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Overview

The Certificate for Advanced Study in Leadership in Middle Level Education allows teachers to deepen their knowledge about the unique needs of young adolescents as well best practices in developmentally responsive middle schools. Holders of the Certificate will  understand the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to young adolescent development, and use that knowledge in their practice. By analyzing the philosophical foundations of developmentally responsive middle level programs and schools, and candidates learn to work successfully within middle level organizational components. The purpose of the Certificate is to help educators enhance   their complex roles as educators of young adolescents.