Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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


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

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


The Emotional Effect of Same Sex Grouping, Katherine Barwacz Heidrick


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


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


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


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


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


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


Increasing Number Sense at the Preschool Level, Sarah Marie Koenig

Teachers’ and Administrators’ Descriptions on Involvement With Involuntary Transfers, Keren J. Lebron Calderon

How the Flipped Classroom Increases Motivation and Achievement in a Mathematics Classroom, Megan Marie Loahr

How the Identity of Somali-American Youth Impacts Learning, Kelly Jelen Mayberry


Using Guided Math and Flipped Learning in a Fifth Grade Fractions Unit, Kristin Leigh Moore


Culturally Responsive Math Curriculum: First Grade Dual Language Immersion Addition Unit, Alia R. Morales Towns

How can incorporating self-advocacy skills improve retention rates and academic success among at-risk first-year students of color in higher education?, Amanda Khongcee Moua


Using Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning, and Written Reflection to Improve Mathematics Problem Solving Skills, Kara Jean Odegaard

Sensory Integration, Karen Leah Olson

The Impact of Eighth Grade Math Placement, Jennifer Lynn Patrek


How Attachment Style Correlates to Symptoms of Burnout for Direct Care Staff in a Company that Serves People with Developmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities, Shantel Lee Pickar

Effects of Engagement Strategies on Learning in Algebra and Geometry Classrooms, Kristin Mary Radermacher


What Teaching Approach in an Online English Class is Effective in Improving Guatemalan Business Professionals’ Oral Use of the Language, Erin Raxon


The integration of play into the first-grade Language Arts curriculum for English language learners, Cheryl Jean Sanderson

How Personal Goal Setting is used as an Effective Tool to Increase Physical Fitness and Activity Levels in the G.O.A.L Curriculum, Molly Schock

How elementary teachers in different countries describe music education and its effects on their students, Marilynn Cheryl Seashore


How do Mindset Interventions Affect 6th Grade Students' Mindsets, Nadine Louise Uremovich

How Can The Case Study Method Be Used To Develop Non-routine Problem Solving In The High School Biology Classroom?, Jeanette C. Vance

Extracurricular Activities And The Impact Through Students’ Eyes, Robert Richard Wagener

Principal Leadership Styles And Standardized Test Results / Portraiture Of Three Leadership Styles And Their Resulting Academic Outcomes, Donna Lynn Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

How can a high school theatre arts class teach students greater community acceptance and social awareness, Thom Amundsen

Exploring the Brain Gym Program as an Academic Intervention for Elementary Students, Jessica Feigal Borchardt

How Can I Make Algebra More Relevant for My 9th Grade Remedial Algebra Students?, Dave Buck Carlson

How Developing and Implementing a Parental Involvement Program Can Decrease Behavior Issues and Increase Student Academic Achievement, Annetta Carol Carter

Oral language development: using text talk with struggling readers in the first grade classroom, Alicia Maureen Darby

Using Flipped Classrooms To Engage, Individualize and Differentiate Instruction, Kaci Louise Demerchant

Reshelving the Cookbook: Engaging Learners in Science through Student-Driven Inquiry, Jodi Jean Dempsey

The impact of comprehensive musicianship through performance in an eighth grade orchestra, Madeline E. Eicher

How a balanced mathematical approach of whole group and small group settings, with a focus on math talk, better addresses differentiation, Samantha Gaarder

Increasing Group Work Participation in a Foods Laboratory, Marissa Ann Getty

What motivates African-American males to succeed in middle school?, Domonique Dejoan Gilmer

Social Skill Intervention for Students with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Survey of Special Educator Preparedness, Robyn Renee Glaim

Using research-based vocabulary teaching strategies to improve student achievement in high school geometry, Heather M. Hagen

How creating a sequential and comprehensive recorder curriculum raises the performance level of music students as measured by technical skill, Ryan A. Johnson

Parent preferred components of family assessment tools in early intervention, Sara E. Johnson

Reader’s Workshop Minilessons That Increase Students’ Reading Comprehension, Alissa Jean Knutson

How Special Education Students React to a Flipped-Classroom Teaching Technique in a High School Geometry Course, Emily R. Lewis

Characteristics of Adult Learners and effective staff development to consider when creating and implementing a staff development plan for Title 1 staff, Colleen M. Liegakos

Improving scores on Advanced Placement European History multiple choice tests by using student response systems, Paul Th Lund

Language Immersion Implemented for Success in an Urban Setting, Christina Elizabeth Maynor

Excel Girls’ Group: Creating a Curriculum to Address Self-Worth and Goal Setting with Adolescent Females, Nicole F. McCarty

