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The CEA is pleased to introduce the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence for NIU undergraduate students. More information about this certificate program at Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence.

View our videotaped recordings of presentations from invited speakers!

Check out our new presentations from recent research conferences as well as our CEA Newsletter Articles, on such topics as Asking Important Questions, Developing Interests, Goal Setting, No Child Left Behind, and Helping Your Teen Transition to High School! Newsletter articles are now available in Spanish!


Fall 2015 Courses for the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence can be found here.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinhong Jung for being named new Associate Director of the PALS Group. Read more about Dr. Jung here.

Congratulations to the PALS Group and Dr. Paul Wright for being awarded a grant for $224, 956 from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to fund a three year youth sports program in Belize. Read more about it here.

Congratulations! Dr. Paul Wright, director of the Physical Activity and Life Skills (PALS) Group and professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE), has been named to the Elizabeth C. Lane, Ph.D., and M. Nadine Zimmerman, Ph.D., Endowed Kinesiology and Physical Education Professorship – the first endowed professorship in the College of Education.

Is now published: The E-TEAMS project published their new book, Enhancing Adolescents' Motivation for Science, by Dr. Lee Shumow, Presidential Teaching Professor, Educational Psychology and Dr. Jennifer Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations. The E-TEAMS website in support of the book with multiple additional resources can be found at www.niu.edu/ETEAMs.