Educational System in the United States of America
Structure and Organization of Basic Education <ul><li>Pre-Primary Education </li></ul><ul><li>- kindergarten, nursery schools, preschool programmes, child/day care centers </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Education ( Grades 1 -7, ages 6-14) </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Education (Grades 4-8, ages 10-14) </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Education (Grades 7-12, ages 12-18) </li></ul><ul><li> - Junior High school ( ages 12-14) </li></ul><ul><li> - Senior High school (ages 14-18) </li></ul>
Primary Education – varied levels Grade Level Age 1-4 6-10 Transition to middle school 1-5 6-11 Transition to middle school 1-6 6-12 Transition to Junior High School 1-7 6-14 Transition Junior High School
Middle School Education Secondary Education – High School Grade Level Age 4-6, 5-7 or 6-8 10-14 Length of program is 3 years Grade Level Age 7-12 or 8-12 12-18 Junior High School 7-8, 7-9 or 8-9 12-14 Senior High School 9-12 or 10-12 14-18 High school diploma is awarded
Higher Education Currently : 2, 819 institutions offering Bachelor’s 4, 927 institutions offering shorter non-degrees of 2 years duration
Higher Education Categories <ul><li>Research Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Doctorate </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s (Comprehensive) </li></ul><ul><li>Baccalaureate (Liberal Arts) Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Arts and Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Professional School and other specialized institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Postsecondary vocational and technical schools </li></ul>
Post Secondary Education <ul><li>no real age categories for post secondary education </li></ul><ul><li>vocational and technical schools operate at either junior or high school levels </li></ul><ul><li>teaching secretarial, auto-mechanics, photography and nursing </li></ul>
College and University Education • usually as 4 years Bachelor’s program • universities may compose of several colleges • from Bachelor’s degree one can proceed to have master’s or doctorate degree Classes : September - June
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