Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Harriet Lenk


Includes a rationale that develops the reasoning for establishing an advisory program at the middle school level. It explores advisory program models currently used in the field including relevant content and activities for an advisory program as well as exploring the range of options a school has for implementing an advisory program in regards to time allotment and student grouping. It also provides a snapshot of early adolescent physical, social, emotional, moral reasoning, and cognitive development and discusses the benefits to implementing an advisory program with 12 to 14 year olds.