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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21st Century Stewardship: The Role of Educational Equity in School Sustainability Programs, Marissa Page

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Effects of Social-Emotional Instruction on the Behavior of Students with Learning Disabilities, Kelsey Olson

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Eliciting Student Voice to Explore the Need for Culturally Responsive Teaching in Secondary Schools, Henna Lopez Rahimi

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Expanding the Walls of the Classroom: Difficulties and Successes in Expedition Based, Experiential Education, Jaime Evans

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Expectations and Participation among Drama Students, Alexander Pryor

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High School Visual Arts and Student Civic Engagement, Benjamin Rupers

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How Morning Meetings Impact Classwork Productivity, Lisa Parelius

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How to Best Support Individuals Growing up with a Special Needs Sibling, Lauren McDonell

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Natural Learning Environments and the Social-Emotional Development of Students with Sensory Processing Challenges, Denise Elizabeth West

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"Or I May Live...": Meaning-Making and Mortality, Hannah Bright

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Repairing Wounds and Promoting Belonging and Resiliency in a Tracked English Classroom, Emily Wolper

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Responsive Classroom Approach: Teachers’ Experience with Implementation, Rachael Olmanson

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Stronger Together: A Case for Team Teaching in the Elementary School Setting, Jenna Christine Degan

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Supporting Student Connectedness and Social Satisfaction During Recess, Elizabeth Teasdale Wells

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The Cost of Going Big: Class Size in Middle School Physical Education, Jason Gatti

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The Impact of Rigorous Curriculum in Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Classrooms, Lauren Clough

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The Student-Leader Voice in Restorative Justice Practices, Amanda Wagner

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Trauma Informed Teaching to Support Student Social and Emotional Needs, Tara Williams

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Understanding Student Perception of Failure to Promote Self Worth, Stephanie Grubaugh

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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

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What Makes a House a Home? Supported Living Environments for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rose Meadows

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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Differentiated Instruction for 1st Grade Advanced Learners in Mathematics, Patricia Cawley

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Effects of Dialogic Reading in a Special Day Class, Donna Senn

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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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Improving Reading through Fine Motor Skill Development in First Grade, Tyler West-Higgins

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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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Digital Citizenship in 21st Century Education, Aimee Green Logan

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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

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

Theses/Capstones from 2015

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African American/Latina High School Girls’ Preoccupation with Concepts of Personal Beauty: The Impact on Self-Worth and Academic Performance, Bobbie Williams

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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