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 2015

How Does Rewards-Based Classroom Management Impact Kindergarten Student Behavior?, Andrew James Wilbur Bassani

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Achievement in Mathematics and Self-Concept Among Gifted Female High School Seniors, Leah M. Battin

Peer Observation as a Professional Development Tool for Educators, Jared B. Belden

Community College Students’ Perceptions of Stress When Experiencing Loss Through Death of Someone Close and the Support that May be Available or Needed, Kathleen M. Bell

Teacher Cognitions in Relation to Pedagogical Practices and Transformative Learning for Purposes of Pre-service Teacher Education, Robin Reginald Bell

To What Extend Does Dramatic Storytelling Have On Adult ESL Learners’ Ability To Recognize And Use Emphatic Stress In English?, Abigail Lynn Bennett

How do Contract Alternative Schools work to close the Achievement Gap?, Kate Louise Benson

How a medical rounds model could improve standardization of teacher training, Kevin Randall Berdine

What Can Elementary Schools Do to Eliminate and Prevent Cyber Bullying and the Effects of Cyber Bullying in the School Community?, Jessica Marie Bernard

How immigrant parents of three to five year old children decide which values are most important to transfer to their children and the reason for their importance, Michelle Jeannette Ademite Berscheid

Improving Number Sense in High School Students through Science Instruction, Melanie Martha Bristor

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Encouraging Student-­Generated Critical Questions through Literature Circles in a Tenth-­Grade Classroom, Damon Reuben Brook

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The Use of One-To-One iPad Technology and its Impact on Students Receiving Special Education Services Work Completion and Grades, Angela Jean Brumbaugh

Increasing Student Awareness and Stewardship of Nature Through Literature and Storytelling, Krisann Marie Bunnell

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A Study of How the Components of Effective Co-Teaching are Implemented in Middle School Content Area Classrooms in One Suburban School District, Kathryn Rose Burley

Consumer Based Social Marketing to Effect Environmental Change Using a Municipal Curbside Recycling Program, Brooke Butler

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Preparing English Learners for Academic Language Demands of Mainstream Mathematics, Tracie Lynn Cavalli

Increasing Student Achievement in Urban Online/Project-Based Learning, Jeffrey Robert Coleman

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Exploring Attitudes toward Teacher Led Parent Advocacy Models that Address Racial Education Inequity, Paula Yadel Cole

A 1:1 iPad program and its effect on academic achievement, Jane Marie Cornell

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Food Waste and Behavior Change Through Project-Based Learning, Patrick Cary Crawford

Funk and Chunk: Can Music and Memorization Help Fluency Find its Groove?, Kelly Glenn Crocker

Leadership as a Holistic Model in Education, Carlos A. da Cruz

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Student Self-Regulated Learning Through Use Of The Linguafolio® Online In A Beginning Middle School El Class, Melissa Rose Davey

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Assessing Remedial Course Transitional Intervention Effectiveness for First Generation College Students, John Nathan Day

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Newcomer perceptions of identity and school membership: Program comparisons between English only and dual language immersion tracks, Jeanne Lorraine de la Riva [Whisler]

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Analysis of EFL Academic Writing in a Saudi University, Philline Mary Deraney

Leadership Practices of Minnesota Superintendents That Foster a Culture of Innovation among their District Principals, Khuzana E. DeVaan

Layers in the Life of an English Learner, Jyl Rene Dieckhaus

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How can the 5-E Learning Cycle Model of Instruction Be Used to Develop a Differentiated Science Unit on Evolution Based on Six Minnesota Evolution Standards?, Monica Christine Digre

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Teaching Health Literacy To Underrepresented Adolescents: A Curriculum For High School Advisory Teachers, Anya Dmytrenko

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Cultural Factors in Implementing Communicative Language Teaching Methods with Karen English Language Learners, Jonathan Randall Dunnette

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Monitoring The Writing Progress Of English Learners In The Secondary Setting, Susan C. Ellis

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Teacher and Student Perceptions of DynEd Multimedia Courseware: An Evaluation of CALL in an American Technical College, Gail Katherine Ellsworth

How Can a Monthly Newsletter Raise a School Staff’s Awareness of the Cultural and Linguistic Needs of ELs?, Patti R. Elton

Parent Involvement in Family Literacy Programs, Peter John Elwell

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The Confluence of STEM Education and Language Learning: Curriculum Integration to Benefit Language Learners, Christian Joseph Engelbret

Analyzing How Involvement in Extra Curricular Activities Impacts Student Achievement, Lee Michael Engstrom

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Effective Conversations Around Tough Text Within Middle School Literature Circles, Gretchen Elizabeth Enselein

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Presenting Evolution in Public Schools; Is It indisputable?, Paul Andrew Erdman

Goals in Multicultural Education: Toward a More Gender-Inclusive U.S. History Curriculum, Caroline L. Erickson

How Context and Story Matter in Science Instruction, Christopher Johnson Evavold

The Necessity of Parent Involvement in Education: One Teacher's Personal Experiences, Leatitia Leigh Exner

The Role And Impact Of Reflective Practice On Education Doctorate Alumni’s Professional Practice, Aimee Young Fearing

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Intertextual Connections in Text Sets: Creating Common Core Curriculum for Middle School Readers, Karissa Anne Finley

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Creating Picture Books that Feature Children Parented by Same-Sex Partners, Kira Lenore Fischler

Education and Trauma: How Schools can Successfully Educate Students Suffering from the Effects of Trauma, Amy Josephine Fox

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How Can Personalized Learning Devices Be Used to Best Support English Learners in the Middle School Classroom?, Laura Jolin Franke

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Sports and Somali Girls: Increasing Participation and Acculturation, Mandy Rose Franz

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Perceptions of ESL Teachers’ Roles within School Communities, Angela Carolyn Froemming

