Forms of Non-traditional Education in the Us Higher Education System
Distance higher education
Distance education is seen as an opportunity to educate people who cannot afford to study at the university or college for any reason. Such an education is not a separate type of education. This kind of education is almost nothing different to me from the traditional when training takes place on the territory of the university. The number of educational programs at all levels is constantly growing, which are taught by radio, television, video, the Internet, etc.
At the end of many programs, students can receive certificates, diplomas, and degrees; other programs are designed for people to spend their free time, personal development or special training necessary in a particular field of activity. Remote educational programs are accredited by specially designed associations.
Continuing higher education
Institutes develop special educational programs. Continuing education can be designed to obtain additional certificates, diplomas or degrees, other programs are designed to spend free time. Some of these programs are remote, while others take place on the territory of the institute. When the so-called students already have basic qualifications, then this education is called continuing professional education.
Preparation in higher education
This is a special form of continuing professional education. Usually, training is sponsored by an employer who contracts with universities. Training can be provided in the workplace or in a special building. Training may be short-term programs for introducing new skills and recalling old ones, or programs leading to additional degrees. Credits at the end of the program can be recognized by educational authorities.
Other forms of non-formal higher education
There are many educational and training opportunities that do not lead to a degree. They include courses and programs provided by libraries, museums, parks, and recreational authorities, clubs and other members of society. Some programs are provided by employers and will not be formally recognized, such as workshops, presentations on topics related to work.
The US Department of State has entered into contracts with higher education institutions located in countries of critical languages so that Americans can come to these countries and improve their knowledge to a higher level of foreign language skills. You can freely come to our website and register for the program. Upon completion of programs at foreign institutions, students must continue their studies in their main programs, and use absolute knowledge in their professional careers.