A collection of Master's Theses from the Department of Education at Dominican University of California.

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Theses/Capstones from 2018

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Understanding the Learning & Advocacy Needs of a Twice-Exceptional Student Through A Strengths-Based Lens: A Case Study in California, Lisa Krausz

Theses/Capstones from 2017

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Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning: Evaluation of the Use of Scientific Inquiry to Support Argumentative Writing in the Middle School Science Classroom, Gabriela Mastro

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Cultivating Engagement Through Student-Centered Learning in a High School Media Art Class, Dyane Goldman

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Dance Education in an Urban Kindergarten Classroom, Anna M. Veelman

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Factors in Public School Settings that Result in Teacher Agency, Jessica Hadid

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Gaining Proficiency in French Through Service Learning: An Action Research Project with Secondary French Students in California and Secondary Students in a French School in France, Stephanie R. Richards

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High School Student Concussion Recovery Program: Teacher Involvement in Student Academic Transitions to Classroom and to Sports, Brittany Diego

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Reading Workshop Conferences: Effect on First Grade Student Reading Ability, Samantha Everbeck

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Sustaining Millennials in Teaching Careers: A Comparison of Entering and Veteran Teacher Views: A Pilot Study, Michelle LeMieux

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The Benefits of Music Education in the Mild to Moderate Special Education Classroom, Grades 3-5, Kimberly Lloyd

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The Benefits of Music Education on Academic, Behavioral, and Communicative Skills with Middle School Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sarah V. Foley

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The Phenomenon of Teacher Burnout: Mitigating its Influence on New Teachers, Kaila Sanford

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The Role of Administrative Support in the Retention of Special Education Teachers, Atinart Koonkongsatian

Theses/Capstones from 2016

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Challenges Facing First Year Chinese International Students In a California Private School, Shelby Bumgarner

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Connections with the Current Generation of College Students Using Digital Marketing Practices, Michael Galindo

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Effect of Class Size on Teaching Middle School English Language Learners, Carolina N. Garcia

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Eighth Grade Mathematics Intervention: Improving Student Self-Esteem and Content Knowledge of Targeted Mathematic Skills, Stephanie Hart

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Guiding Sixth Grade Language Development in Mathematical Content Acquisition through Student Centered SIOP Instruction, Leah Callister

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Identifying Supports For Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sarah Rushworth

Training Paraprofessionals for Enhanced IEP Goal Achievement in Special Education, Mark P. McLain

Theses/Capstones from 2015

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Analysis of Pre Test and Post Test Performance of Students in a Learning Center Model at the Elementary School Level, Marion E. Schalich

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Assessment of ELL Written Language Progress in Designated ESL Noncredit Courses at the Community College Level, Janet L. Daugherty

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Building Depth of Understanding of the Concept of Number Sense and Algebra in Students Grades 7 and 8, Catherine Janes

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Common Core Math and Critical Reasoning, Lorna M. Hayman

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Creating a Positive Emotional Climate in an Elementary School Classroom, Nicole Good

Cultural Views of Special Education, LeAnn M. Hall

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Effective Practices for Developing Academic Language and Writing Skills in English Language Learners in the Elementary School Setting, Jenna N. Emadzadeh

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Elements of a Strategic Implementation Plan: Implications for Enhancing Combination Classes Using a Multiage Framework, Tracy Harding

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Evaluation of Student Progress to Goals: Tracking Positive Behavior Changes Among Students Identified with Special Needs Grades 1 to 3, Julia Ries

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Exit Tickets' Effect on Engagement and Concept Attainment in High School Science, Amy Mastromonaco

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From Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to Substance Use Disorder: Perspectives from Recovering Addicts, Elena Potovsky

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Giving a Voice to the Parent/Guardians/Caregivers of Students with Special Needs: Advocacy for Services, Sara Cofiell

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Helping English Language Learners Develop Writing Proficiency Using the Thesis Evidence Model in the High School Social Studies Classroom, Keith R. Fleming

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Increasing Phonemic Awareness in Kindergarten Students: Using iPads in Language Arts Centers, Michelle Harrison

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Post Hoc Analysis on the Effect of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Provided to Preschool Children on the Autism Spectrum, Catherine R. Maxwell Dumont

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Pre Kindergarten Students Increased Letter Recognition Ability Through the Use of Educational Apps on Tablets for Classroom Instruction, Corrie C. Giugni

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Preschool Experience vs. No Preschool Experience: Long Term Effects on Academic and Social Readiness of Children, Dionne C. Estes

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Pre-Service Teacher Candidates’ Knowledge and Attitudes of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People, Casey M. Halcro

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Teacher Perceptions of their Responsibilities as Site based Leaders in Mentoring Colleagues, Danielle Boland

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Teacher Perceptions on Changing Instructional Practices in Mathematics with the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Esther M. Underwood

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Teacher Perceptions on the Ethics of Using Corporate-Sponsored Curriculum in the Classroom, Laura J. Lightfoot

Teaching Students with Special Needs in a Local Catholic K-8 School Setting, Allison A. Pheatt

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The Effects of Yoga Practice on Classroom Management in an Elementary School Setting, Gail Willits

Theses/Capstones from 2014

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Assessment to Guide Individualized Transition Plans from School to Post-School for Children Ages 14+ with Moderate Disabilities, Kevin William Skidmore

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Class Size Matters: Impact of Class Size on Differentiating Instruction In High School Physical Education, Heather Christine Brabo

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Collaborative Teaching: A Delivery Model to Increase Responsiveness to the Needs of all Learners Through Academic and Social Inclusion, Dayna Reilly

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Communication: The Key To Collaboration Between Special and General Education Teachers, Alexandra Slatoff

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Culturally Diverse and Underserved Populations of Gifted Students In the United States and in Taiwan: Equitable Access to Gifted Education, Ya-ting Ho

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Distributed Leadership in Schools: Conditions for Success, Daniel Noble

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Early Bilingual Education: An Examination of Purposely Selected Teacher Viewpoints: South East China and San Francisco Area, Shan Chen