Dominican offers graduate programs that culminate in a Master of Science in Education degree designed for educators, and professionals interested in teaching and seek preparation for leadership roles and responsibilities.

Here, you'll find a collection of master's theses produced by students from the Master of Science in Education program.

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Theses/Capstones from 2015

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

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

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

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

Theses/Capstones from 2014

Effect of Community on Replacing Aggressive Speech with Prosocial Speech in a High School Classroom for Students with Special Needs, Susan Lynn Binder

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Effective Treatment Strategies for Children with Autism in Grades K-6, Lisa Marie Blakley

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

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Supporting Writing Skills in the Common Core State Standards for Students in Grades 3-5 with Executive Functioning and Learning Difficulties: A Teacher’s Toolkit, Elizabeth Anne Conlon

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Screen Time, How Much is Too Much? The Social and Emotional Costs of Technology on the Adolescent Brain, Katherine Lynn DeWeese

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Long Term English Language Learners: Failure is Not an Option, Jennifer Diaz-Zamora

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Opportunity and Access: High School Coursework and its Impact on Student Self-Perceptions, Cassie K. Ferguson

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Teachers Creating Safe School Environments: Prevention of Elementary Student-to-Student Bullying, Heather B. Gant Bradley

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Self-Advocacy; The Importance of Building Interpersonal-Communication and Help-Seeking Skills in Elementary School Children, Daniel H. Gasparini

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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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Self Esteem in Pre-Teen Girls, Carrie Webb Jacob McCormick

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Serving the Student-Survivor: Exploring the Transitional and Psychosocial Needs of School-Aged Children with Cancer and Chronic Illness, Devon Malia Lanin

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The Importance of Effectively Teaching Social Skills to Students with High-Functioning Autism, Michaela Elizabeth Mirsky

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Distributed Leadership in Schools: Conditions for Success, Daniel Noble

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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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The Effects of iPad Apps on Student Achievement in Literacy for Children in 2nd and 3rd Grade, Deena M. Reyes

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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