Position Statements

Professional Preparation and Credentialing of Middle Level Teachers

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) strongly supports the specialized professional preparation and credentialing (i.e., licensure, certification, endorsement) of middle grades teachers at both the preservice and graduate levels. It is widely understood that one of the most effective ways of improving student learning is to ensure the strong professional preparation of classroom teachers

Curriculum Integration

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) has set forth its vision of the educational program needed to provide a fully effective program for young adolescents in This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents (National Middle School Association [NMSA], 2010). This paper is a supplement to that foundational document and to AMLE’s position paper focused on

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) has set forth its vision of the educational program needed to provide a fully effective program for young adolescents in This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents (National Middle School Association [NMSA], 2010)). This paper is a supplement to that foundational document focusing on the critical areas of curriculum,

Supporting Young Adolescents’ Transition In and Out of the Middle School

A position paper of the Association for Middle Level Education School Transitions Planning Document Though there are more than 30 different school configurations that include middle grades students, entry into middle school for sixth grade and entry into high school for ninth grade signals a transition for the majority of students in the US. These school