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Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2051 Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Teach preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 13014$60,308.19/yr$40,826.10/yr$50,695.39/yr$59,288.44/yr$65,618.75/yr$82,880.66/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,880N/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$63,251.11/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$65,556.44/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$62,565.75/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$41,693.19/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$64,704.92/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$59,450.44/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$65,888.74/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 80$65,919.89/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 90$60,748.48/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$65,865.89/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$64,707.00/yr5.7%
Rochester MN MSA 110$64,601.08/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 130$59,288.44/yr8.1%
Southeast Minnesota 170$64,603.16/yr6.2%
Central Minnesota 260$66,687.30/yr6.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,140$79,648.01/yr9.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,360$78,817.26/yrN/A
Minnesota 1,900$68,059.07/yr8.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Occupational Therapists 2,850$40.62/hr11.3%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 23,330$64,362.24/yr6.4%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,830$64,175.32/yr6.6%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 11,490$18.11/hr19.1%
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,710$20.29/hr10.5%
Special Education Teachers, All Other 230$65,909.51/yr7.0%

  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, or administrative regulations.
  • Monitor teachers or teacher assistants to ensure adherence to special education program requirements.
  • Modify the general preschool curriculum for special-needs students.
  • Provide assistive devices, supportive technology, or assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  • Organize and supervise games or other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, or social development.
  • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
  • Organize and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their perceptual skills.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment or materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Serve meals or snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Communicate nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement, or positive reinforcement.