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Table H121. Percentage distribution of grade 9 through 12 public school teachers' highest educational attainment, by school type and main teaching assignment: 2008
School type and main teaching assignment Total,
less than
bachelor’s degree
  No
degree
  Associate’s
degree or
certificate
  Bachelor’s degree   Master’s degree
or higher
 
                     
Total 2.0   0.7   1.4   44.3   53.7  
                     
School type1                    
Regular 1.5   0.5   0.9   45.1   53.5  
Career or technical 21.0   4.3   16.8   27.8   51.2  
Other2 1.3   0.6 ! 0.8 ! 43.1   55.5  
                     
Main teaching assignment                    
Career and technical education (CTE), total 10.1   1.9   8.2   43.7   46.2  
Nonoccupational CTE 5.0   1.2   3.8   48.2   46.8  
Occupational education 14.1   2.5   11.7   40.1   45.8  
Agriculture and natural resources       53.9   44.2  
Business 1.3 ! #   1.3 ! 39.4   59.3  
Communications and design 12.6 !   10.8 ! 46.6   40.8  
Computer and information sciences 4.1 !     47.8   48.1  
Construction, architecture, and engineering technologies 31.1   4.7 ! 26.4   32.4   36.5  
Consumer, culinary, and public services 23.8     20.2   24.1   52.2  
Health sciences 23.6 !   23.1 ! 35.3   41.1  
Manufacturing 37.9     35.5   43.0   19.2 !
Marketing     #   36.8   61.4  
Repair and transportation 57.3   15.9 ! 41.4   26.7   16.1 !
Academic education 0.4   0.3   0.1 ! 44.5   55.1  
Other3 1.8   1.0   0.9   43.7   54.5  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Excludes 9 percent of teachers with unspecified school type.
2 Other school types include special program emphasis schools, special education schools, and alternative/other schools.
3 Other teaching assignments include special education; health education; physical education; military science or Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC); religious studies, theology, or divinity; and other unspecified teaching assignments.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), “Public School Teacher Questionnaire,” 2007–08.

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