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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,440107$72,137.61/yr$50,539.52/yr$52,001.41/yr$66,080.45/yr$83,141.50/yr$104,174.31/yr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services4,390N/A
Public Administration60N/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$63,556.81/yrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$64,219.48/yrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$64,805.93/yrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$64,805.93/yrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 140$63,884.97/yrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 160$64,467.18/yrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 170$64,467.18/yrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$63,768.53/yrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 190$63,556.81/yrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 250$63,884.97/yr5.6%
Southwest Minnesota 290$64,173.96/yr6.5%
Northwest Balance of State 300$63,556.81/yrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 330$64,467.18/yrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 380$63,556.81/yr6.6%
Southeast Minnesota 480$64,469.30/yr6.4%
Central Minnesota 610$65,046.22/yr6.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,440$66,080.45/yr6.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,820$66,076.22/yrN/A
Minnesota 4,450$65,059.99/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.