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.

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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

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Empowering Learners through Habits of Mind and Personalized Pathways: An Ethnographic Study, Megan Amundson

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

Parent Coaching: Supporting Caregivers of a Child with a Disability, Ryann Beukema

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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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In This Together- A Collaborative Family Support Group Project, Gena Dempsey

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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 on Organization Behavior in a Telecommuting World and the Potential Impacts on the Business, JERRILYNN DVORAK

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Strategies to Overcome Special Education Teacher Burnout, Amber Eastwood

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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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Burnt Out Educators: A Phenomenological Study of Minnesota Teachers, Hannah Frink-Levenhagen

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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

Professional Development for Paraprofessionals, Virginia Haman

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

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Executive Function: What It Is and How It Affects Reading Comprehension, Abegail Harthun

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

Decreasing Disruptive Classroom Behavior Using the Good Behavior Game in a Second-Grade Classroom, Sarah Hawn

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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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Using Structured Work Task Systems to Foster Generalized Task Management and Independence in Kindergarten and First Grade Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders., McKenzie Helgeson

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Using Structured Work Task Systems to Foster Generalized Task Management and Independence in Kindergarten and First Grade Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders., McKenzie Helgeson

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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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Elevating the voices of community college faculty: A phenomenological study of community college work, Patria Lawton

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Building Confidence of Academic Library Staff in the Selection of Culturally Authentic Native American Picture Books, Cassondra Leeport

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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

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IEP Implementation Fidelity: Literature Review and Handbook, Kiah Love-Latzke

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Does the Implementation of Bridges Math Intervention Show Growth in Student Learning?, Heidi Lunde

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

The Application of Structured Work Task Systems for Students with Autism in Early Childhood, Molly McGrath

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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

Providing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instructional Strategies and Interventions within the Response to Intervention Framework, Clarissa Meyer

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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

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Challenging Behavior in the Classroom: Effective Strategies to Implement to Support the Needs of all Learners in the Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Kassandra Otto

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

Co-Teaching in the Special Education Setting: Tips on How to Effectively Collaborate, Mariah Powers

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

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Exploring the Pathways of Females who Achieved the Highest Administrative Positions in Education, Amy Rawson

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All About the Special Education Process: A Handbook for Parents, Mikayla Reinke

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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

Successfully Implementing AAC Systems in Inclusionary Settings: Strategies for Paraprofessionals, Megan Streed

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

Examining the Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional & Behavioral Disorders While Using the High-Leverage Practices of Engagement and Flexible Groupings, Ian Thomason

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Feelings Forward: A Trauma Group for Adolescents, Lindsay Thronson

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Allete Financial Analysis and Valuation, Alec Tolson