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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2023

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

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Multi-Level Inclusive Classroom: Framework to Successful Implementation, Meghan Rettke

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Manipulating The Distance of Inter-letter and Inter-word Spacing To Improve Reading Accuracy and Speed in The Dyslexic Student, Jon Roemmich

Resource Handbook to Support Families Implementing Conscious Discipline Strategies, Kelsey N. Roth Mrs.

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A grounded theory for the dissatisfaction of asynchronous online education among community college students, Scott Sandok

Early Intervention: Putting the Pieces Together, Kiera Sannes

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A Training for Counselors to Work with Dual Diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Intellectual Developmental Disorder, Justin Sawatzke

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The Effect of Visual Arts on At-Risk Students, Nicole E. Seidler

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The Relationship Between Parental Engagement in Early Intervention, Part C Special Education Services, and Parental Barriers to Engagement Through the Perspective of Parents, Zach Selnes

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Barriers that Impact International/Foreign-Born Practical Nursing Students’ Completion Rate in a Diploma Program Located in a Community College in the Midwestern United States, Joy Seymour

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An Analysis of How Teaching Through Invention and Consolidation Phases Affects High School Students’ Understanding of Algebraic Concepts and Beliefs About Mathematics, Cally Simanski

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The Effects of Orthographic Mapping in Student Spelling Performance, Kelli Simpson

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The Effects of Social-Emotional Learning, Classroom Relationships, and Collaborative Learning on Students’ Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement, Slade Simpson

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Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat anxiety in a school-based setting, Max Skatrud

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BEGINNING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF IMPACTFUL SELF-RESILIENCY SKILLS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY, Kjersten Skatvold

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A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ SENSE OF BELONGING AT A RURAL, MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Danielle Smith

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Autism Friendly Lesson Planning: A Universal Design for Learning Training for College Level Instructors, Juliann Stark

Use of a Computer-Based Social Skills Intervention, Adventures Aboard the S.S. GRIN, to Improve Appropriate Vocalizations, With an Elementary Student With Autism., Erica Marie Steinkamp

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Resilience Small Group: A small group for upper elementary students, Devyn Stenzel

The Impact of Podcasts on Listening and Reading Comprehension in a Secondary English Classroom, Denetre Stetz

Adding Student Choice to the Classroom, Diamond Stram

Using the Taped Problems Intervention to Increase Math Fact Fluency, Michaela Stratmoen

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How will having a W.I.N room for our Emotional and Behavioral Disorder students to access when they are needing a break affects the number of room-clearing behaviors in a week?, Samantha Streed

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Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation Learning in the Early Childhood Years, A Calming Safe Space to Support the Emotional Development of Young Children., Amy Strunc

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Supporting Children through Traumatic Loss: A Counseling Group for Children, Sara Swan

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Effective Classroom Management Strategies, Matthew Taffe

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Steps Toward Success: Mentoring Novice Teachers, Megan Thompson and Megan Elizabeth Thompson

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Socioeconomic Status and Instrument Provision Program Effects on Engagement in Instrumental Music Programs, Zachary Truong

Self-Advocacy for Students with Disabilities, Katie Voronyak

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School Counselors Treating Anxiety in Public School Settings: A Group Manual, Sarah DyAnn Voss

Student Well-Being Check-In Tool for Secondary Teachers, Eva Walker

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Anxiety Reduction Within the School Setting: What known anxiety reducing interventions are most effective in schools?, Cole Walters

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Addressing Self-Esteem: A Counseling Group Manual for Upper Elementary Students, Alexis Lee Wanner

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IMPLEMENTATION OF POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS) AND ITS IMPACT ON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND PROBLEM BEHAVIORS, Brittanie Watson

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A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study into International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Teachers' Lived Experience of Professional Growth, Rosamund Whaley

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Trauma-Informed Training for Educators, Kristin White

The Impact of Writing Supports on Secondary World History Students, Eric Wicklund

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The Impact of Mindfulness on Perceived Stress and Academic Performance Among English Language Students in Central Asia, Laurie Wolfe

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How do faculty and staff perceive the effectiveness of student support systems that promote the retention of First-Generation College Students?, David Shawn Wolff Dr.

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Digital Literacy Curriculum: A Case Study Approach to 21st Century Source Evaluation Skills, Joshua Woodley

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Goal Setting and Self Monitoring Among High School Students With Exceptionalities, Madison Worms

Resource Handbook to Support Families Implementing Conscious Discipline, Amber Zabel

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Clearfield Inc: A Financial Analysis Report, Logan Zajac

Vista Outdoor Inc. A Financial Analysis Report, Zackery Zajac

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2022

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Self-Advocacy Perceptions of Special Education Students in the General Education Setting, Ann Anderson

Emotional Regulation in a Kindergarten Music Class, Jessica Anderson

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Mental Health Education Curriculum Training for Staff in K-12 Public Schools, Tracy Athmann

Analysis of Self Plan B A Project Presented to The Graduate Faculty of Moorhead State University Moorhead By Osman Ali Baar In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Counseling April 2022 Moorhead, Minnesota, Osman Baar

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Essential Components for Maximizing Paraprofessionals in the Special Education Field, Marissa Bader

