This collection includes Capstone Theses and Dissertations submitted by Hamline School of Education master’s and doctoral students, respectively. Capstones are the culminating degree work and include research that draws from the student’s formal study as well as professional and personal development.

This is an online listing of the scholarly works of HSE graduate program students. Works prior to 2015 are available in print in the Bush Memorial Library. Full text, online, prior to 2015, may be restricted to current Hamline students, faculty and staff.

See also: School of Education Student Capstone Projects

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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English Learner Perceptions And Interactions In Mainstream Versus Small Group Environments, Kathryn Chamberlain Amdahl

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Self-Efficacy And The Transfer Of Collabortive Learning To Independent Assessments In The Mathematics Classroom, Ashley K. Andrews

Exploring Floating Substitutes: Perceptions Of Their Jobs, Kristi Armstrong

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The Impact Of Racial Equity Coaching On White Educators’ Personal Growth And Professional Practice, Gretchen Baglyos

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Fourth Grade Curriculum To Increase Literacy Achievement In ELL Students, Shannon Baker

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How Does Goal Setting Impact Intrinsic Motivation And Does It Help Lead To Enhanced Learning At The Kindergarten Level?, Melissa A. Beal

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"Effective Strategies For Students To Become More Successful Math Word Problem Solvers", Nissa Benedict

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Preparing White Teachers To Teach In Racially Diverse Schools, Cristina Benz

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How Mindsets Matter: Second Grade, English Language Learners’ Reportings Of Their Experiences With A Growth Mindset Curriculum In Colombia, Amanda Brooks

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SFL In The Secondary Classroom: Writing Procedural Recounts To Describe Thinking When Solving Algebraic Equations, Theresa Brunker

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The Hmong Experience In School, Jessica Buckless

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Teaching Outside To Engage Student Learning, Juliane t. Chapman

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How Can A Self-Esteem Curriculum In A Mathematics Classroom Increase The Confidence And Ability Of Female Students?, Shelly Jean Chermack

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What Is The Impact Of Effective Questioning And Critical, Relevant Conversations On Sixth Grade Science Students’ Agentic Engagement?, Corrie L. Christensen

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Defining The Correlation Between Multicultural Training For Pre-Service Teachers And Their Effectiveness In Implementing A Multicultural Curriculum In The Classroom, Lynne Chung

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A Family Literacy Approach In A Second Grade Classroom, Katie R. Coder

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ESL International Students’ Perceptions Of Their Academic Readiness For Us Higher Education, Jaclyn Combs

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The Use Of Graphic Organizers When Writing With Dual Identified EL And LD Students, Katherine Corrigan

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Culturally Responsive Grammar: Utilizing Contrastive Grammar Analysis To Support Knowledge Of Modern Dialects In The High School Classroom, Katie Corrigan

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Supporting Freshmen Through Their First Year Of High School: A Program Review, Rosa Costain

Teachers’ Descriptions Of The Impact Of False Accusations By Students And Parents, Elizabeth de Leon

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Can Frequent Use Of Number Talks Increase The Comprehension, Understanding, And Fluency Of Fractions, Decimals, And Percentages In Alternative High School Students?, Mark Duffy

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Effective And Engaging Online Learning A Research Based Blended Curriculum In The Middle School Language Arts Classroom, Emily Eggers

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How Can Education Improve The Recycling Behaviors And Attitudes Of Middle School Students, Sara Flanagan

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Factors Contributing To An Elite High School Football Program, Richard Fryklund

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Teaching Listening For Prominence In Combination With Reading To Help Students Determine New Information, Margaret Genereux

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Creating A 21St - Century Learning Space, Melissa Tatiana Giraldo Henao

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From Mathmagicians To Mathematicians: Constructing Cognitive Understanding Over Trusting The Algorithm, Kathryn A. Gould

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Relationships Between Comprehension And Fluency Levels Within Reading At A Second Grade Level, Erika Gregor

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Mathematics Vocabulary: Teaching Tier 3 Language Of Math Fractions To English Learners, Emily Grove

