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Saint Joseph’s University Launches New Interactive Infographic on the Prevalence, Requirements and Outlook for Teaching Students with Special Education Needs

Providing Teachers the Information Needed for a Competitive Advantage

Philadelphia, Penn. (February 4, 2013) – The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports many school districts are having trouble finding an adequate number of certified special education teachers*. Students with disabilities and learning impairments are routinely integrated into mainstream classrooms. This integration has increased the need for teachers to have additional skills to meet these students’ educational, social, emotional and vocational needs.

As a fact finding source of information, Saint Joseph’s University has created an interactive tool to give teachers a clear picture of the prevalence, requirements and outlook for teaching students with special education needs by state. This tool includes information such as:

  • Total students reported with disabilities
  • Top diagnosed disabilities
  • Annual compensation
  • Career outlook
  • State clearance requirements

To use this interactive tool, please visit

Saint Joseph’s University understands the need for teachers looking to fortify their marketability in today’s teaching field. Advanced training in special educationmeets the pressing demands of today’s schools. SJU offers an online Master of Science in Special Education that includes concentrations and certifications to empower teachers to have a transformative impact on students with special needs while engaging employer interest to help them advance their career.

To learn more about Saint Joseph’s University’s online programs in Special Education, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with a Program Manager or request more information and we’ll reach out to you within 24 hours!

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-2011 Edition, accessed 12/1/2011

About Saint Joseph’s University: Founded in 1851, Saint Joseph’s University is a not-for-profit, Jesuit, Catholic university welcoming students of all faiths with the goal of producing graduates who will use their skills to improve the common good by promoting tolerance, compassion and social justice. Saint Joseph’s University has been ranked the #8 Best Regional University, as well as among the top 15 master’s universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the past 15 consecutive years. Accreditation is by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and programs are offered both on campus and online.

Date Published: 
Monday, February 4, 2013