Duluth Holdings, Inc A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Hannah Bankers

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The Effect of Choice in Reading: Motivation, Engagement, and Enjoyment, Jennifer Barberg

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Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A More Severe Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? A Training for Mental Health Professionals, Sadie K. Baxter

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The Study of Morphological Awareness for English Learners, Jane Beeninga

Shoe Carnival, Inc. A Financial Analysis, John Beeninga

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Flipping the Classroom: Flipped Learning and the Performance of High School Algebra 2 Students, Brett Bergeson

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PERCEPTIONS OF RURAL SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS AROUND LEADING ONGOING TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES, Randal A. Bergquist

Using the Supplemental Heggerty Curriculum to Increase Phonemic Awareness in At-Risk Kindergarteners, Ellee Bergren

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The Effects of a One-to-One Technology Implementation on High School Students' Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity Skills, Hilary Bertsch

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Developing Mental Toughness in Collegiate Football: A Phenomenological Study, Tarrah D. Bisch

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A Qualitative Study to Further Explore Student Perceptions of Identities and Representations within A Social Studies Classroom, Jason Blanshan

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Teacher Burnout: What an Educator Needs To Know., Evelyn Blum

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Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Environment in Early Childhood Education, Jenica Boelter

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Understanding the Role of Student Narrative in the Reinstatement from Suspension Process, Angela Bowlus

The Impact of Mindfulness on Attention and Behavior in a Kindergarten Classroom, Cheryl Bray

Urban Outfitters Inc. A Financial Analysis Report, Morgan Bruers

Analysis of Self, Amanda Bushaw

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The Impact of Paired-Partner Reading on STAR Reading Scores, Brianna Byer

The Impact of Extracurricular Activity Participation on Student Academics and Connectedness, Carrie Carlson, Shawn Ford-Milligan, and Amy Haire

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A Qualitative Study of Parental Needs in Supporting Home Literacy Environments and Child Literacy Interest, Leah Carlson

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The Role of L1 Literacy in L2 Reading Development, Sunshine Clark

Using High Leverage Practices 1 and 12 to Positively Impact Students with Nonverbal Autism in an Inclusive Pre-K Classroom Increase Communication and Social Skills, Samantha Claviter-Tveit

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Financial Analysis of Surmodics, Inc., Denver Colgrove

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How Well Do Students Perform on A Five-Paragraph Analysis Essay When Writing Digitally Versus Handwritten?, Brittany Coryell

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Collaborative Teaching and Data Collection in the Inclusive Classroom: Utilizing the Activity Matrix, Jamie L. Cota

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Coeur Mining Inc. A Financial Statement Analyis, Justin Czech

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The Impact of Video Modeling on Middle School Students with Autism, Lisa Dudley

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More Time to Play? A Study on Free-Play and its Effects on Behavior and Academics in School, Emily Edland

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Sheltered Math Curriculum for Middle School English Learners, Jasmine Ercink

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A Slice of Teaching: Reading Comprehension Intervention, Kendra Erickson

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Marcus Corporation Financial Statement Analysis, Leticia Esteves Rodovalho

The Impact of Extracurricular Activity Participation on Student Academics and Connectedness, Shawn M. Ford-Milligan, Carrie L. Carlson, and Amy C. Haire

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Psychotherapeutic Skills Group for Parents and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-Occurring Anxiety, Alexius R. Friesz

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High School Social Emotional Curriculum, Misty Galvin

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Intervention in Foundational Skills on Accelerating Reading Growth in Third Grade Students, Katie Grundstrom

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The Effect of Homework Completion on Students’ Academic Performance, Morgan Gustafson

The Impact of Extracurricular Activity Participation on Student Academics and Connectedness, Amy Haire, Carrie Carlson, and Shawn Ford-Milligan

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CONCEPTS OF LEADERSHIP AND THE VALUE OF LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: PERSPECTIVES FROM DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS, Tara Haj

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I Own My Zone, Emily Halvorson

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A Standardized Reading Intervention with Three Students with Dyslexia, Amanda Hanevik

Self-efficacy in Small Group Settings, Mackenzie Heaton

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FACTORS RELATED TO RURAL SUPERINTENDENT RETENTION AND TURNOVER IN NORTH DAKOTA, Wayne Heckaman

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The Impact of Flexible Seating on Academic Performance within an Elementary Classroom, Austin Hendershot

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Intrinsic Motivation of Middle School School Students After a Global Pandemic, Erin Hengel

Phonics Based Literacy Instruction in Middle and High School Special Education, Megan Hennen

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NorthWestern Corporation Financial Statement Analysis, Dakotah Herrmann

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The Role of Family Members or Caregivers and Their Involvement in a Loved One’s Usage of Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Preschool Setting from the Perspective of an SLP, Megan Hintz

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Children of Divorce Parents Group Manual, Sheyenne Hokit

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Career, Academics, Exploration, Shadowing, Application, and Reality Store: CAESARS, Brooke Hunstad

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The Effectiveness of Practicums on Preservice Physical Educators’ Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Toward Teaching Individuals with Disabilities., Megan E. Johnson

Paraprofessionals in the School Setting: A Web Resource for Training, Strategies, and Professional Development, Taylor Johnson and Tyelyn Erickson