Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach middle 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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 20063$47,443.91/yr$35,947.17/yr$40,901.96/yr$46,949.45/yr$52,841.28/yr$61,280.70/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services1,590N/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$61,573.72/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$65,389.01/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30N/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$52,720.21/yr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$89,654.26/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 70$57,097.11/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 70$58,236.61/yr0.0%
Southwest Balance of State 80$54,950.37/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 110$46,261.68/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 110$62,011.20/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 180$59,837.00/yr4.2%
Northwest Minnesota 200$46,949.45/yr0.9%
Central Minnesota 260$71,490.42/yrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,030$70,936.95/yr6.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,260$70,537.11/yrN/A
Minnesota 1,690$65,884.49/yr4.5%

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Monitor teachers and teacher assistants to ensure that they adhere to inclusive special education program requirements.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Collaborate with other teachers that provide instruction to special education students to ensure that the students receive appropriate support.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.