Education Levels/Levels of Education
A system used to categorize education, where each category represents a certain degree of educational attainment and mastery of skill. In the United States education levels are as follows: Early childhood education, followed by primary school (elementary school), middle school, secondary school (high school), and then postsecondary (tertiary) education. Postsecondary education includes non-degree programs that lead to certificates and diplomas plus six degree levels: associate, bachelor, first professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate.
A course that is directly related to the study major, fulfills the major’s requirements, and is counted toward the total number of credits required for graduation.
A course that fulfills neither general education requirements nor the major requirement but is counted toward the total number of credits required for graduation.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
An ESL program is coursework designed to help students who are looking to learn English as their second language.
An experiential learning opportunity, which provides practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession. Externships are usually brief, some lasting only a day or two. They may offer no academic credit or monetary compensation.
A count of the total number of students in a program, school, and training, course, or class.