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Online Schools Offering Special Education Degrees

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Special education teachers provide inclusive education to students with special learning needs. Choose one of the 33 special education bachelor's, master's, or doctorate programs listed below to get started in this career. Guide to Online Schools features 14 colleges and universities with special education programs. Online student reviewers give an average recommendation rate of 58 percent among these programs, and a 58 percent career helpfulness rating. Average tuition is $16,700 a year.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $16,385 Associate $16,205 Bachelor's $16,549 Master's $15,146 Doctorate $12,139
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $43,721 Master's $59,493 Doctorate $78,894

The special education bachelor's degree can prepare you for licensure as a public school teacher. These four-year programs include courses in the physical and psychological aspects of disability and modifying curriculum for different learning needs. Students also teach practice courses in actual school settings. A master's degree in special education can be used to enter this profession from another field or to deepen your understanding of a particular type of disability, such as autism, mild disabilities, or severe disabilities. A PhD in special education can prepare current teachers for education research and teaching roles at the college level.

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Find a Special Education School
33 Degrees from 14 Schools

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