Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


Middle level education bridge's the gap between elementary school and high school. The term is used to describe all programs that deal with a combinations of grades 5-9 and youngsters from 10 to 14 years of age. The effectiveness of middle level education depends upon the degree to which the schools respond to the developmental needs and characteristics of students at that age. These are the "prime" years, the years during which one's value system, one's behavior, and one's self esteem are consolidated. When the adolescent leaves the middle level school, his or her personality and personal values are largely set for life.


Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Larry Cusic May, 1991