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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2024

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A Phenomenological Study on the Impact of the Experience of a College Merger on Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Burnout in Faculty, Staff, and Administrators at Minnesota North College, Molly Elise Franz

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The Impact of the Master Schedule on Student Perception of Teacher-Student Relationships in Minnesota Middle Schools, Jonathon Graff

Do Journaling Activities in Middle School Physical Education Classrooms Improve Student Participation, Dain Kalkbrenner

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Mastery Learning Approach with Formative Assessment Process to Encourage Student Success in Mathematics Classroom, Erin Kruckenberg

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Comparing Online and Traditional Assessment Practices in Middle School Mathematics, Maxwell Krueger and Kathy Enger

Middle School Journal Writing Research Proposal, Sandtrice Lovaloy

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An Investigation of How High School Teachers Can Positively Influence the Mental Health of High School Students, Anthony Mahady

Kimberly's Kaleidoscope: A Journey into Self-Discovery, Kimberly Novotny

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2023

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Using Positive Reinforcement to Increase Student Engagement in The Classroom, Ismail Adam Ismail

Improving Reading Fluency in A Third-Grader Using Read Naturally: A Reading Intervention, Sydney Albertson

The Impact of Literacy Small Group Instruction on Writing Growth in Kindergarten, Taylor Albrecht

How to Make Inclusion Work in Your Preschool Program, Shelly Aldinger

How to Make Inclusion Work in Your Preschool Program, Shelly Aldinger

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Race Matters: Factors That Impact Recruiting Black Teachers in Minnesota, Tonya Allen

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Nature-Based Group Therapy for Women Living with Depression Through a Narrative Lens, Cora Anderson

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Family Engagement in Schools: Family Engagement Guide, Sara Anderson

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CORRELATION OF PERCEIVED QUALITY OF PROGRAM AND RETENTION AMONG ONLINE NON-TRADITIONAL PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT COLLEGE STUDENTS, Rachel Axness

Lindsay Corporation, A Financial Analysis Report, Cade Bakke

Self-Analysis, Madison Bear

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The Effect of Student Agency in a Kindergarten Classroom, Rachel Bedel

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A Comparison of Two Approaches To Promote Multiplication Fact Fluency In Fifth Grade, Jordyn Berger

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Student Perceptions of Co-Teaching, Megan Berg

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Child-Parent Psychotherapy Training for Mental Health Agencies to Address Symptoms of PTSD in Trauma-Exposed Children in Early Childhood, Emily Josephine Bochman

Exploring the Effect of Optional Homework on Test Scores, Brett Brenden

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A Quantitative Study Exploring Predictor Variables Of Minnesota School-Based Agriculture Education Teachers' Desire To Deliver Agricultural Mechanics Courses, Thomas Brown

Exploring the Effectiveness of the Check-In Check-Out (CICO) Behavioral Intervention for Elementary Students, Brant Buysse

Resources for Parent Empowerment in Early Childhood Special Education, Taylor Caspers

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Supporting Native American Families in Schools, JaNace Christjohn

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Embracing Hope: A Counseling Group for Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment, Emily Clayton

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The Effects of Verbal Fluency Interventions: Phonemic versus Semantic Fluency Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease, Brian Connelly

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Enhancing Inclusion: Neurodiversity in the workplace, micah cox

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Using Readers' Theater to Increase Fluency for Second Grade Students, Serena Coyle

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Co-Teaching in the ELA Classroom: Content Teacher and ELL Specialist, Sayra Crary

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Recognizing Teacher Burnout: Utilizing Teacher Retention Strategies to Help Work Life Balance of Educators, Meghann Downer

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Mental Health Counseling Advocacy in K-12 Special Education A Training and Resource Manual for Mental Health Counselors, Teni Ebsen

A Training Module for Paraeducators Using HLP: Social/Emotional/ Behavioral for Teaching Social Behavior, Abbigale Edland

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Overcoming Language Barriers with Parents of English Learners, Anissa Elkjer

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P-12 Teachers' Perceptions and Knowledge about Students' Mental Health and Their Willingness to Provide Mental Health Supports Within Their Classroom, Tamara Engel

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THE FUTURE TEACHER ACADEMY GROW YOUR OWN: A COMPREHENSIVE AND COLLECTIVISTIC MODEL, Gricel Escobedo-Kingwell

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What Limitations Does the Accelerate Reader Program Create When Students Choose Books to Read, Kathryn Franklin

Teaching Emotional Regulation and Coping Skills to a Sixth Grade Student Using the Don't Let Emotions Run Your Life for Kids Workbook, Lauren Fuchs

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Video Coaching for First-Year Special Education Teachers, Katherine Gadient

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Effects of Small Group Instruction on Fact Fluency Progress, Kristi Gaida

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Heggerty's Phonemic Awareness Curriculum with First Graders, Kiana Gilbraith

Culturally Responsive Teaching In Special Education, Tayler Goggleye

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A Phenomenological Study on Single Parents’ Experiences and Engagement as Their Child Attends Elementary School, Samantha Gort

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Leading with Equity through Action: The Theory of Racial and Gender Equity Advancement in Rural Schools, Anna Gross

The Effectiveness of Student Friendly Scales on Third Grade Students aimswebPlus Reading Comprehension Scores, Lauren Grove

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Analysis of Self, Parker Hall

Improving Phonemic Awareness Skills Using Heggerty with Two Kindergartners, Amber Hausmann

