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 2019

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Middle School Voices On Leadership Matter: Adults Miss "The Small Ways In Which We Lead, Brenda Backes

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On The Importance Of Deliberate Writing Instruction In Fourth Grade Classrooms, Joshua Baumgartner

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Effective Strategies That Provide Support And Enhance Learning For Strong Readers, Kathleen Benbrooks

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The Roles And Identities Of English As A Second Language Teacher Leaders, Madeline Benson

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" Addressing How Whiteness Silences African American Narratives In Higher Education In The United States Through Narrative Analysis", Keith Bistodeau

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Finding Connections Between Teacher Motivation And Professional Development In Pursuit Of Mastery In Practice, Ann Carlson

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How Induction Practices Impact Retention: A Case Study, Heidi Dunlap

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Student Affective And Cognitive Environments In A Classical School, Ryan Meaney

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What Are The Doorways And Barriers To Enrollment In College Preparatory Courses For Students Who Are Black, Hispanic, And American Indian?, Alicia Moore

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A Test Of Project-Based, Learner-Centered Pedagogy In A High-Needs, Urban Charter School, Michael Padgett

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The Influence Of Student Self-Reflection On Academic Mindset Change, Kate Peck

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Collegebound: Assessment Of An Outdoor Orientation Program, Kyle Rauch

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African American Parent Perspectives On School Segregation And Integration, Beatrice Rendon

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Can You Repeat That, Please? Using Repeated Reading With Low-Intermediate Adult English Language Learners, Jennifer Siegfried

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Reasons Families Choose To Homeschool: A Study Of Homeschooling Families In Minnesota, Laura R. Smetak

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The Prevalence Of Peter Senge'S Five Disciplines Of A Learning Organization In A Rural High School'S Professional Development, Jacquelyn Stevens

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"Implementing Genre Pedagogy In An Adult ESL Classroom: A Novice Teacher’S Diary Study ", Steven Wicht

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High Interest Low Readability Books And Motivation In Chinese Classrooms, Renee Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Examining The Effectiveness Of An Esl Teacher Observation Tool, Hetal Ascher

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The Effects Of Using Morphemic Analysis On Comprehension Of Unknown Academic Vocabulary, Jon Avery

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The Impact Of Risa Oral Interactions On The Acquisition Of Scientific Classification Language For Slife, James Bordewick

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Examining Group Dynamics Of High School Adminstrative Teams: How Individual And Group Leadership Traits Foster Integration Of Ideas And Actions In Learning Organizations, Steven Brady

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School Uniform Requirements: Effects On Student Academic Performance, Elizabeth Brobeck

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How Does The Language Used In Literacy Coaching Conversations Impact Teacher Self-Efficacy?, Nicole Cahill

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Why Is Invasive Species Education Important, Alexandra Crofts

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Ninth Grade Student Reaction To Using Summarization And Annotation, Teresa Day

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Designing A Place-Based Education Water Cycle Curriculum In Order To Impact Middle School Science Students’ Depth Of Understanding And Attitude Toward Science, Sara Dusbabek

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The Relationship Between The Development Of Math Operation Proficiency And Student Confidence, Douglas Elfstrom

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Perceptions Of Adult-Child Collaboration In Toddler Environments In A Midwestern Montessori School, Anne Estes

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Minnesota Female Principals From Historically Dominated Cultures In The United States: What Are Their Perceptions Of How Ethnicity, Gender, And Race Have Impacted Their Leadership Identity?, Alejandra Estrada-Burt

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Can Engagement In The Natural Environment Reduce Stress In Gifted Students, Elizabeth Gluck

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Memorization And Mastery: Teaching Disciplinary Vocabulary In The Secondary Classroom, Matthew Granoff

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Getting More Young Children Outdoors By Supporting And Encouraging Their Teachers, April Greibrok

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Leveraging Writing Routines To Increase Achievement Of English Learners In Science, Monica Grubb

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The Relationship Between Frequent Field Trips To A Local Community Nature Center And Elementary Aged Youth'S Positive Sense Of Place, Ashley Hansen

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Communicating Student Achievement Through Standards-Based Assessment And Grading, Elizabeth Hennen

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How Do Educators Avoid Teacher Burnout?, Rebecca Hibbard

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A Study On The Use Of Rubrics To Guide Writing And Self-Assessment In The L2 Elementary Classroom, Matthew Hoerr

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Decoding A New Age Of Informal Learning: Describing Public Pedagogy For The Web, Alison Holland

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"Recycling Influences: Exposure To Childhood Environmental Education", Janet Hollinger

