Special Education Teachers, Preschool (25-2051)

Occupation description:  Teach preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired. Substitute teachers are included in Teachers and Instructors, All Other (25-3099).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 170181 6.51 34
United States 25,50027,800 9.0230 480710

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 58,21033,40042,080 53,99071,28091,280
Alaska 69,87044,16055,460 70,58084,78096,210
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 73,59052,12063,080 72,93084,980100,260

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1324 3.051.5 36.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 150
Number of job position postings 15
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.0

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Internship/Residency

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Early Childhood Special Educ Mas
Special Education Lic
Special Education Mas
Speech Langauge Pathology Lic

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Direct Services Specialist OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Post-Bacc K-12 Spec Ed Lic Prg Lic
Special Education Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Ed Cert - Special Education Lic
Special Education Bac
Special Education Mas
Special Education Mas