Alabama

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

82,997

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$50,763

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay
  • Autism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Two copies of identification fingerprint cards
  • Chest X-Ray or TB test within 12 months
  • Background review - ($49.00 non-refundable)

Career Outlook: Expected to grow by 18% by 2018

Approximately 2,350 special education professionals are currently working in Alabama. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 18%, or to 2,790 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Alabama, 2012

Alaska

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

17,893

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$71,700

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay
  • Autism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Two copies of identification fingerprint cards
  • Chest X-Ray or TB test within 12 months
  • One set of fingerprints ($32.00 processing charge)

Career Outlook: Expected to decrease by 0% by 2018

An estimated 520 special education professionals currently work in Alaska, which is projected to remain the same through 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Alaska, 2012

Arkansas

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

65,039

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$47,323

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Both state police and FBI background check
  • Completion of a State police fingerprinting card
  • Chest X-Ray or TB test within past 12 months

Career Outlook: Expected to grow by 32% by 2018

An estimated 1,400 special education professionals work in Arkansas, which is projected to grow to 1,840 by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Arkansas, 2012

Arizona

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

125,866

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$45,260

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Two copies of identification fingerprint cards
  • Chest X-Ray or TB test within 12 months
  • Background review - ($66.00 non-refundable)

Career Outlook: Expected to grow by 32% by 2018

You can expect to earn a salary of anywhere from less than $27,199 per year to more than $55,730 per year. The median salary for special education professionals in Arizona is $38,115 per year.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Arizona, 2012

California

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

673,428

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$65,370

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Autism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Fingerprinting for the FBI and California Department of justice

Career Outlook: Expects 20% increase by 2018

Approximately 19,200 special education professionals are currently working in California. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 20%, or to 23,200 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in California, 2012

Colorado

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

83,765

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$52,853

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Orthopedic Impairments

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Submit to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) a complete set of fingerprints

Career Outlook: Expects 20% increase by 2018

Approximately 2,840 special education professionals are currently working in Colorado. This number is projected to increase to 3,410 by the year 2018. This indicates a 20% change in the number of special education professionals in Colorado.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Colorado, 2012

Connecticut

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

68,738

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$70,407

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Autism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Complete state and federal criminal background check
  • Police record examination
  • Fingerprinting

Career Outlook: Expects 19% growth by 2018

An estimated 2,770 special education professionals are in Connecticut state. And the government projects that this number will increase by 19%, or to 3,310 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Connecticut, 2012

Delaware

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

19,348

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$58,290

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Complete state and federal criminal background check.
  • Child protection registry check

Career Outlook: Expects 12% growth by 2018

Approximately 1,220 special education professionals are currently working in Delaware. And the government projects that this number will increase by 12%, or to 1,370 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Delaware, 2012

Florida

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

376,576

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$53,017

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Fingerprinting
  • Police record examination

Career Outlook: Expects 19% growth by 2018

An estimated 10,610 special education professionals are in Florida state. And the government projects that this number will increase by 19%, or to 12,650 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Florida, 2012

Georgia

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

177,070

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$52,400

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Fingerprinting

Career Outlook: Expects 38% growth by 2018

An estimated 9,340 special education professionals are in Georgia state. This number is projected to increase to 12,880 by the year 2018. This indicates a 38% change in the number of special education professionals in Georgia.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Georgia, 2012

Hawaii

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

19,957

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$49,770

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Delay
  • Autism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 17% growth by 2018

Approximately 1,440 special education professionals are currently working in Hawaii. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 17%, or to 1,680 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Hawaii, 2012

Idaho

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

27,787

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$46,340

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 38% growth by 2018

There were no projections for this occupation in this region.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Idaho, 2012

Illinois

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

313,583

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$61,790

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Fingerprint-based criminal history records checks

Career Outlook: Expects 23% growth by 2018

An estimated 10,440 special education professionals are in Illinois state. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 23%, or to 12,840 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Illinois, 2012

Indiana

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

172,095

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$50,943

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 19% growth by 2018

An estimated 3,610 special education professionals are in Indiana state. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 19%, or to 4,320 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Indiana, 2012

Iowa

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

66,636

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$45,997

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Retardation
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 17% growth by 2018

An estimated 2,920 special education professionals are in Iowa state. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 17%, or to 3,450 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Iowa, 2012

Kansas

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

66,219

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$49,350

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Fingerprinting will be required for all expired certificates/licenses

Career Outlook: Expects 23% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 2,370 special education professionals working in Kansas. And the government projects that this number will increase by 23%, or to 2,940 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Kansas, 2012

Kentucky

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

106,045

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$49,677

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check - at the local school district

Career Outlook: Expects 19% growth by 2018

Approximately 3,260 special education professionals currently work in Kentucky, which is expected to increase to 3,890 by 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Kentucky, 2012

Louisiana

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

85,119

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$48,843

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check - at the point of hire

Career Outlook: Expects 18% growth by 2018

An estimated 1,320 special education professionals are in Louisiana state. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 18%, or to 1,560 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Louisiana, 2012