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An Integrated Social Studies And Writing Curriculum Guide For Primary Grade English Language Learners, Gayle E. Hammer

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A Shift In Perspective, David Hander

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How Can I Best Support Classroom Teachers With Their Use And Understanding Of Tier Two Interventions?, Shelley Harris

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Cross-Cultural Implications Of Silence Between Adult Somali English Students And A United States Teacher, Erin Head

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Student-­Led Farmers Market: Engaging, Real-­World Experience And Nutrition Education That Prepares Students For A Successful Professional Life After High School, Rebecca A. Hennessey

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Motivations Of Low-Income Students To Enroll In Selective Colleges, Kimberly Denise Hildahl

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How Teachers Of Predominantly Or Entirely Online Schools Perceive The Possibility Of Online High School For An Entire District, Alex Hillerns

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Connecting Environmental Stewardship, Youth Development, And Community Engagement, Through A Student-Centered Pollinator Curriculum, Elizabeth Huerta Ortiz

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Sense Of Belonging And Community In An Alternative Education Program: Perceptions Of Former Graduates And Teachers, Elizabeth A. Janey

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Student Engagement With Nature When Using Nature Journals And Ipads, Xeng Jasiczek

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The Impact Of Informal Education On Formal Education In Science A Symbiotic Relationship, Colin Johnson

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Curriculum Development And Analysis To Encourage Positive Environmental Attitudes In High School Students, Matthew Johnston

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Equity And A Quality Education: Perceptions Of Suburban And Urban High School Graduates, Leanne Kampfe

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ESP For Ecotourism: Discourse Skills,Technology,And Collaboration For Job Contexts, Jill King

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Is A Single Or Multicomponent Reading Intervention Program More Effective At Enhancing Outcomes For Struggling Readers In Intermediate Grades?, Barbara Klun

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Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy And Social Interactions Within Families And Their Child With Autism, Christina Latterner

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Southeast Asian American Community: Improving Students Literacy Performance Through The Involvement Of The After School Literacy Enrichment Program, Kalia Lee

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Using Repeated Oral Assisted Reading To Improve The Fluency Of Students With Learning Disabilities, Angela J. Leyk

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Decreasing The Social Gap Between English Language Learners And Native Speakers Of English, Rachel Loayza

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Modeling During Writing Instruction As A Way To Increase Elementary Age Writer Self-Efficacy), Kristin Locketz

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How Family Advocates Home-Visiting In A Midwestern Urban Area Describe The Impact of Family Stress On Children’s Learning And Success In School, Virginia Lucio

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How Can An Advisory Program Be Implemented Into The Structure Of A Large Suburban High School To Foster Academic Success In Ninth-Grade Students?, Andrew McCluskey

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Discovering Conceptual Metaphors In High School Biology To Instruct English Language Learners, Nancy R. McCurdy

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Grammatical Acquisition Of Present And Past Tense Verb Forms In A Communicative Setting, Katherine N. Nelson

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Teaching Vocabulary To Ninth Grade Students From Context, Ned Nelson Jr

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Student Reactions To Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Designed To Build Trust And Mutual Respect, Karrah O’Daniel

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Reciprocal Teaching: Improving Students Reading Comprehension, Nora O'Malley

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The Impact Of Effective Guided Reading Practices, Emily O'Rourke

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The Impact Of Math Talks On Student Achievement In Kindergarten, Emily Payan

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Developing Academic Language In The Context Of A Fourth Grade Mathematics Geometry Curriculum Unit, Rachel J. Pazandak

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The Effects Of The Press Intervention On Kindergarteners With Limited Early Literacy Skills, Lindsey Peterson

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Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Single Gender Classroom In An Elementary School Setting, Jade Phillips

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Environmental Stewardship: Protecting Our Planet’s Future, Barbara Pierce

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How Does Experience-Based Learning Impact Students’ Decisions To Perform Sustainable Actions?, Andrew J. Pierson

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World History Lesson Module Design: Promoting Civic Responsibility Through Engagement, Relevancy, And Global Understanding, Jacalyn R. Polloway

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How Integrating Digital Formative Assessment Impacts The Learning Of Sixth-Grade Science Students, Sara E. Potter

