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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
Southwest Minnesota 13015$68,650.67/yr$50,287.58/yr$52,001.41/yr$64,816.51/yr$80,287.58/yr$89,128.79/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,850N/A
Other Services30N/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$63,175.72/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$64,467.18/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$58,443.90/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$65,250.53/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$64,498.94/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$63,556.81/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$65,250.53/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$64,496.82/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 100$64,467.18/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 130$64,469.30/yr8.1%
Southwest Minnesota 130$64,816.51/yr5.7%
Southeast Minnesota 150$64,469.30/yr6.2%
Central Minnesota 250$65,250.53/yr6.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,160$81,385.32/yr9.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,360$81,383.20/yrN/A
Minnesota 1,890$65,673.96/yr8.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Occupational Therapists 3,080$39.65/hr11.3%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 22,680$65,779.82/yr6.4%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,980$64,954.13/yr6.6%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 9,520$18.64/hr19.1%
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,230$20.24/hr10.5%
Special Education Teachers, All Other 360$65,673.96/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.