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Undergraduate Certificate in Special Education

301 Yearly Graduations
$22,900 Median Salary
$25,500 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 44% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.7% of special ed graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Special Ed Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 301 students earned their undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in special ed is $22,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $22,900 and the high is $22,900.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in special ed is $25,500. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $25,500.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $265.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in special ed. About 84.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 48
Women 253
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Special Ed

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 83
White 156
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 34
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Special Ed Undergraduate Certificate Students

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,893
Teacher Education Subject Specific 622
Teaching Assistant/Aide 354
General Education 112
Teaching English or French 83


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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