In the US, the education system is differentiated into various levels starting from elementary school, middle school, and high school. Usually, the subjects in school include arithmetic, English, science, and history among other subjects. School education means that all the students are assessed on the basis of certain subjects. School education is very different from a college education. Once high school is done, it is up to the student to decide what subject he or she wants to specialize in. It could be medicine, fine arts, economics or science. In the US, colleges are based on what is known as the “credit hour” where there are certain hours fixed for certain subjects such as history or art and so on. The student who decides to go to college has to choose to “major” in a particular subject that he or she wants to learn. College for a first-year students is different from that of a second-year students. The idea of majoring in a particular subject is to make sure that the student has enough knowledge in a particular subject (for instance, a major in civil engineering or physics). Thus it can be seen that college life in the US is different from school life.
Schools in the US are of different types and can be distinguished on the basis of various features.
Some of the schools in the US are:
· The traditional public school
· The charter school
· The language immersion school
· The traditional private school
· Boarding school
· The “magnet” school
· The religious school
· Montessori schools
· Parochial schools
The public school is the standard and most well-known form of schooling in the US. Public schools operate on government funds, at the federal, state and local levels. Students in public schools do not have to pay tuition fees, but teachers have to get licensed to work in one. These schools are also required to follow the rules and the curriculum according to government policy. Charter school, on the other hand, are also free and do not charge tuition fees, but the only difference between charter schools and public schools is that they have a limited number of seats. Magnet schools, on the other hand, are schools that specialize in certain subjects, such as the arts. They are public schools that are free of cost but are equally selective about the kind of students that they admit. Private schools include boarding schools, Montessori schools, and language immersion schools.
One of the most endearing professions of all time is teaching. In fact, this profession has been one of the most respected among all the occupations in the world. A teacher has a set of skills that involve helping children to learn, grow and understand the world around them. In the US, teachers can choose from a whole range of subjects that they want to teach, such as science, math, history, language or even the arts.
There are various types of schools such as public schools, Montessori schools, language immersion schools, charter schools, and boarding schools. A teacher can choose the kind of age group they would like to teach because each age group has a different need and a teacher needs to have a different approach for different age groups. For instance, a teacher teaching a kindergarten class will have to understand the needs of little children who are entirely dependent on the teacher for everything, while a high school teacher will have to have a completely different approach while dealing with older children and young teens. Depending on what the teacher likes to opt for, they can choose the kind of school that they would like to teach in, the age group and so on.