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Occupational Employment Statistics


25-2058 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach academic, social, and life skills to secondary 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
Northwest Minnesota 43034$68,374.75/yr$49,599.25/yr$54,790.46/yr$66,434.87/yr$78,609.84/yr$82,855.32/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services4,980N/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$66,499.78/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$65,716.82/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$64,140.60/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 160$64,202.42/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 160$65,263.53/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 170$69,044.38/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 210$66,798.53/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 250$70,043.68/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 280$67,163.23/yr5.6%
Southwest Balance of State 290$67,117.90/yrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 330$66,437.96/yrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 350$65,734.33/yr6.5%
Southeast Balance of State 380$66,159.81/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 430$66,434.87/yr6.6%
Southeast Minnesota 610$67,298.18/yr6.4%
Central Minnesota 690$69,045.41/yr6.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,630$74,582.77/yr6.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,070$73,391.85/yrN/A
Minnesota 4,990$69,044.38/yr6.5%

  • 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.