Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Andrea Bowman

Second Committee Member

Nancy E. Jurenka

Third Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson


This project presents a parent education program for parents of elementary school children. The project was created with an extensive literature review. Parent education coordinators from various schools, hospitals, and social service agencies were consulted in the development of this project. Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, a published program from American Guidance Services, was used as a conceptual framework for The Master Parent program. The program was developed to provide information and support to elementary school parents. A summary with conclusions and recommendations for future parent education programs is included.