About OMLC

The purpose of the Middle Level Consortium is to promote effective practice in middle level teaching through advocacy, collaboration, and scholarship. To this end we will:

  1. Recognize and support middle level educators who teach programs and use methodology associated with developmentally appropriate practices and who provide excellent mentorship to preservice teachers.
  1. Promote, support, and discuss versatile preparation for preservice and licensed teachers that incorporates methodology associated with developmentally appropriate practices at the middle level.
  1. Network with middle level advocates to promote effective and quality middle level preparation.
  1. Conduct and disseminate systematic research that contributes to the knowledge base to further the education of early adolescents, middle level teachers, and middle level teacher educators.
  1. Consult with and advise agencies regarding middle level licensure and policy issues.