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Special Education at Teachers College at Columbia University

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Special Education at Teachers College at Columbia University

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

Teachers College is located in New York, New York and approximately 4,547 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.

Teachers College Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed
  • Doctorate Degree in Special Ed

Teachers College Special Education Rankings

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There were 9 students who received their doctoral degrees in special ed, making the school the #3 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Special Ed Student Demographics at Teachers College

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

Teachers College Special Education Master’s Program

93% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 60 special ed majors earned their master's degree from Teachers College. Of these graduates, 7% were men and 93% were women.


Of the students who received a special ed master's degree from Teachers College, 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 35% of degree recipients. That is 7% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 31
International Students 7
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 Teachers College at Columbia University.

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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