Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

General Information

Description

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.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 38,600 openings for special education teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$62,320

State-by-state Salary

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$84,340
$40,140
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 65%
  • Post baccalaureate 17%
  • Master's degree 16%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%
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