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Timing Is Everything: Adapting Rewards Intermediate For 4th And 5th Grade Striving Readers, Ruth Kerl

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The Aspect Hypothesis And Its Application In The Comprehension Of Perfective Telic And Imperfective Atelic Situations In Leveled English Language Learners: Insights Into The Link Between Comprehension And Production, Collin Klagmann

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How Can Fluency Instruction Using Readers' Theater And Paired Reading Impact Reading Comprehension In The Third Grade Classroom?, Angela Koski

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From Orality To Literacy: Funds Of Knowledge Of Somali Newcomers, Charity Kroeker Calubayan

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Feeding Inequity, Erin Lange

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Using L1 In Support Of Learning English: Code-Switching Behaviors Across Wida Levels, Laura Lucarelli

What Middle School Teachers Can Learn From Athletic Coaches, Christopher Lutz

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"A Hmong American Esl Teacher’S Struggles With Quietness And Its Effect On Oral Acquisition Of English: An Autoethnography ", Nou Ly

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How Can Embedded Grammar Instruction Support Student Writing?, Lucia Marincel

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy And Student Motivation: An Applied Study Of Their Relationship In Fourth Grade English Learners, Joy McClain

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Effects Of Evaluative Praise Versus Behavior Descriptive Praise On Intrinsic Motivation And Behavior, Stacie McCormack

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A Culturally Relevant Opening Weeks Curriculum: Seeking To Engage All Students To Succeed In The Middle School Science Classroom, Altringer Nicholas

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Breaking The Silence For Long-Term English Learners With Risa Oral Interactions, Emily Noel

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Will An Environmental Focused Genius Hour Affect Students’ Attitudes Toward The Environment?, Claire Opsahl

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Flexible Reading Groups And Social Emotional Needs In A First Grade Classroom, Miranda Pogulis

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Involvement In Extracurricular Activities And Overall High School Experience: Academics, School Belonging, And Career/College Readiness, Mike Richards

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Invading Minnesota: A Middle School Invasive Species Curriculum, Ashley Schultz

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Building Background Knowledge To Fill The Gaps, Jaclyn Semlak

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The Most Effective Methods Of Small Group Reading Instruction In Upper Elementary Grades, Nicole Snoberger

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The Type Of Homework Assignment And Its Potential To Influence Student Motivation And Language Learning In A High School Spanish Language Classroom, Sarah Spilde

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Exploring Multi-Sensory Curriculum Development: Grades 3-5 Science In A Virtual Environment, TeriLynn Stackhouse

Teaching Public Speaking Digitally With The Same Efficacy As The Traditional Classroom Setting, Sarah Stout

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Effective Note-Taking Strategies In The High School Math Classroom, Michael Swenson

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Do You Have A Learning Disability?: Exploring The Experiences Of Hmong Students With Special Needs In A Public Hmong Charter School, Vang Xiong

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Children’s Connectedness To Nature And Parental Influence: A Mixed Methods Survey, Meredith Yue

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

A Plagiarism Prevention Curriculum For Secondary Students, Marlana M. Benzie-Lourey

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Moving And Learning: A Curriculum Designed To Reduce Stress In High School Physical Education Students, Anthony J. Bizal

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Levels Of Development Among Saudi Arabian Students Studying At An American University, Drew Boatman

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Transitioning From Teachers' Words To Students' Words: Strategies To Promote Comprehension During Literature Circles, Tiffany Tozke Brian

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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

The Effects Of Poverty On Academic Achievement In Adolescents, Cherleigh Carpenter

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An Investigation Into The Allophonic Split Of /B/ And /P/: Is There A Relationship Between Noticing And Pronunciation For Adult Somali ELS?, Amy Christine Carruthers

Bridging The Gap Between Theory And Practice: Providing Access To And Engaging Students In Developing Skill In Academic Writing, Stacy Lincoln Casper

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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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Reducing Your Water Footprint: An Activity Packet On Water Conservation For Young Children, Mallory A. Colegrove

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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

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Educator Reaction To Secondary Students Having Leadership Roles, Noel R. Cronin

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American Indian Ethnic Studies: A Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Approach To Teaching An American Indian Ethnic Studies Unit, Bryan K. Deiman

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

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Blue Collar Literacy: Using Situated Literacy To Build A Curriculum In Support Of Vocational Education, Kathleen Drahosh

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Blue Collar Literacy: Using Situated Literacy to Build a Curriculum in Support of Vocational Education, Kathleen Drahosh

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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

The Power Of Scaffolding In Early Literacy Skill Development For Ell Preschoolers, Nazli Denise Duru