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Special Education at American University

If you plan to study special education, take a look at what American University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,001 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Special Education section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

The American University Special Education Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Special Ed Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the special ed majors at American University.

The American University Special Education Master’s Program

91% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 9% of special ed master's degrees went to men and 91% went to women.


Of the students who received a special ed master's degree from The American University, 64% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the special ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 36% of degree recipients. That is 8% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in special ed.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 7
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Careers That Special Ed Grads May Go Into

A degree in special ed can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 630 $78,830
Interpreters and Translators 490 $93,730
Special Education Professors 490 $73,240
Special Education Teachers 160 $67,310


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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