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25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 36027$68,067.38/yr$48,150.18/yr$51,857.40/yr$63,778.64/yr$81,477.73/yr$88,376.06/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services2,820N/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$62,088.06/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$63,053.81/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$62,846.12/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$50,976.80/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$61,350.78/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130$67,217.94/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$50,208.36/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 130$63,573.03/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 130$65,762.05/yr6.2%
Southwest Balance of State 170$62,596.90/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 190$61,880.38/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 240$62,709.05/yr6.4%
Southeast Balance of State 240$64,694.54/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 250$59,644.63/yr6.4%
Southeast Minnesota 310$63,604.18/yr5.9%
Central Minnesota 360$63,778.64/yr6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,540$65,471.29/yr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,820$65,639.51/yrN/A
Minnesota 2,830$64,175.32/yr6.6%

  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Demonstrate activities to children.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.