Maine

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

32,766

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$46,643

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Multiple Disabilities

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 6% growth by 2018

An estimated 1,710 special education professionals are in Maine state. And the government projects that this number will increase by 6%, or to 1,830 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Maine, 2012

Massachusetts

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

167,297

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$61,800

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Chest X-Ray or TB test within 12 months

Career Outlook: Expects 13% growth by 2018

An estimated 8,370 special education professionals are in Massachusetts state. And the government projects that this number will increase by 13%, or to 9,480 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Massachusetts, 2012

Maryland

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

103,018

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$67,917

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Autism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 18% growth by 2018

Approximately 4,460 special education professionals work in Maryland, which is projected to increase to 5,270 by 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Maryland, 2012

Michigan

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

227,973

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$57,403

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 10% growth by 2018

Approximately 5,470 special education professionals are currently working in Michigan. This number is projected to increase to 6,030 by the year 2018. This indicates a 10% change in the number of special education professionals in Michigan.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Michigan, 2012

Minnesota

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

121,359

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$59,223

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • National and State fingerprint check

Career Outlook: Expects 11% growth by 2018

This number is projected to increase to 6,040 by the year 2018. This indicates a 11% change in the number of special education professionals in Minnesota.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Minnesota, 2012

Mississippi

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

63,988

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$44,217

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • No background check required

Career Outlook: Expects 12% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 2,410 special education professionals working in Mississippi. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 12%, or to 2,720 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Mississippi, 2012

Missouri

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

129,886

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$50,417

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 18% growth by 2018

In Missouri, there are currently about 5,980 special education professionals. And the government projects that this number will increase by 18%, or to 7,100 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Missouri, 2012

Montana

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

17,213

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$41,457

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Must be of 'good moral and professional character.'

Career Outlook: Expects 11% growth by 2018

Approximately 440 special education professionals are currently working in Montana. And the government projects that this number will increase by 11%, or to 490 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Montana, 2012

North Dakota

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

13,262

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$46,925

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • FBI background check
  • Fingerprinting

Career Outlook: Expects 10% growth by 2018

Approximately 810 special education professionals are currently working in North Dakota. And the government projects that this number will increase by 10%, or to 890 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in North Dakota, 2012

New York

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

461,470

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$72,553

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background check
  • Fingerprint clearance

Career Outlook: Expects 14% growth by 2018

In New York, there are currently about 22,630 special education professionals. And the government projects that this number will increase by 14%, or to 25,980 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in New York, 2012

North Carolina

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

184,893

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$44,827

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background check required at the district level

Career Outlook: Expects 16% growth by 2018

Approximately 8,780 special education professionals are currently working in North Carolina. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 16%, or to 10,240 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in North Carolina, 2012

Nevada

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

48,115

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$53,735

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Chest X-Ray or TB skin test
  • Must be a U.S citizen or have a permanent resident status.

Career Outlook: Expects 16% growth by 2018

An estimated 1,090 special education professionals are in Nevada state. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 16%, or to 1,270 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Nevada, 2012

New Hampshire

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

30,210

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$52,270

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Completion of a teacher preparation program
  • Verification of student teaching experience

Career Outlook: Expects 18% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 1,020 special education professionals working in New Hampshire. This number is projected to increase to 1,220 by the year 2018. This indicates a 18% change in the number of special education professionals in New Hampshire.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in New Hampshire, 2012

New Jersey

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

229,066

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$65,960

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Multiple Disabilities

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Criminal history record check at the point of hire
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America.
  • Applicants applying for instructional certification must pass an examination in physiology and hygiene, including the effects of narcotics and alcohol

Career Outlook: Expects 14% growth by 2018

In New Jersey, there are currently about 10,850 special education professionals. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 14%, or to 12,400 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in New Jersey, 2012

Nebraska

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

43,470

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$48,153

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Must be of 'good moral and professional character.'
  • Must not have any felony conviction or misdemeanor involving abuse, neglect, or sexual misconduct.
  • Must have not been determined mentally incompetent.

Career Outlook: Expects 18% growth by 2018

In Nebraska, there are currently about 1,520 special education professionals. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 18%, or to 1,800 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Nebraska, 2012

New Mexico

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

45,782

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$51,197

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check

Career Outlook: Expects 20% spike by 2018

In New Mexico, there are currently about 1,670 special education professionals, and the government projects that this number will increase by 20%, or to 2,010 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in New Mexico, 2012

Ohio

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

263,396

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$54,073

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Must be of 'good moral and professional character.'

