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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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

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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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What Effect Does A Spanish Vocabulary-Through-Music Instructional Intervention Have On The Development Of Early Literacy Skills Of Preschool Students In A Bilingual Setting?, Natalie Ehalt-Bove

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

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How Does An Environmental Based Service-Learning Project In An Non-Science Classroom Affect Student’s Values And Motivate Them To Be Better Stewards?, Nathan Fritz

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

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What Can One Learn By Measuring Assessments Two Ways: Traditional Grading Scale Versus Standards-Based Grading Method?, Lynn Suzanne Gay

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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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A Case Study Of A Charter School That Is Beating The Odds Of The Achievement Gap, David Green

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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

Building Collaboration Between ESL And Mainstream Classrooms: A Professional Development Curriculum Guide, Julie Haddad

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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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Changing Student Perceptions To Increase Success In Alternative Education Settings, Elizabeth Hazeldine

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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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Cultural Hybridity: A Case Study On Hmong Teen Identity, Kao Moua Her

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Teaching Academic Language And Prosody Through Content-Related Collocations, Nell Duffy Hernandez

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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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The Effectiveness Of Project-Based Learning In Teaching Adult Esl Students How To Locate, Evaluate, And Use Evidence From Texts, Shoshana Hoose

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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

Auto-Ethnography: My Environmental Educational Journey And What Is Society Doing Or Not Doing To Environmentally Educate Its Citizenry?, Bruce S. Kessler

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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

A Text Analysis Of Bound Morphemes In K-12 Science Texts And The Implications Of Bound Morphemes For English Language Learners’ Reading Comprehension, Matthew Koch

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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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Guided Reading For Beginning English Learners In The First Grade Classroom, Alexis L. Lundberg

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Introducing Non-EL Teachers To Visual Learning Strategies For Beginning English Learners: A Proposal For Workshop Study, Jillian Magnusson

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Texts In Reading Intervention Programs: Are They Culturally Representative Of English Learner Populations?, Lisa N. Marquardt

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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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How Can An Intermediate Elementary Educator Use Critical Literacy To Promote Social Justice Through Book Clubs?, Grace Shields Mevissen

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Influencing Factors For Academic Tracking In High School Mathematics, Matthew Minowitz

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Science Interactive Notebooks: A Case Study On Learning In High School Students, Autumn A. Mollet

School Programming For Homelessness: Perspectives Of Families And Local Homeless Liaisons, Bobby Morrow

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The Impact Of The Closure Of Open Enrollment On Language Immersion Program, Katie Moss

A Search For Poly-Collaborative Education: Rediscovering The Social Values Of Minnesota’s Founding Farmers And Imperfect People, Brian W. Mumford

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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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How Can Teachers Enhance The Acquisition And Retention Of Vocabulary In Their Urban Learner?, Sarah K. Norenberg

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

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Creating A Karen Culture And Language Toolkit, Kate Oliver

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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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Case Studies Of Nature-Based Preschool Models In The Midwest, Janelle Dawn 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

How Can A Research-Based Professional Development Model Enhance Dual-Language/Immersion Teachers’ Instructional Practices, Patricia Ramirez

Citizens All: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy In The First-Year College Writing Classroom, Vanessa Ramos

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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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Indirect Requests: A Comparative Study Of Explicit-Deductive And Explicit-Inductive Instruction Methods, Nicholas J. Reishus

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

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Aspect Comprehension And Processing In Narratives By Native Spanish Speakers, Hannah Riddle

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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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How Interacting With Teacher Feedback Impacts Students’ Writing, Kristen Bankers Saxhaug

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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

An Embedded Single Case Study Of A Large Urban Charter School In The Midwest In The United States: The Impact Of School Leadership On Student Academic Achievement, Mohamed Ibrahim Sheikh

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

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Close Reading As A Means For Increasing Self-Perception In Struggling Middle School Readers, Megan Slinger

Designing An Environmental, Experiential, Ecology Course For Minnesota High School Students: IB Environmental Systems And Societies Explore Minnesota, James Stanton

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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