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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2021

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

Analysis of Self: My Life's Impact on Personal and Professional Identity, Emily Ashton Pekas Ms.

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Impacts of Social-Emotional Learning Via a Daily Writing Reflection in the Secondary Classroom, Angie Peterson

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Extinguishing The Fuse of Teacher Burnout, Elizabeth Pfeifle

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

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The Effects Not Grading Formative Assessments Has on Summative Assessments, Luke Saunders

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The Use of Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping Practice To Improve Foundational Reading Skills In a First Grade Student, Annah Scherling

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An Educator’s Guide to Tier 2 and Tier 3 Evidence-based Interventions for Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Needs, Sara Schmidt

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The Impact of Repeated Reading Interventions on Second Grade Readers, Katelyn Schmitz

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

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The Impact of Small Group Direct Instruction on the Vocabulary Development of Fourth Grade Students, Rachel Solum

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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Assistive Technology in Early Childhood, Ciarah Thoreson

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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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Improving Fluency Rates Through Repeated Reading, Sara Van Erp

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Increasing Family Collaboration and Engagement in Early Childhood Special Education Using a Family-Centered Approach, Sam Van Gorp

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

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Coaching as a Framework for Early Intervention Service Delivery, Rebecca Walzak

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Front-End-Connective Phonics Effectiveness in Reading and Spelling in Fifth Through Seventh Grade Students, Bridget Weber

Influence of Choice Assessment on Students’ Content Understanding, Jenaya Wentz

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The Effect of Direct Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Instruction and Small Group Literacy Interventions on Kindergarten Students’ Reading Growth, Brianna Elizabeth Wierschke

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

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Disciplinary Measures in Primary Classrooms, Anna Willems

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

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Routines-Based Home Strategies for Families Receiving Early Intervention Support, Hallie Zander

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The Impact of Differentiated Learning Activities on Student Engagement and Motivation in the English Language Arts Classroom, Abbey Zens

Co-Teaching in an Elementary Setting During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Successes, Wonderings, and Next Steps, Michelle Ziebarth

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

Examining Effects of Choice Assessments on Engagement and Achievement of K-12 Students with Self-Advocacy IEP Goals, Carly Shay Black

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Using High Leverage Practices to Support Early Childhood Special Education Students and Families During Distance Learning, Anna Branham

The Effects of iPads on Student Engagement in a Middle School Classroom, Katherine Braun

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How Teachers of Different Content Areas Use and Define Rubrics, Abigail Bremer

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Family Engagement in Schools: A Training for School Staff, Noah Brenden

Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Learning Progress in Young Children Attending Head Start, Sam Brewer

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Accountability and Literacy/Reading Interventions for Middles School Students, Britny Bucholz

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Syncing Up On Satisfaction: A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Synchronous Online Classroom Learning Satisfaction in the Corporate Training Environment, Andrew Burklund

A Handbook for Developing Behavior Interventions, Erin Burns

Heartland Express, Inc.: A Financial Analysis and Valuation Example Report, Jordyn Card

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Predicting and Perceiving Teacher Effectiveness of Novice Teachers, Kristen Carlson

Analyzing the Use of the Barton Reading System, Amanda Cassens

Mathematical Word Problems: Factors Causing Students Difficulty When Answering, Grant Christian

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Neurocounseling and the Counseling Profession: Integrating Neuroscience into the Practice of Counseling, Sherri Clark

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Surviving in School: A Correlational Study on Teachers' Social Emotional Learning, Self-efficacy, and Response to Students' Challenging Behaviors, Patricia Cummings

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Reflection's Impact on Student Learning, James Dahlgren

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Diagramming Academic Equity: Exploring Educator Perceptions of Using Student Data to Institute Equitable Academic Programming in Public Secondary Schools, Matthew Dass

The Effects of Stress on Medical Errors in Simulation-Based Training, Kerry Degen and Ximena Suarez-Sousa

The Impact of Guided Reading Instruction on First Grade Student Learning Growth, Jordyn DeGuiseppi

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Short-Term Direct Reading Instruction for 2nd Grade Students Using Horizons Fast Track A-B, Emily Dempster

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The Effectiveness of Visual Phonics to Promote Phonological Awareness in Preschool Children with and Without Speech Sound Delays, Katelyn Derby

Supporting Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families During a Pandemic, Alyssa Deyo

The Value of Project Based Learning: Motivation and Self Regulation in Students with Learning Disabilities, Stephanie Dinnel

Investigating the Effects of Visual Support Strategies Regarding the Compliance of Early Childhood Students with Disabilities, Kari Dorry

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Exploring school counseling students’ unpaid internship experiences in their personal lives, Tatiana Eggum

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

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Using Inquiry to Raise Engagement During Third Grade Instruction, Andrew Ellingson

The Impact of Previous Educational Experiences on Self-Regulation Abilities for Kindergarteners, Abby Erickson

The Effects of Self-Regulation Interventions on Math Students, Michael Erickson

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The Perceptions about ASD’s Rising Rates: A Comparison between the General Public and ASD Professionals., Anna Ernst

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The Investigation of the Effectiveness of the Application Super Why in Preschool Literacy Skills, LeeAnna Fabin

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Heartland Express, Inc. A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Daniel Franco

Effects of AVID Focused Note-Taking Instruction: Improving Learning and Academic Language Retention for English Learners in the General Education Science Classroom, Sarah Fredricks

TF-CBT-A Counseling Group for Adolescents with PTSD, Kristen Ganske

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Factors that Influence the Success in Higher Education for Students with Autism, Elizabeth O. Gardner

Virtual Classroom: Orthopedic Impairment Resources and Services, Samara Garrison

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The Journey: A Counseling Group for Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder, Carlee Gebeke

Helping Parents Navigate Early Childhood Special Education, Marissa Ann Geist

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Collaboration in Early Childhood Special Education: School, Staff, and Parents Becoming One Team, Elizabeth George

Increasing Homework Motivation with Choice in a High School Mathematics Classroom, Danielle Girard

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Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Competencies of Clinical and Healthcare Administration Undergraduate Students, Shelly Gompf

Special Education Tools for Individuals With Cerebral Palsy, Shalom Grandy