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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
Southeast Minnesota 20029$63,095.35/yr$43,958.02/yr$49,070.24/yr$64,583.43/yr$75,820.34/yr$81,458.00/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,840N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$64,486.85/yrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$51,817.94/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$64,310.32/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$68,941.74/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$60,997.71/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$60,115.04/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 80$66,844.10/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 100$52,399.46/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$60,120.23/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$64,648.85/yr6.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$59,170.06/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 120$61,659.19/yr6.3%
Southeast Balance of State 140$64,580.31/yrN/A
Central Minnesota 200$64,363.28/yr6.3%
Southeast Minnesota 200$64,583.43/yr6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,120$62,513.82/yr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,330$62,555.36/yrN/A
Minnesota 1,840$62,586.51/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.