Director: Dr. Cathy Siebert

Extend your marketability as an educator with this graduate Certificate in Middle Level Education. This certificate prepares teachers to address the specific and unique needs of adolescents. This 15 credit–hour program can be a stand alone credential or a supplement to your master’s degree. This program is offered entirely on-line.

This online certificate will:
Prepare you to address the specific and unique needs ofmiddle school students
Help you build a strong support network of middleschool contacts throughout Indiana and beyond
Offer increased job flexibility
Allow you to earn graduate credit from a nationally recognized teacher education program.

This certificate addresses issues pertaining to the education of middle school students including:

Developmental characteristics of adolescents
Planning & implementing effective instruction for middle level learners
Facilitating learning environments conducive to academic success in middle schools.

Courses To Complete the Certificate in Middle Level Education:

EDCU 630 –The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum
EDJH 512 – Instructional Strategies and Approaches in Junior High and Middle Schools
EDJH 534 – Classroom Management: Practical Approaches to Improving Student Behavior
EDPS 628 – Adolescent Development
EDRD 620 – Content Area Reading

Interested in Applying? Contact the department of Online and Distance Education for more information.