Real world science: preparing our students for the 21st Century, Margaret A. Nufer

Effects of the Circle of Power and Respect on students' peer relationships and experiences in collaborative groups, Jacqueline P. Peck

How does Madrid’s bilingual program foster cultural competence in its students and how can this be translated into a secondary Spanish classroom in suburban Minnesota?, Megan Maus Radtke

How culturally relevant pedagogy can be utilized to create a peer conference strategy that will foster engagement and motivation for eighth grade students when discussing writing, Nicole P. Ramos

Should grades show students' academic achievements or include other non-academic factors?, Samantha C. Sackett

Creativity and technology: creating an elementary curriculum that uses technology to foster creativity, Randall S. Schlede

Effective Support of Special Education Paraprofessionals to Improve Student Independence and Success, Angela Rose Swanson

Promoting student achievement and engagement using brain-based learning techniques, Erin K. Synan

Exploration in culturally relevant curriculum and assessments for urban American Indian students, Laura Elizabeth Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Online learning in physical education, Jillian L. Anderson

Using the TI-Nspire CX CAS Graphing Calculator with ELL, mid-level algebra students, Anna Monsour Bader

A vision of Spanish heritage language programs, motivational success factors and their influence among heritage learners, Julissa Angelica Ballon

An investigation into what specific reading strategies motivate reluctant fourth-grade male readers and improve their attitudes toward reading, David Bataglia

The integration of music in first-year Spanish classes, Borras Javier Blazquez

How does the teaching of fluency through guided reading effect struggling readers?, Adam A. Brandell

The effect supported independent reading has on motivation, engagement, and achievement in sixth grade striving readers, Jill D. Burnson

A case for teaching more organic chemistry and biochemistry at the high school level, Jeffrey Alan Chalmers

Implementing reading strategies in a kindergarten general music classroom, Meriah Jan Chamberlain

How can a kindergarten teacher improve the writing performance of students by implementing benchmarks of Minnesota Academic Standards during writer's workshop, Kelly A. Clafton-Martinson

On the path to lifelong reading: motivating intermediate students to enjoy reading, Nyomi Davis

How can community college faculty develop and initiate a hybrid program for beginning and small farm management education, Eric J. Deters

Designing lessons for intervention mathematics classes: an investigation in how to teach underachieving students, Megan J. Diediker

How the use of an interactive whiteboard contributes to the engagement of students in an early childhood special education autism classroom, Amy Dorey

Exploring the effects of implementing focus math talk practices in a fourth grade classroom, Abigayle E. Foss

Integrating physical activities into the classroom, Rebecca Haehnel

In what ways does auditory storytelling enhance comprehension in ESL kindergarten students?, Mosbeck Robyn Henderson

How can differentiation of instruction in kindergarten increase students' literacy achievement, Katie B. Hiti

The benefits of cross-age tutoring in a supplementary writing class, Max F. Hollenback

How does implementing a web page improve communication and keep parents informed in a primary classroom, Melissa D. Kappes

How flipped learning can be used to meet the needs of students of high academic ability in the sixth grade math classroom, Kristina Lee Kofski

A case study on refugee integration in the United States: how is it that one family from Togo, West Africa has been successfully absorbed into a changing Minnesota?, Christopher D. Miller

Regulating sensory systems of preschool children with autism, Karen M. Ness

iPads in the junior high classroom: benefits, challenges, and recommended strategies, Linnea Pearson

Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in the school setting: improving student recovery in the classroom, Theresa J. Pines

How the social studies curriculum can be developed and implemented using picture books for primary learners, Terri L. Ristow

What are effective oral error correction strategies for the immersion classroom?, Jennifer M. Santamaria

Results of embedding nonfiction reading strategies in world history curriculum, Jason R. Starr

How the continued daily use of a student planner affects homework completion of an intermediate age student, Briana Sykora

How can I create stories that may increase oral language development in the Hmong language, Sue Vang

What interventions can prepare at-risk African-American students for success in higher education, Demaya L. Walton

A local grant writing curriculum for fine arts teachers, Franklin M. Whitcomb

How can I help my struggling first graders read in a French immersion classroom?, Hortense M. Yomba

Curriculum for reflective practice in a learning-centered theatre course that explores careers in the performing arts, Katherine Marie Young

How the use of culturally relevant literacy strategies affects student motivation, Leslie A. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

Science notebooks in the elementary classroom, Jill Marie Andersen

How can scaffolding first graders within the writing portion of Reading Recovery lessons lead to independent writing in the classroom?, Diane L. Anthony