Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach secondary 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 890141$58,456.37/yr$40,743.24/yr$47,383.88/yr$58,115.54/yr$70,295.98/yr$78,406.78/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services4,790N/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/A$70,944.07/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$54,370.45/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$55,428.55/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$56,222.13/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$58,918.27/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 100$64,005.33/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 160$60,861.53/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 200$63,740.80/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 210$51,369.08/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 260$62,662.35/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 270$49,544.87/yr0.5%
Northeast Minnesota 350$69,291.80/yr0.4%
Southeast Minnesota 350$63,097.80/yr3.6%
Northwest Balance of State 480$58,348.52/yrN/A
Central Minnesota 810$57,925.28/yr4.8%
Northwest Minnesota 890$58,115.54/yr0.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,870$66,640.42/yr6.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,200$65,073.61/yrN/A
Minnesota 4,910$62,995.04/yr4.6%

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.