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Special Education at Brooklyn College

Every special education school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the special ed program at Brooklyn College stacks up to those at other schools.

Brooklyn College is located in Brooklyn, New York and approximately 17,735 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.

Brooklyn College Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

Online Classes Are Available at Brooklyn College

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Brooklyn College does offer online education options in special ed for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

Brooklyn College Special Education Rankings

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

In 2021, 236 students received their master’s degree in special ed from Brooklyn College. This makes it the #12 most popular school for special ed master’s degree candidates in the country.

Special Ed Student Demographics at Brooklyn College

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

Brooklyn College Special Education Master’s Program

69% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 236 students who graduated with a master’s in special ed from Brooklyn College in 2021, 31% were men and 69% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 13% men graduate in special ed each year. Brooklyn College does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 19% more men than average.


In the special ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 69% of degree recipients. That is 41% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 17
Black or African American 98
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 72
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Brooklyn College also has a doctoral program available in special ed. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

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 NY, the home state for Brooklyn College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 18,790 $77,840
Special Education Professors 17,420 $86,330
Middle School Special Education Teachers 10,970 $83,050
Special Education Preschool Teachers 4,860 $83,010
Interpreters and Translators 3,300 $68,940


*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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