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Special Education at Queens College

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

QC is located in Queens, New York and approximately 19,700 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.

QC Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

Online Classes Are Available at QC

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.

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

QC Special Education Rankings

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Special Ed Student Demographics at QC

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

QC Special Education Master’s Program

84% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 85 students graduated with a master's degree in special ed from QC. About 16% were men and 84% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 13% men graduate in special ed each year. QC does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 4% more men than average.


Of the students who received a special ed master's degree from QC, 52% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the special ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 48% of degree recipients. That is 20% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 21
White 44
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

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 Queens 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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