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Environmental Education in Pre-K Child Care Settings, Kathryn Allison Galloway-Thoele

Competency-based Education in Social Work: Are we there yet?, Jennifer L. Gervais

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Making Content Count: How Content Marketing Can Impact Colleges' Recruitment of Undergraduate Students, JacQueline M. Getty

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Coordinating Collaboration For An ELL / Special Education Student, Cynthia Ann Graham

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How do the Life Stories of Non-Traditional Students Impact Their Educational Journeys, Janna Lynn Graham

The Pathway to a Senior Housing Officer, A Latino Man’s Journey, Javier Gutierrez

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Impacting Science Observation Skills Through Drawing Training, Andrew Keith Hale

Marketing and Higher Education, Michael J. Hand

Preparing alternative learners for college and career readiness, Katherine Erin Harmeyer

The Impact of Robust Vocabulary Instruction on Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Vocabulary Learning, Sabrina Marie Harvey

How and Where? Types and Timing of Backchannels of Japanese Speakers in English Conversation, Chiaki Hasegawa

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The Emotional Effect of Same Sex Grouping, Katherine Barwacz Heidrick

Teacher Perceptions of Their Preparation to Meet the Needs of Secondary English Learners with Limited Formal Education, Kristina Marie Herman Hill

Mainstream Teachers and the Response to Intervention Process for English Language Learners, Rachel Elizabeth Herman

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Young Adult Saudi Learners with Low-Level Literacy, Randy Allen Heuring

How Do High School English Language Learners Experience Community Building in a Constructivist Environment?, Amy Marie Hewett-Olatunde

Engaging Alternatives To A Traditional High School Experinece: A Case Study Of How Graduates Of An Alternative (Project-Based Learning) High School Setting Describe Their Experiences, Insights, And Suggestions For Engaging All Learners, Josiah James Hill

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The Integration Of Social And Emotional Learning And Literacy, Sarah Marie Kennon Hippert

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Journey To Inclusion: A School’s Perspective From Selfcontained ECSE Classrooms To Inclusive Preschool Programs, Allison Marie Hirsch

The Beauty of Hatred: The McDonogh Three’s Untold Stories, Leslie Theresa Hitchens

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When and why do native English speaking students in a Spanish immersion setting switch into English during math instruction?, Samantha Marie Judith Holland

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Effective Teacher Performance Evaluation Systems and the Twin Cities Metro Area: Are local public schools using research-based valued practices?, Jeffrey Philip Escen Holtz

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The Effect of the Mastery Learning Approach on Student Motivation in Middle Level Science, Phillip Jeffrey Hutcheson

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Creating Collaborative Parent-Teacher Learning Environments in an English Language Learner Setting, Joseph William Hutchins

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Culturally Responsive Curriculum: Third Grade Dual Language Immersion Fraction Unit, Katherine Elizabeth Jacques

Effective redirecting language in a Responsive Classroom setting, Blair Nicole Jedinak

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The Correlation between Athletic Intrinsic Motivation and Academic Intrinsic Motivation of Student Athletes at the Secondary Level, Rebecca Lee Jelenc

How can teachers create a positive classroom culture that promotes student engagement and increases academic achievement?, Ann Marie Johnson

Improving English Learners’ Attitude Towards Writing: Goal-Setting with WIDA CAN DO Descriptors, Danielle Kristine Johnson

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The Effect of Directed Sensory Motor Activity on Attention and Independent Work Skills of Second Graders, Janene Ruth Johnson

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Complex Social Skills: Tools for Assessment and Progress Monitoring, Samantha Gail Jung

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Implementation of WIDA Standards: A Cross-Case Analysis of Twelve Public School Districts in Minnesota, Ashley Elizabeth Karlsson

Finding Common Ground: The Effect of Cultural Awareness Professional Development on Teaching Practices, Jared Richard Robert King

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Critical Literacy for Linguistically Diverse Students, Jennifer Ann King

Strategies to Increase Background Knowledge in a Secondary Language Arts Classroom, Sarah Loraine Kisiah

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Integrating Human Culture, Community, and Sense of Place Into an Existing High School Environmental Studies Curriculum, Kathy Allen Kline

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Why are African American Males Dropping out of High School? A Case Study, Michael Charles Cochies Knight

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Growing in This Place: A Place-based Guide to Edible Wild Plants and Wildcrafting in Minnesota, Kelly Shaun Knott

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Mandarin Immersion School: A Case Study, Susan Jean Koehn

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Increasing Number Sense at the Preschool Level, Sarah Marie Koenig

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Mentor texts ability to boost young writer’s confidence, paired with mini-lessons and explicit instruction, Allison Juanita Koester

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How Can Standards-Based Grading be Implemented into an English Language Arts Classroom in Order to Give More Accurate Feedback of Student Achievement, Taunya Kolbinger

Critical Thinking among High-Beginning English Language Learners through Peer Reviews, Zachary Joel Kostka

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Use of Inquiry-Based Learning in a Content-Based Physical Science Course for English Language Learners, Otto Joseph Kraus

Learning Styles and English Language Proficiency of Adult Ecuadorian EFL Students, Mary Elizabeth Kuder

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Je me suis couché de bonne heure: The Explicit Teaching of Collocations to High School French 2 Students, Callie Anne Kunz

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A Needs Analysis of Intercultural Competency Skills for the Community Interpreter Preparatory Course, Tina Marie Kush

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Facilitating Provider Education: The Role and Impact of Healthcare Educators, Jenna Brianne Laine

The Role of Literacy and Language in Building Mathematical Knowledge: A Case Study, Melinda Ellen Langeberg

Exploring the Effectiveness of an Ecoadventure trip as an Environmental Education Tool, Cliff Joseph Langley