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

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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

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

Additional Resources: School Transitions Planning Document AMLE Partners with Mississippi DOE on State-Wide Middle School Transitions Toolkit A position paper of the Association for Middle Level Education 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

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