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Transition Time Affecting Instruction Time in Middle School Classrooms, Rachel Heinze

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Body Positivity: A School Counseling Group for Adolescents, Zoe Justine Hess

Effects of Life Space Crisis Intervention on Students with Emotional Behavior Disorders, Lindsay Hoffmann

Myers Industries Inc. A Financial Analysis Report, Joshua Hollaar

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An Analysis of How Daily Reflection Journals about Reading Impact Students’ Motivation to Read, Alyssa Holland

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Educator Self-Reflection: Parent Communication Methods in Special Education, Katie Hosch

Student Aggression and Teacher-Related Trauma, April Hyde

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Impact of Brain Breaks on Student Engagement in an Upper Elementary Classroom, Hannah Jaeger and Stephanie McWilliams

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Impacting Student Self-Efficacy in English/Language Arts: Using Student-Generated Questions in Small Group Discussions, Heather Johnson

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How Doctoral Students in a Formal Leadership Program Conceptualize Followership: A Mixed-Methods Study, Katy J. Johnson

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Mental Health Literacy Training for Elementary Educators, Anna Joyce

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Best Practices in Counseling the Balkan Population: Training for Mental Health Counselors, Arnela Karic

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The Effectiveness of Using Phonics Instruction and Interventions in Elementary Classrooms, Brittany Kasprick

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Ethnographic Research of the Impact of Catalyst Strategies on the Engagement and Relationships within the Classroom for 6th Graders Versus 2nd Graders in the General Education Classroom, Amber Keller, Casey Poland, Rene Beaird, and Sara Kubicek

The Effects of Goal Setting Practices on Performance Motivation in a Personalized Competency Based Education Learning Model, Emily Klusman

Avoiding Burnout: Newsletters that Promote Special Education Teachers Well-Being, Kayler Knott

Ashley Kommer's Journey of Resilience, Ashley Kommer

Assistive Technology- Consideration, Consultation, Collaboration, Amanda Kreuger

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Therapeutic Treatments for Adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorder: A Group Manual, Lauren Lauermann

Teaching Techniques for Improving Student Behavior and Performance in Classrooms: A Review of the Literature, Mackenzie Laughlin

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Standards Based Inclusive Preschool Curriculum, Bridgette Leigh

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Decodable Readers versus Leveled Text, Taylor Leitch

Decodable Readers versus Leveled Texts, Taylor Leitch

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The Impact of a Social Emotional Learning Integrated Curriculum on Student Social Emotional Competencies, Karrah Lucht

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EXPLORING THE ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS AND MATHEMATICS TEACHING STYLES WITH STAR RENAISSANCE MATHEMATICS SCORES IN A GROUP OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AT A MIDWESTERN SCHOOL., Sydney Lund

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Medication Psychoeducation for Adults with Social Anxiety: Training for Mental Health Professionals, Rachel Mathis

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A QUALITATIVE APPROACH EXAMINING THE EFFECTS OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES IN KENYA, Molly McKinnon

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Using Student Goal Setting and Individual Student Conferences to Increase Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Amanda R. McNamee

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Ambiguous Loss and Grief Group Intervention for Youth in Foster Care, Courtenay Anne Miedema

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The College Search Process of Rural, First-Generation Students, Tia Miles

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The Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Adolescent Anxiety: A Training for School Staff and Administration, Michael Millard

The Impact of Structured Literacy on Students with Reading Disabilities, Chelby Miller

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Analysis of Self: A Deep Dive into Me, Mark Miller

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Measuring Perceived Stress Levels and Adaptive Coping Strategies in Undergraduate College Students: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Sarah Milner

The Use of Self Regulation an Autoethnography, John Morgan

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Reflecting on ECSE Parent Coaching: Integrating High Leverage Practices 2, 11 and 16 with Parents of Children Birth through Age 2, John Muhlenpoh

Anxiety and Internalizing Behaviors: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in School Using The Coping Cat Program, Lena Nycklemoe

Combining Academic and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Academic Engagement and Reading Fluency of Elementary Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Jana Oatis

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The Effectiveness of Explicit Literacy Instruction on Kindergarten and First-Grade Student’s Decoding Abilities, Stacy Olson, Megan Parenteau, and Monica Parenteau

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Throwing away the Late Work Penalty, Anthony Orttel

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A.I.M. Handbook Parent Handbook, Emery Palm

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The Effectiveness of Explicit Literacy Instruction on Kindergarten and First-Grade Student’s Decoding Abilities, Megan Parenteau, Monica Parenteau, and Stacy Olson

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The Effectiveness of Explicit Literacy Instruction on Kindergarten and First-Grade Student’s Decoding Abilities, Monica Parenteau, Megan Parenteau, and Stacy Olson

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Reading Instruction, Interventions, and Process, Chelsey Pederson

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Analysis of Self, Peace Peter

The Effectiveness of the Unstuck & On Target Curriculum on Students Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emma Peterson

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The Effects of One-on-One Interventions on Kindergarten Students., Laura Peterson

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Ethnographic Research of the Impact of Catalyst Strategies on the Engagement and Relationships within the Classroom for 6th Graders Versus 2nd Graders in General Education, Casey Poland, Rene Beaird, Amber Keller, and Sara Kubicek

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Implementation of Equine Therapy into Treatment Programming for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Gabrielle Rayfield

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Exploring the Role of Student Stories in the College Admissions Appeals Process, Thomas A. Reburn