Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities. For students who have mild or moderate disabilities, they ensure that lessons and teaching strategies are modified to meet the students’ needs. With students who have severe disabilities, they teach the students independent living skills and basic literacy, communication, and math. Special education teachers work in either public or private schools. They generally work school hours when students are present but use nights and weekends to prepare lessons, do paperwork, and grade papers.
General Salary Range: $39K – $95K*
* MN salary information sourced from onetonline.org