Best Special Education colleges in California

Best Special Education colleges in California for 2022

National University
La Jolla, CA

National University offers 8 Special Education degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 895 Special Education students graduated with students earning 881 Master's degrees, 11 Certificates, and 3 Bachelor's degrees.

San Diego State University offers 8 Special Education degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 170 Special Education students graduated with students earning 116 Bachelor's degrees, 40 Master's degrees, 12 Certificates, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

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California State University-Northridge offers 9 Special Education degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 258 Special Education students graduated with students earning 168 Master's degrees, and 90 Bachelor's degrees.

Cal State LA was established in 1947 and serves about 26,400 students. In the Division of Special Education and Counseling, undergraduate Cal State LA students can earn a BS in Rehabilitation Services or a BA in Urban Learning with an Education Specialist/Special Education credential. The graduate program features an MA with 11 available concentrations and a Ph.D. in Special Education program. Notable alumni include politicians Rosario Marin and Maxine Waters.

Fresno State is a public school founded in 1911 with nearly 25,400 students. Special education teaching students can pursue multiple-subject and single-subject credential paths. There is also an Education Specialist credential offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an MA in Special Education. Undergraduate and graduate tuition is generally $1,177/credit and $690/credit, respectively, with some special education courses costing as low as $340/credit.

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

Established in 1899, SFSU’s Department of Special Education features an undergraduate minor, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. programs in Special Education. Learners can also pursue post-baccalaureate credential programs, graduate certificates, or temporary intern credential programs in Special Education. Standout alumni include journalist Melba Pattillo Beals and author Anne Rice.

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California State University-Fullerton offers 2 Special Education degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2020, 185 Special Education students graduated with students earning 155 Bachelor's degrees, and 30 Master's degrees.

California State University-Sacramento offers 2 Special Education degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 173 Special Education students graduated with students earning 143 Bachelor's degrees, and 30 Master's degrees.

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California State University-Long Beach offers 6 Special Education degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 116 Special Education students graduated with students earning 53 Bachelor's degrees, 52 Master's degrees, and 11 Certificates.

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University offers 3 Special Education degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 32 Special Education students graduated with students earning 32 Master's degrees.

Top schools offering Special Education degrees in California

List of all Special Education colleges in California

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles Logo The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
112 : 1 3,131
National University Logo National University La Jolla, CA
3/5
86 : 1 18,070
San Diego State University Logo San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
38 : 1 36,334
California State University-Northridge Logo California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
45 : 1 40,381
California State University-Los Angeles Logo California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
2/5
38 : 1 26,745