Master's of Arts in Education Final Papers

 

2013

Kariainen, C. (2013) Integrating K-12 Visual Art to Increase Critical Literacy. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Adams, A. (2013) Cooperative Learning Effects on the Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Rule, L. (2013) The Gluten Free Diet and Possible, Positive Influences in Communication, Socialization, and Attention in Elementary School Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Johnson, M. (2013) The Relationship Between Spelling Ability and Reading Fluency and Comprehension in Elementary Students. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hainault, B. (2013) Educating Children with Chronic Illnesses. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Mero, B. (2013) Helping Academically, Socially and Emotionally At-Risk Students. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program. 

Iwankovitsch, D. (2013) Effective Instructional Strategies to Enhance Vocabulary Development in Elementary Classrooms. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Fox, T. (2013) Project Based Learning in Primary Grades. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Stanley, A. (2013) Reforming Education in Turkey for the 21st Century: A Historical Guide and Recommendations for Leaders. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Busick, T. (2013) Effects of Reading Intervention Strategies for Elementary Students At-Risk of Reading Disabilities. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Carr, K. (2013) Effects of Violence Prevention Programs on Middle and High School Violent Behaviors. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program. 

Mott, T. (2013) Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in a Third Grade Classroom and Their Effect on Mathematics Achievement. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Richards, D. (2013) Creating Healthier Environments and Making Schools Safer: Strategies to Decrease Bullying Behavior in K-5 Schools to Improve Academic Performance. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Polkinghorne, M. (2013) Top Research-Based Writing Strategies for Motivating Early Elementary Authors. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Bolthouse, J. (2013) Transformational Leadership: Efforts of Culture Creation in the K-8 School Setting. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Lee, S. (2013) Effective Response to Intervention Strategies for Increasing Middle School and High School Student Achievement in Comprehension. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Eichhorn, J. (2013) The Characteristics of Effective and Efficient Use of Technology in the High School Mathematics Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Dionne, L. (2013) Effective Instructional Strategies to Teach Reading Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Elementary General Education Classrooms. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Daniel, E. (2013) Effects of EBooks in Adolescent Struggling Readers. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Toyras, D. (2013) Effects of Incorporation Yoga Into a Classroom on Student Engagement During Literacy Lessons. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Broxholm-Pape, D. (2013) Effects of Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy with K-12 Youth Placed at Risk. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Johnson, J. (2013) Teaching Interventions to Increase Mathematics Achievement in Elementary Students with Moderate to Severe Learning Disabilities. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Karsten, S. (2013) Effects of Implementing Content-Area Reading Strategies in a Secondary Mathematics Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Visser, T. (2013) The Effect of Reader's Theater on the Reading Comprehension, Fluency and Motivation of the Elementary English Language Learning Student. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Guilbault, G. (2013) Effects of Early College Programs on Community College Retention and Graduation Rates. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Jones, P. (2013) Reduction of Referrals to Special Education through Response to Interventions and Differentiated Instruction. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Barr, D. (2013) Examining a Middle School Science Olympiad Program Through Self-Study. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Evans, L. (2013) Kindergarten Readiness Programs Are Beneficial to Fulfilling Benchmarks and Standards. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Radosta, J. (2013) Response to Intervention: Implementation and Monitoring With Fidelity. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Yezak, C. (2013) Empowering Struggling High School Readers. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Antilla, J. (2013) The Effects of Early Literacy Development on Academic Success in the Educational Setting and Implications for Educational Leaders and Teachers. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

DuPuis, A. (2013) The Impact of Effective Writing Instruction on the Learning Ability of Elementary Students With Disabilities. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Dobson, C. (2013) Effects of Academic Anxiety on the Performance of Students With and Without Learning Disabilities and How Students Can Cope With Anxiety at School. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Arbic, M. (2013) Strategies for Reading, Writing, and Speech Achievement in Autistic Children in the Middle School Level. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Beal, S. (2013) Response to Intervention in the Identification of Reading/Learning Disabilities. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Patterson, L. (2013) What are the Effects of Peer Assisted Learning Strategies on Reading Achievement in Elementary Students in an Urban Area? (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

2012

Nelson, J. (2012) Effects of Teacher Evaluations on Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Sardina, J. (2012) Effects of Positive Behavior Support System on Student Learning in K-12 Classrooms. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Rouleau, M. (2012). Transition Planning: Best Practices to Increase Post-Secondary Success in Adolescents with Disabilities. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Williams, J. (2012) Characteristics of Effective Inclusion Classrooms in a Middle School Setting. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Sykora, M. (2012) Preventative Behavior Interventions and Elementary School Reading Fluency: A Review. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Vanwelsenaers, M. (2012) Students Using Their Own Technology Device in the Classroom: Can "BYOD" Increase Motivation and Learning. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Larsen, B. (2012) Impact of Phonological Awareness and Rapid Naming Deficits in Elementary Aged Beginning. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Christian-Sanders, M. (2012) Comparative Efficacy of Reading Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Moreau, K. (2012) Specific Differences in the Educational Outcomes of Those Students Who are Home Schooled Vs. Students in a Traditional School Setting. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Raikko, B. (2012) Characteristics of Effective and Engaging Secondary Social Studies Instruction in an Era of Rising Accountability for Teachers and Students. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

