Welcome to RED. RED is an open-access repository maintained by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Library to showcase, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly and creative work produced by the MSUM Community.

A copy of each Dissertation and Thesis written by a graduate student at MSUM as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the graduate degree is deposited in RED. Students registered for Dissertation (799) or Thesis (699) will upload their final approved papers.

For those graduate students that elect to do the Project/Action Research and have registered for 696 or 796, uploading the project is optional. The two options:

  1. Completion of the submission form only; no upload.
  2. Completion of the submission form and upload of project only when approved by project advisor.

Please discuss your options with your advisor.

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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2020


Reflection's Impact on Student Learning, James Dahlgren


Creating Trauma Sensitive Classroom in the Early Childhood Setting, Janelle Elke

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2019

Anxiety: A School-Based Counseling Group for Adolescent Students, Angel Aakre

Student Involvement in Formative Assessment, Benjamin Aastuen


Effectiveness of Sight Word and Repeated Reading Interventions in the Primary Classroom, Jordan Ackerman

The Effect of Teaching Goals and Scales to Enhance Writing Achievement in Kindergarten, Jessica Adamski

The Effects of Instruction (Direct Instruction Flashcard Procedure and Letter Writing) on Letter Name Fluency in Preschool Children, Sara Affield and Michelle Hanson

Teaching Multiplication Facts Through Choice and Games, Danielle Andvik

The Effects of Writing Instruction on Reading Accuracy and Comprehension, Emily Rebecca Ascheman

Overcoming Adversity: My Journey of Personal Exploration and Professional Growth, Laura Melinda Jean Baker


Financial Analysis and Valuation of Christopher and Banks Corp.,, Mona Barhouma

The Inclusive Environment and its Effects on All Learners, Jamie Bartz

Helping Yourself to Help Others, Janet Bechtold


Exploring the Experiences of Communication Partners of People with Parkinson's Disease: A Qualitative Study, Jacqueline Bell

The Effects of Daily Fluency Practice in Primary Settings, Kylie Bengtson and Melissa S. Fritchman


Understanding the Effects of Childhood Trauma: Strategies for educators, Trista Bentler

The Impact of Intentionally Teaching Cooperative Learning, Tucker Bergmann, Reed Hefta, Christina Hein, and Mark Whiting


Anxiety and Behavior: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in School With a Ten-Year-Old Boy Using the Coping Cat Program, Sarah Bernhardt

The Effects of Parent/Guardian Engagement on Student Success in Middle School, Katelyn A. Biggar and Zachary J. Biggar

Using Total Physical Response Approach and Enhanced Vocabulary Instruction to Impact Vocabulary Retention, Elissa Braaten, Cara Herzog, Ingrid Johnson, Annette Rice, Rachel Shane, and McKinzie Tangen


English Learner Advancement in AVMR Structuring, Kristina Bradley


Financial Analysis: Sleep Number Corporation, Trevor Brandner

Self-Regulation Skills Instruction: The Role of Self-Regulation in Behavior of Children, Heather Brasel

Effects of Social Emotional Learning, Grace Brennan

Reflections of Growth as a Counselor Trainee, Rachelle Brown



Analysis of Self, Cassi Buchite

Vocabulary and Word Acquisition Through Cooperative Learning, Cody Burington

Effects of Project-based Learning on Collaborative Skills in Elementary-Aged Children, Sarah Cegla-Reed

Exploring Effective Classroom Management Techniques in a 1:1 Classroom Setting, Paige Cermak

Incremental Rehearsal for Spelling: A Spelling Retention Intervention With a Fourth Grade Student, Dylan James Curto

The Impact of Increased Classwork, Reduced Homework, and Shortened Lectures on Student Engagement, Thomas DeBoer and Bradley Haugen


Flipping the Focus: Flipped Learning in a Geometry Classroom, Christina Dittus


Motivation in Male Adolescent Readers, Rachel Dockter


Financial Analysis and Valuation of Duluth Holdings, Inc., Joshua Drewlow


Factors Related to the Selection of a Service Delivery Model: A Survey of School Speech-Language Pathologists, Meredith Ann Egeland

The Impact of Inclusion Within the Secondary Career and Technical Educational Classroom, Cynthia Evenson


Guided Reading Framework Needs for ELL Students at the Emergent, Early and Transitional Levels, Elizabeth Evenstad

Effects of Guided Reading on Phonics Skills, Anna Elizabeth Fick

Measuring Effectiveness of Using Fountas & Pinnell Word Study Components: Word Sorts, Manipulatives, Word Maps and Explicit Instruction to Build Vocabulary, Kelsey L. Fode, Tyler J. Fode, Susan L. Jordan, and Nicole A. Shepler

Increasing Basic Math Fact Fluency Using Flashcard Drills with a Second Grade Student, Peyton Gale


Plan B Analysis of Self, Desirae Ganje

The Effects of Critique and Feedback on the Quality of Artwork, Kassandra Gibbons

Running Through Chaos to Find Myself: A Self Analysis Presented to The Graduate Faculty of Minnesota State University Moorhead, Gayle Gordon


Training for Secondary Educators to Decrease School Violence, Katie Grosz

The Impact of Cross-Age Tutoring on Letter Name Identification for Kindergarteners, Nicole Michelle Halbur

Word Study Instruction to Improve Spelling Accuracy, Chelsa Haney

Executive Functioning Skills and Their Effect on Knowledge Acquisition in Kindergarten, Jessica Hansen


