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Basic Certificate in Special Education

554 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 59% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.0% of special ed graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Special Ed Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 554 students earned their basic certificate in special ed. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in special ed at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 18,013
Bachelor’s Degree 8,866
Graduate Certificate 2,240
Basic Certificate 554
Associate’s Degree 408
Undergraduate Certificate 301
Doctor’s Degree 257

Earnings of Special Ed Majors With Basic Certificate

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for special ed majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for special ed students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in special ed. About 90.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 52
Women 502
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Special Ed

The racial-ethnic distribution of special ed basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 56
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 230
White 186
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 44
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Special Ed Basic Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to special ed that offer basic certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5,914
Other Education 640
Teaching English or French 544
Teacher Education Subject Specific 526
General Education 507


*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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