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Bachelor’s Degree 47.2%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 22.0%
Master’s Degree 28.3%
First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession. 3.1%

Online Other Special Education & Teaching Programs

In 2018-2019, 123 schools offered a other special education and teaching program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 6 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 2 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 3 1
Bachelor’s Degree 28 3
Post-Baccalaureate 6 1
Master’s Degree 69 24
Post-Master’s 7 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Special Education & Teaching Worth It?

The median salary for a other special education and teaching grad is $62,500 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 57% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $452,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other special education and teaching.

Major Number of Grads
General Special Education 20,414
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 2,193
Elementary Special Education 1,313
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 924
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 532
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 500
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 476
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 458
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 434
Education of the Deaf 358
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed 240
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness 160
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 152
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 115
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic & Other Physical Health Impairments 63
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs 56
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries 9

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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