Developing a Curriculum for TEFL 107: American Childhood Classics, Kendra Hansen


Self-Monitoring Interventions for Elementary Students With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders and the Effects on Improving On-Task Behavior, Lauren Hayes


Military Deployment- A Counseling Group for Children, Rosa Hayes


Power of Choice: Empowerment through Reading, Sarah Heise


Measuring the Application and Transfer of “Contrast and Contradictions” Comprehension Strategy, Amanda Henningsen, Michelle Fjeld, and Lisa Kangas


Placement Testing Instruments for Modality Streams in an English Language Program, Aimee Hilgers

Curriculum Matters: Math Curriculum Review for Elementary, Jessica Kasprick

Use of the Social Explorers Curriculum with Four Kindergarten Students Who Have Social Skills Deficits, Adam Kessler

Goal Setting and Self-Assessment in the Elementary Music Classroom, Erin Kiefert

The Effects of Personalized Learning on Engagement and Academic Achievement in the Reading Standard of Phonemic Awareness, Stephanie Kotta

Improving Number Word Sequencing in Kindergarten, Katie Marie Langer

Executive Function in Students with and Without Disabilities, Kristin Lee

Exploring Emotional, Physical, and Cultural Engagement Strategies within a Block Schedule, Samantha Link, Mary F. Kvebak, and Aaron E. Swenson


Financial analysis and valuation of Vista Outdoor, Inc, Cyrille Litche

The Effect of Repeated Readings on Oral Fluency, Prosody, and Comprehension in a First-Grade Classroom, Alyssa Macy


The Effect of Gearing Up For Kindergarten on the Development of Letter Recognition In a group of Kindergarten Students, Heather Mark

Parent Perception on 2nd Grade Math Homework, Ashley Marquart

Math to Mastery: Promoting Math Fact Fluency in a Child with ADHD, Sarah Mattison


A Brief Bystander Training Program: Promoting a Positive School Climate, Matt Meyer


The Experience of Counseling Interns and Their Perceived Preparedness of Multicultural Counseling: A Phenomenological Study, Bianca Maria Milz


Comstock House Tour Script Adaptation for Non-native Speakers of English, Aura Lee Mohror

The effect of PECS on Children with Social-Emotional Delays Being Able to Self-Identify their Emotions in a Preschool Setting, Amy Nielson and Brandon Otway

The Effect of Differentiated, Guided Math Instruction on Student Achievement and Student Engagement, Kari Norton

The Use of Self-Monitoring Strategies to Improve Success in Inclusive Settings, Tanner Oakes

Using the Zones of Regulation with A Kindergartener and Fourth Grader, Ariel Ostrander

Impact of Intervention on Learning Blends and Diagraphs, Rebecca Panka


Effects of Yoga on Student Attention in Pre-K, Amanda Paulson

The Impact of Partner Reading and Conferring on Second Grade Students, Amy Pederson

The Effects of Movement on Reading Achievement, Shae Pepera

Rethinking Weekly Spelling Tests, Ashley Peterson

Homework Interventions and Academic Performance: Possible Effects on Assessment Performance Due to Homework Interventions, Ryan Peyton


Using Phonics to Increase Reading Comprehension in English Language Learners, Lindsay Piekutowski

Cognitive Engagement in the Use of Print and Digital Texts in the Classroom, Andrea L. Ray and Brianna M. Hedges

The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Programming on Social-Emotional Learning, Evan Reller

The Use of the Second Step Curriculum to Teach Resiliency: A Comparative Study of Two Midwestern Classrooms, Jessica Saba and Chelsey Hendrickx

The Effects of Growth Mindset on Student Adaptability, KayLee Saga-Krebs and Jacob J. Krebs

Using Direct Behavior Ratings with At-Risk Middle School Students to Improve Respectful Behavior, Jaclyn Salisbury

Students’ Ability to Identify Emotions Using Social Emotional Learning Strategies, Julia Sammon, Heather Markuson, and Alison Reinke


Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perspectives on Preparedness for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in School Settings, Rachel Sawatzky

The Effect of Extended Day Services on Student Reading Achievement, Kirby Sayles


Stress Management: A Group Curriculum for Female Adolescents, Taylor Schaible


Delivery of Academic Vocabulary in Third Grade Mathematics Instruction, Robyn D. Schramm

The Effect of Self-Monitoring Instruction on the Behavior of Secondary Students with ADHD, Alexis Seiffert


Financial Analysis and Valuation of Daktronics Inc., Rakshya Shrestha

Check-In/Check-Out: Improving Behavior of a Second Grade Student, Susan Sickler

The Impact of Readers’ Theater on Reading Fluency and Prosody on First Grade Students, Abbie Skauge


An Effective Point and Level System for a Self-Contained Emotional Behavior Disorders Program to Decrease Challenging Behaviors, Serena Sorensen

Finding the Middle Path: Following My Natural Road, Cody Spears


Providing a Platform: An Examination of How Teachers Utilize and Practice Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Hannah Storm

Effect of Repeated Readings and Positive Praise on Reading Comprehension, Lisa Stroeing

Improving Oral Reading Fluency Using Reading Interventions and Self-Graphing with Three Fifth-Graders, Claire Elizabeth Studt


The Impact of Guided Reading Instruction on First Graders Performing Below Grade Level in Reading, Lydia Suckow