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Table 5. Percentage distribution of private school teachers, by highest degree earned and affiliation: 2007–08

Affiliation Less than Bachelor's   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Higher than a master's degree1  
All private schools  8.1   53.9   32.8   5.2  
                 
Catholic- Parochial  3.3   65.4   30.0   1.3 !
Catholic- Diocesan  2.6   60.4   32.1   4.8  
Catholic- Private  3.3 ! 41.5   49.3   5.9  
Baptist  14.7   61.8   22.3    
Jewish  15.7 ! 33.4   38.3   12.6  
                 
Lutheran  2.8   64.1   31.1   2.0 !
Seventh-Day Adventist    56.3   38.3   2.9 !
Other Religious  14.8   55.7   25.5   4.0  
Nonsectarian- Regular  4.9 ! 45.2   40.4   9.6  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  12.3   53.5   29.8   4.4  
Nonsectarian- Special Education    52.4   40.0   6.1 !
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Higher than a master's degree is defined as teachers who completed any of the following: an educational specialist or professional diploma, a certificate of advanced graduate studies, or a doctorate or first professional degree.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. 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), "Private School Teacher Data File," 2007–08.


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