Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Teach elementary 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
Southeast Minnesota 500103$58,215.65/yr$41,767.07/yr$46,223.74/yr$55,387.66/yr$69,923.64/yr$79,908.98/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services4,060N/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$38,737.01/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$62,035.80/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$57,711.48/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$53,831.72/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 100$54,761.24/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130$54,347.00/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 140$61,237.62/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 160$53,142.65/yr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 180$62,692.53/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 250$54,852.17/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 400$53,104.26/yr0.0%
Northwest Balance of State 400$51,891.83/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 440$50,952.20/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 500$55,387.66/yr3.8%
Central Minnesota 750$58,357.10/yr6.8%
Northwest Minnesota 860$53,941.84/yr1.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,170$64,056.51/yr6.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,430$62,591.49/yrN/A
Minnesota 4,170$59,338.15/yr4.7%

  • Prepare classrooms with a variety of materials or resources for children to explore, manipulate, or use in learning activities or imaginative play.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall or cafeteria monitoring, or bus loading or unloading.
  • Monitor teachers or teacher assistants to ensure adherence to special education program requirements.
  • Instruct special needs students in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques, such as phonetics, multisensory learning, or repetition to reinforce learning and meet students' varying needs.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, or administrative regulations.
  • Plan or conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to students.
  • Prepare, administer, or grade tests or assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Develop or implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities.