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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2021

Using Differentiation Instruction and Multiple Intelligences to Motivate Students, Roberta Aakhus

The Use of Leveled Literacy Intervention to Increase Letter Sound Fluency in a First Grade Student, Theodora Ajani

Student Perceptions Regarding Alternate Forms of Free Time/Mindfulness, Ann Anderson

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Social Media Awareness: The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health, Megan Beattie

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Implementation of Social Emotional Skills to Students with a Developmental Delays During a Pandemic, Monica Beier

The Impact of Daily Yoga in a Kindergarten Classroom, Amanda Bennett

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The Effects of a Shared Vision of Teacher Leadership on Classroom Teachers’ Instruction, Tiffany Bockelmann

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The Exploration of Why Burnout Occurs with Registered Nurses Who Work in Psychiatric Care Settings, Jenna Booth

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Preceptorship Within Accredited Nutrition and Dietetics Programs: A Pragmatic Mixed Methods Study, Angela K. Brekken

A Mindfulness Intervention to Decrease Misbehaviors, Increase Mood and Provide Aid for Emotional Regulation, Increase Attendance and Provide for Academic Growth within a Classroom of Kindergarteners, Tawny Brolin

Attitudes and Behaviors Involved in Sustained Silent Reading, John Brumback

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Standard Specific Student Achievement Scores and the Impact on Teacher Incorporation of Standards, Knowledge of Standards, and Student Achievement, Jeffrey Burgess

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected High School Student Mathematical Anxiety During Distance Learning., Ryan Christiansen

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The Road Less Traveled: An Insight to the Educational Journeys of American Indian Students in Higher Education, Kristina Cirks

The Impact of Self-Management Skills in Elementary Classrooms, Erica Clark and Mackinzie Sorum

An Autoethnography in Jejueo Revitalization, Trevor Cook

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Appropriate Medical Care: A Mixed Method Study of Perceptions of Athletics Directors in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Colleges and Universities, Laura Crowell

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A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Perceptions of Single Mother College Students, Jamaica DelMar

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Grief Small Group Curriculum: Small Group Activities for Upper Elementary Students Dealing with Grief, Jessica Dobmeier

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Impact of Explicitly Teaching STEM Careers on Students’ Interest in Pursuing a STEM Career Among 8th Grade Students, Katherine Dosland

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Counselor Burnout: An Agency Response Manual, Kaitlin Doyle

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The Impact of Direct Instruction of Social and Emotional Learning Skills on Academic Achievement in the 6th Grade Classroom, Erik Ecklund

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Body Image and Eating Patterns in Older Adults, Anna Ellenson

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Action Research: Teachers’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Implementing Restorative Practices, Hannah Erickson

Adverse Childhood Experiences and How They Affect Student’s Overall Functioning in the Academic Setting, Cynthia Fiedler

Adverse Childhood Experiences and How They Affect Student’s Overall Functioning in the Academic Setting, Cynthia Fiedler

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The Effects That a Flipped Classroom has on Engagement and Academic Performance for High School Mathematics Students, Jordan Geraets

Results of Incorporating Multicultural and Inclusive Children’s Literature in an Elementary Classroom, Sarah Gerber

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Implementation of Word Solving Strategies During First Grade Guided Reading, Kimberly Ann Gienger

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Kindergarten Teachers' Perceptions about the Language and Literacy Skills of Their Students, Toni Gohman

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Examining Teacher Leadership: The Perceived Challenges of Being a Teacher Leader, Noelle Hiedeman Green

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Adaptations for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders: Training for Mental Health Counselors, Zackary Hajjali

A Mirror’s Tale: Understanding Myself Through a Reflection, Sequoia Harmon

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Technology or Pencil and Paper: How do fifth graders best learn math facts?, Carrie Hartwig

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Effects of Play-Based Learning on Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Skills, Kristen Heidecker

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All You Wanted to Know About Your IEP ~ But were afraid to ask., Shannon Heifort

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The Effect of Vocal Exploration Exercises on Pitch-Matching Skills in First and Fourth Grade Students, Katie Hillestad

Student Academic Achievement in Literacy: Implementing Individualized Goal Setting, Nicolle Hillier

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Social Studies Literacy, Justin Hingst

Becoming the Person I Want to Be, Molly Hirsch

Getting Books in the Hands of Adolescent Boys with Engine Oil Under Their Fingernails, Mariah Hruby

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Assessing the Influence of Mentorship on Faculty Job Satisfaction in Higher Education, Rachelle Hunt

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Discernment Counseling: Realities of Modern Couples in Distress a Training for Community Education, Maranda Jacobsen

La-Z-Boy Inc A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, DeAnn Jensen

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Aerobic Capacity Fitness Level Impact on NWEA/MAP Reading and Math Scores, Andrew Jipson

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Aerobic Capacity Fitness Level Impact on NWEA/MAP Reading and Math Scores, Andrew Jipson

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Engagement in Music Education in the Upper Elementary Grades, Abigail Jirik

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Impacts of Concurrent Enrollment Offerings on Minnesota High School Programming: A Qualitative Exploration of High School Administrator Perceptions., Erica Johnson

Impacts of Restorative Circles on Fifth Grade Students of Color, Kennedy Johnson

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Facilitators and Barriers to Interprofessional Practice in Rural Schools: A Survey of SLPs, Sarah Kastner

