Special Education in Maine

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Maine


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Maine students graduate with degrees in special education. That means an estimated 63 special education professionals graduate from Maine's 3 special education schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Maine, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a special education program. It is located in Orono. 24 students graduated with a degree in special education from University of Maine in 2010. University of Maine charged in-state students $10,142 in tuition fees per year.

University of Southern Maine, which is located in Portland, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 45th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Southern Maine graduated 21 students from its special education program. Students at University of Southern Maine paid $8,538 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Maine that has a special education program is University of Maine at Farmington. University of Maine at Farmington, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Farmington. In 2010, 18 students graduated from University of Maine at Farmington special education program. The tuition rate at University of Maine at Farmington was $9,022 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Maine special education school, average tuition will be $9,234 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $8,538 per year to $10,142 per year. In 2010, the special education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year
  2. University of Maine at Farmington - located in Farmington, students are charged $9,022 per year
  3. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year

The special education schools in Maine that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year
  2. University of Maine at Farmington - located in Farmington, students are charged $9,022 per year
  3. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year

A special education degree from a Maine school... what next?

The Maine counties with the largest populations of special education professional are:

  1. Cumberland County - 1,140 special education professionals
  2. Aroostook County - 290 special education professionals
  3. Penobscot County - 170 special education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of special education professionals is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,830 special education professionals working in the Maine then.

Salary

special education professionals in Maine make an average of $44,420 per year. However, Maine special education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,250 per year to more than $66,930 per year in 2010. Special education professionals in the following Maine counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cumberland County - $46,395 per year
  2. Androscoggin County - $44,020 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $42,170 per year

The following counties in Maine have the lowest average salaries for special education professional:

  1. Aroostook County - $39,190 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $42,170 per year
  3. Androscoggin County - $44,020 per year

On average, the highest paid special education professionals in Maine were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $44,420 per year

On average, the lowest paid special education professionals in Maine were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $44,420 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Maine statistics regarding a career in special education. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as speech therapy or elementary education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Maine

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,192 miles from location University of Maine Orono ME 66.3523 36% 11,894
5,247 miles from location University of Southern Maine Portland ME 54.9323 27% 9,655
5,258 miles from location University of Maine at Farmington Farmington ME 30.7089 41% 2,361
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 1,800 $44,420 5.9%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are special education related jobs in Maine