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Apologies in advance: this is not minimal in the example but I am afraid my lack of knowledge about what packages control what could lead me to leave out packages that have an effect on the output.

I want to break the title of a document where I desire, not where LaTeX or packages do. My title is currently broken like this:

Research Analysis Exam: A Critique of ``Evidence in Teacher Education: The Performance As-
sessment for California Teachers (PACT)''

I want to break it like this:

Research Analysis Exam: A Critique of ``Evidence in Teacher Education: 
The Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)''

Though centered of course. How can I do this but allow LaTeX to hyphenate the rest of the article in its usual way?

\documentclass[leavefloats]{apa6e}
\usepackage[american]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[style=apa]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{RAE}   %SUPPLY YOUR NAME OF BIBLATEX HERE (REMEMEBER NO SPACES IN THIS NAME)
\DeclareLanguageMapping{american}{american-apa}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{ragged2e}
\usepackage{textcomp}
%\usepackage[justification=justified,singlelinecheck=false,font=small,format=plain,labelfont=bf,up,textfont=normal,up]{caption}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage{microtype}  %disable ligitures
\DisableLigatures{encoding = *, family = *}
\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\maketitle}{%
\thispagestyle{titlepage}%
\vspace*{1in}%
\Centering\@title\\\@author%
\vfill%
\ifdefined%
\apaSIXe@leavefloats{}
\fi
\RaggedRight%
\mspart{\@title}%
}
\makeatother
\usepackage[section]{placeins}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{appendix}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\setlength{\parindent}{1 em}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{ifthen}
\makeatletter
\renewenvironment{figure}[1][]{%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#1}{}}{%
\@float{figure}
}{%
\@float{figure}[#1]%
}%
\centering
}{%
\end@float
}
\renewenvironment{table}[1][]{%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#1}{}}{%
\@float{table}
}{%
\@float{table}[#1]%
}%
\centering
}{%
\end@float
}

\defbibheading{bibliography}{%
\section{\normalfont\refname}}

\title{Research Analysis Exam: A Critique of ``Evidence in Teacher Education: The Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)''}
\shorttitle{Research Analysis Exam}
\author{Tyler Rinker}
\date{\today} % or \date{24Jan11} for example
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\section{Introduction}
\section{Précis}
\printbibliography
\end{document}
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

You can force a break by selecting an appropriate paragraph box width, like 13cm:

\title{%
  \texorpdfstring
    {\parbox{13cm}{\centering Research Analysis Exam: A Critique of ``Evidence in Teacher Education: 
      The Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)'' \par\kern\baselineskip}}
    {Research Analysis Exam}}

Also, since your current setup (using hyperref puts the contents of \title in the bookmarks, it may be advisable to use \texorpdfstring in order to separate TeX content from ASCII content (used in bookmarks).

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