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2023 Best Special Education Schools in West Virginia

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Finding the Best Special Education School for You

Out of the majors we analyze each year, special education was ranked 6th in West Virginia. In fact, 46 were awarded in the state in 2020-2021.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which teaching program is right for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Teaching Degree Search has developed this Best Special Education Schools in West Virginia ranking. Our analysis looked at 4 schools in West Virginia to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for teaching students.

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2023 Best Special Education Schools in West Virginia

The colleges and universities below are the best for special ed majors pursuing a .

Top West Virginia Schools in Special Education


West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Our 2023 rankings named West Virginia University the best school in West Virginia for special education students. Located in the small city of Morgantown, WVU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Concord University

Athens, WV

Out of the 4 schools in West Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Concord University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the town of Athens, Concord University is a public school with a small student population.

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The excellent programs at West Virginia Wesleyan College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best special education schools in West Virginia. West Virginia Wesleyan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Buckhannon.

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Marshall University

Huntington, WV

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Marshall University. It ranked #4 on our 2023 Best Special Education Schools in West Virginia list. Marshall University is a large public school located in the city of Huntington.

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Best Special Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Special Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Kentucky 608
Tennessee 354
North Carolina 477
Georgia 550
Florida 1,103
Virginia 1,238
South Carolina 266
Arkansas 351
Louisiana 103
Mississippi 269
Alabama 437

More Special Education Rankings in West Virginia

One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, special education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Special Ed Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Special Education 24,497
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 3,111
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 1,789
Elementary Special Education 1,625
Other Special Education & Teaching 1,227
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 1,133
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 655
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 540
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 504
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 415
Education of the Deaf 363
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 226
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed 222
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs 181
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness 134
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities 122
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic & Other Physical Health Impairments 47
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 110,226
Educational Administration 46,469
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,297
General Education 29,810
Curriculum & Instruction 19,832

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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