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The Effect of Virtual Labs on High School Student Attitudes Towards Chemistry, Emily Koehler

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Flipped Classroom Effects on Upper Elementary and Middle School Student Motivation Inside and Outside the Classroom, Katarina Kuhlmann

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co: A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Dave Laluyan

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THE IMPACT OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Christopher Larson

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Increasing Engagement in Youth in a Juvenile Detention Facility: Teaching Science for Social Justice, Kelley Larson

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Douglas Dynamics, Inc. A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Jessicca Lhotak

Ninth Grade Student Preference and Attitude Towards Test Formats in Science: Implementing a Student-Centered Approach, Erica Lindquist

The Impact of Exercise Breaks in the Classroom on Disruptive Behavior of Third Grade Students, Jackson Lindquist

The Impact of a Flipped Classroom on Student Motivation and Engagement, Brett Maass

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The Relationship Between Increasing Teachers' Language Knowledge and Students' Decoding and Reading Comprehension Skills., Maisa Mabrouk

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Designing Effective Online Courses: Exploring the Relationships Amongst Teaching Self-efficacy, Professional Development, Faculty Experience, and Implementation of Effective Online Course Design Practices, Elizabeth McMahon

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Strategies Utilized by Speech-Language Pathologists when Treating Speech-Language Disorders in Children who are Bilingual, Julianne L. Monceaux-Visser

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Retention and Attrition of Athletic Training Mothers in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Setting, Patricia Myrvik

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The Influence of Readers' Theater in Reading Fluency, Tessa Nelson

Lack of Motivation in High School Students: REACH Curriculum, Alexandra L. Nickolauson

Simplification of Tools and Student Attitude: How it Affects Teacher’s Success Rate with Data-Driven Instruction, Shannon Opdahl

Student Perspective on One-to-One Devices in Middle and High School, Zachary Page and Justin Roob

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The Effects of Book Choice in Small-Group Reading, Jessica Proell

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Gradeless Learning: The Effect of Eliminating Traditional Grading Practices on Student Engagement and Learning, Eric Sanders

A Teacher's Role in Guiding Collaborative Play-Based Learning, Mikaela Scullen

A Guide for Preschool General Education Teachers to Identify and Support Children with Developmental Delays, Sarah Jane Snider Mrs

Social Media and Self-esteem Small Group for Adolescent Girls, Diana Strand

Implementation of Instruction and Continued Practice of Tier Two Vocabulary Words in Upper Elementary Classrooms, Hailey Swiers

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Coaching and Embedding in Early Childhood, Danielle Tagtmeier

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Effects of Student Choice on Student Motivation and Engagement within an Elementary Classroom, Sarah Theesfeld

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Feelings Forward: A Trauma Group for Adolescents, Lindsay Thronson

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Allete Financial Analysis and Valuation, Alec Tolson

Student Engagement: How Sensory Interventions within the Classroom Affect Student Engagement and Self-Advocacy Skills, Katie Townzen

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Effects of Flexible Seating in the Lower Elementary Classrooms, Jessica Van Veen and Lindsey Lindell

The Effect of Direct Add+Vantage Math Recovery Instruction on Students' Math Growth, Mark Wierschke

Virtual Adaptation of Explicit Timing to Increase Multiplication Fluency, Kali Wood

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Southeast Asian American Students' Perceptions on Influential Faculty Practices on Belonging at a Community College, Pamela J. Yang

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Impacts of collaborative learning on student engagement, Jessica Youngren

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2020

The Impact of Whole Class Word Mix-Up Phonics Intervention on Reading Achievement of 3rd Grade Students, Katie Aanstad

Token Economy as an Intervention for a First Grade Student Struggling With Aggression and Following Directions, Kaylee Abfalter

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A History and Contemporary Analysis of the Standard Adult High School Diploma Program in Minnesota, Ray Michael Ades

Distance Learning for Students with Disabilities in a Rural Community, Heather Akerman

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The Impact of Second Step on First Grader Self-Regulation, Yassmin AL-HADHRAMY

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The Influence of Language Proficiency on Assimilation of Kurdish Immigrants into American Society, Zakaria Amin

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Implementing Mindfulness: The Effect on Student Behavior and Focus at the Elementary Level, Brianna Anderson

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The Comparison of Video Modeling and Task Analysis to Teach Daily Living Skills to Non-Verbal Students with Developmental Disabilities in a Transition Program, Kasey Anderson

Applying Interactive Structures in the Elementary EL Classroom to Support the Oral Language Acquisition of Emerging English Learners, Katherine Armstrong

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Effectiveness of Increasing Decoding Skills through the Read Well Curriculum For Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities, Angie Augedahl

Teacher Perceptions of the Benefits of Flexible Seating, Ashley Bachmann and Destiny Mitchell

Developing Effective Paraeducators, Heather Bainbridge

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Marten Transport, LTD A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Nathaniel Belisle

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Math Problem Solving Discussions: Increasing Communication for Students with Autism, Anna Benson

Attitudes Towards Inclusion of Students who are Identified as Developmental Cognitive Disability, Jamie Bernu

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Progress Monitoring Through The Lens of Distance Learning, Jeremy Beulah

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Transgender College Students: A Training Developing Inclusivity and Advocacy on College Campus, Kaitlyn Joanne Bjerketvedt