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Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2057 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach academic, social, and life skills to middle school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities. Excludes “Substitute Teachers, Short-Term” (25-3031).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 26025$72,844.81/yr$50,386.33/yr$61,160.22/yr$76,792.56/yr$81,686.04/yr$97,598.59/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services2,020N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$63,027.98/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$74,710.51/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$63,790.33/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$67,766.93/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$57,021.88/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$72,639.80/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$65,248.08/yr6.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$59,978.57/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 110$67,571.19/yrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 130$67,567.07/yr6.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130$59,988.88/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 140$64,651.59/yr6.3%
Northwest Balance of State 150$66,108.30/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 210$66,105.21/yrN/A
Central Minnesota 260$76,792.56/yr6.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,190$65,905.35/yr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,450$67,519.68/yrN/A
Minnesota 2,020$67,220.92/yr6.8%

  • 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.