Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (25-2054)

Occupation description:  Teach secondary 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 205215 4.91 45
United States 134,000141,900 5.9790 2,5303,310

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 62,18038,89046,780 58,50074,86094,200
Alaska 76,97053,68064,360 76,47091,810102,440
Southeast Region 68,83042,01050,240 69,87086,870100,280
Balance of State 81,46054,10065,580 84,00097,800110,450

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
25639 15.256.4 41.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation40
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 34
Number of job position postings 16
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.1

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

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)