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:

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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

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

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

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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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Counselor Burnout: An Agency Response Manual, Kaitlin Doyle

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Body Image and Eating Patterns in Older Adults, Anna Ellenson

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

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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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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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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

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