Career Outlook: Expects 11% growth by 2018

Approximately 7,270 special education professionals are currently working in Ohio. And the government projects that this number will increase by 11%, or to 8,110 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Ohio, 2012

Oklahoma

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

95,186

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$44,610

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Delay
  • Speech or Language Impairments

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background check not required; however, the districts have the option of requiring a background check

Career Outlook: Expects 19% growth by 2018

Approximately 2,490 special education professionals are currently working in Oklahoma. And the government projects that this number will increase by 19%, or to 2,980 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Oklahoma, 2012

Oregon

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

80,062

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$55,217

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Autism
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background check
  • Fingerprints

Career Outlook: Expects 7% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 1,970 special education professionals working in Oregon. This number is projected to increase to 2,110 by the year 2018. This indicates a 7% change in the number of special education professionals in Oregon.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Oregon, 2012

Pennsylvania

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

294,595

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$62,237

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Child Abuse Clearance Act 151
  • Criminal Background check by PA state police Act 34
  • FBI Fingerprint clearance Act 114

Career Outlook: Expects 7% growth by 2018

Approximately 11,700 special education professionals are currently working in Pennsylvania. This number is projected to increase to 12,500 by the year 2018. This indicates a 7% change in the number of special education professionals in Pennsylvania.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Pennsylvania, 2012

Rhode Island

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

26,332

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$70,823

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Complete a major or the equivalent in the area of endorsement
  • Complete a minimum of 12 weeks of student teaching and a minimum of 60 hours field experience prior to student teaching

Career Outlook: Expects 15% growth by 2018

Approximately 420 special education professionals are currently working in Rhode Island. And the government projects that this number will increase by 15%, or to 480 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Rhode Island, 2012

South Carolina

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

101,039

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$49,513

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Applicants must undergo a criminal records check by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
  • Have a national criminal records check supported by fingerprints conducted by the FBI

Career Outlook: Expects 22% growth by 2018

An estimated 2,460 special education professionals are in South Carolina state. And the government projects that this number will increase by 22%, or to 3,020 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in South Carolina, 2012

South Dakota

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

17,907

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$39,903

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • District level background check

Career Outlook: Expects 6% growth by 2018

There is approximately 1,455 Special Education professionals are in South Dakota, this is expected to increase by 6% by 2018 or an estimate of 1,545 Special Education practitioners.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in South Dakota, 2012

Texas

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

444,198

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$52,283

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Autism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • National fingerprint-based background check

Career Outlook: Expects 41% growth by 2018

In Texas, there are currently about 14,410 special education professionals. This number is projected to increase to 20,410 by the year 2018. This indicates a 41% change in the number of special education professionals in Texas.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Texas, 2012

Tennessee

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

119,016

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$46,973

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay
  • Mental Retardation

State Clearance Requirements:

  • District level background check

Career Outlook: Expects 22% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 4,590 special education professionals working in Tennessee. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 22%, or to 5,640 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Tennessee, 2012

Utah

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

67,781

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$49,223

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Background check

Career Outlook: Expects 37% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 1,610 special education professionals working in Utah. And the government projects that this number will increase by 37%, or to 2,210 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Utah, 2012

Vermont

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

14,163

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$53,933

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Development Delay
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Speech or Language Impairments

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Fingerprint authorization Certification Form
  • Notarized Criminal record Check

Career Outlook: Expects 8% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 670 special education professionals working in Vermont. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 8%, or to 730 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Vermont, 2012

Virginia

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:


Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$58,880

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Austism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Fingerprint authorization Certification Form
  • Both state police and FBI background check.

Career Outlook: Expects 26% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 7,140 special education professionals working in Virginia. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 26%, or to 9,000 special education professionals.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Virginia, 2012

West Virginia

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

46,169

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$41,803

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Fingerprint authorization Certification Form
  • Both state police and FBI background check.

Career Outlook: Expects 9% growth by 2018

An estimated 2,520 special education professionals are in West Virginia state. This number is projected to increase to 2,760 by the year 2018. This indicates a 9% change in the number of special education professionals in West Virginia.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in West Virginia, 2012

Wisconsin

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

125,503

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$53,253

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Emotional Disturbance

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Submit fingerprints to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) with their applications

Career Outlook: Expects 7% growth by 2018

Approximately 3,840 special education professionals are currently working in Wisconsin. And the government projects that this number will increase by 7%, or to 4,120 special education professionals by the year 2018.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Wisconsin, 2012

Washington

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

126,024

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$58,763

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Delay
  • Autism

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Fingerprints

Career Outlook: Expects 12% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 2,870 special education professionals working in Washington State. This number is projected to increase to 3,230 by the year 2018. This indicates a 12% change in the number of special education professionals in Washington State.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Washington, 2012

Wyoming

Total Students in State Reported with Disabilities:

15,098

Total Students in Nation Reported with Disabilities:

6,480,540

Annual
Compensation:

National:
$53,220
State:
$57,840

Top Diagnosed Disabilities
(Age 3-21):

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Developmental Delay

State Clearance Requirements:

  • Fingerprinting for the FBI and California Department of justice
  • Background check
  • Knowledge of U.S and Wyoming constitution

Career Outlook: Expects 24% growth by 2018

There are currently an estimated 640 special education professionals working in Wyoming. This number is projected to increase to 800 by the year 2018. This indicates a 24% change in the number of special education professionals in Wyoming.
Source: HackCollege. Special Education Schools in Wyoming, 2012
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