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Integrating Cultural Studies into the Social Studies Curriculum in a First- Grade Chinese Immersion ClassroomIntegrating Cultural Studies Into The Social Studies Curriculum In A First- Grade Chinese Immersion Classroom, Qiong Qin

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Is Co-Teaching An Effective Model In Kindergarten Writing Block?, Kristine A. Ranweiler

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Building Capacity: How A Local Government Agency Can Support Partners In Offering Environmental Education For Youth, Alisa Reckinger

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MALP® In The Classroom With A Focus On New Activities For Learning To Improve Linguistic Complexity In Writing For English Learners Seventh-Grade Students, Jehan Hanna Rehayem

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English Learners’ Oral Production Of Math Vocabulary In A Play-Infused Kindergarten Classroom, Meagan Reissy

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What Are Teacher Perceptions Of An Equity Committee?, Isabel Rowles

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Understanding Nontraditional Transfer Student Challenges And Persistence To Degree Completion, Marcia L. Runnberg-Valadez

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How Can An Individual’s Growth Mindset Be Improved By Using Self-Assessment Techniques?, Elizabeth A. Ryan

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How Higher Order Questioning And Critical Thinking Affects Reading Comprehension, Lindsay A. Samelian

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Impact Of Mindset Interventions During Morning Meeting On Student Motivation And Classroom Community, Megan Schoaf

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Interactive Videos As A Vocabulary Pre-Teaching Tool In Middle School Science, Kimberly Severson

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Incorporating Effective Practices Into An Intermediate Classroom To Improve Student Writing, Heidi M. Shannon

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Supporting Students With Gifted-Talented Potential In High Need Schools: A Portraiture Study, Anna Zillnger Shepard

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Foundational Elements Of A Steam Learning Model For Elementary School, Ariel Starzinski

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Achievement And Engagement With The Workshop Model In The High School Literature Classroom, Sara Stensaas

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The Impact Of Independent Investigations On The Engagement Of Elementary Spanish Immersion Students Who Are Gifted, Carolyn Suarez

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Using Social Interaction To Elevate And Enrich Student Expressive Vocabulary In Writing, Elizabeth Swenson

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How Do You Empower At Risk Students To Become Active Citizens About The Environment, Through The Design And Implementation Of An Urban Environmental Science Curriculum Within An Alternative Education Setting?, Stephen N. Szczodroski

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Suggestions In Writing Center Tutorials, Chin Wah Teo

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Motivation For Learning English At A Theological Seminary In Ukraine, Joshua Tokar

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Small Group Explicit Academic Vocabulary Instruction For Kindergarten English Language Learners, Mara Verstraete

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How An English Teacher May Draw From The Socratic Seminar Method In Order To Further Engage Tenth Grade Students During Discussion, Rebekah Margaret Vincent Hogshead

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Cultural Dissonance Of Elder Learners In Beginning Literacy And Language Classrooms, Lisa Vogl

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Improving Language Proficiency Through Effective Use Of Authentic Assessments In High School Spanish Courses, Jeffrey Wheeler

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Perceptions From School Principals About The Role Of Schools In Developing Student Leadership, Pangjua Vang Xiong

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Using A Functional Language Approach To Modifiy Guided Reading For English Langauge Learners, Kristen A. Young

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Teaching Math Academic Language In Chinese Immersion Middle Schools, Xu Zhu

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How Reading Through Literary Lenses Impacts The Quality Of High School Students’ Arguments, Craig D. Zimanske

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The impact of collaborative professional development between classroom teachers and reading recovery teachers, Tessa Abrahamson

Bilingual Children’s Early Home Literacy, Mohamud M. Aden

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What Makes a Veteran-Friendly College or University Campus?, Donald W-R Allen

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The Academic and Psychological Effects of Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities to Solve Problems Using Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies, Holly Andersen

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Formative Assessment of Academic Writing with English Learners in an Algebra Class, Robert J. Anderson

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How Can Implementing Oral Language Strategies Support First Grade Struggling Readers?, Alexandra Kraemer Askew