O'Connor, K. (2012) Characteristics of Effective and Engaging Secondary Social Studies Instruction in an Era of Rising Accountability for Teachers and Students. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hovie, D. (2012) Reading Comprehension Deficits in Students with ADHD: Causes and Intervention Strategies. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Sundling, N. (2012) Effective Mathematics Intervention Programs for Students in Grades Three Through Five. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Mortl, C. (2012) Recommended Practices for a Non-Spanish Speaking Lower-Elementary Teacher in a Mandated ELL Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Woodford, M. (2012) Effective Classroom Practices That Meet the Needs of High-Poverty Students. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Bennett, Susan. (2012) The Effects of Computer Assisted Instruction on Rural Algebra I Students. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Herioux, J. (2012) Teacher Burnout: A Review of Factors and Administrative Support Strategies. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Warmuth, W. (2012) The Effects of State Funding on Equalizing Public Education. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Larsen, K. (2012) What Role Do Teachers Play in Preventing School Violence and How Does Cooperative Learning Enhance That Role? (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Ball-Erickson, M. (2012) Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Elementary General Education Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Huffman, R. (2012) Single-Sex Schools and Classrooms as an Effective School Structure That Will Promote an Efffective Learning Environment, Without External Youth Subculture Distractions. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Johnson, C. (2012) How Does the Co-Teaching Model Influence Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Ruuska, R. (2012). Administering Effective Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in K-12 Schools. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Trewartha, M. (2012). Women Superintendents in Michigan's Copper Country: Growing in Numbers. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Matrella, R. (2012). Breakfast Programs' Impact on Student Behavior, School Readiness, and Academic Performance. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Sellick, J. (2012) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Medications Versus Diets. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Kelso, A. (2012) Academic and Behavioral Characteristics of Early Elementary Students That May Predict Future Reading Disabilities. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Rosseau, A. (2012) Effects of Silent Reading on Intermediate Students' Reading Growth. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

VanDamme, E. (2012) Identification and Prevention of Bullying in Schools. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Nettleton, A. (2012) Essential Elements for the Implementation of a Response to Intervention Framework in Secondary School Settings. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Gardner, J. (2012) Inquiry-Based Approaches in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

May, L. (2012) Effects of Reading Interventions on Students With Learning Disabilities in Upper Elementary and Middle School. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Fure, A. (2012) Effective and Effacious Methods for Teaching Children With Undiagnosed ADHD in the Early Elementary Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Wickstrom, J. (2012) Providing Reading Instruction to Adolescents with Learning Disabilities. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

2011

Thornton, D. (2011) Characteristics of an Effective Training Program for Regular Education Teachers of Students With Autism. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Stolarski, J. (2011) Practices for Successful Inclusion in Secondary Classrooms. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Sherman, J. (2011) Dropout Prevention Programs That Work in High Schools and the Common Thread Between Them. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Selling, J. (2011) The Social and Academic Benefits of Second-Language Learning at the Elementary Level. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Payment, A. (2011) The Native American Student Drop-Out Rate at 50% (26% Higher Than for White Students): A Persisting Problem in Search of a Solution. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Osterhart, A. (2011) Using Computerized Reading Management Software Systems in the Classroom and the Motivators of Student Reading. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Newport, K. (2011) Effective Components of Intervention for Struggling Readers. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Mileski, L. (2011) The Most Effective Characteristics of Peer-Mediated Strategies Used to Teach Social Skills to Students With Autism. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Martin, C. (2011) In-Context Phonics Instruction vs. In-Isolation Phonics Instruction on Development of Early Elementary Students' Literacy Skills. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Leddy, T. (2011) Reading Comprehension Strategies in a Remedial Elementary Classroom. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Janquart, A. (2011) Characteristics of Effective Grade-Level Teacher Collaboration. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hautamaki, J. (2011) Appropriate Multi-Age Groupings Within Subject Areas for Learners in a Multi-Child Homeschool Setting. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Grenke Leach, E. (2011) Characteristics of Effective Parent Involvement Models for Early Literacy Learning. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Feldpausch, B. (2011) An Investigation of Need for Academic Support Programs for Collegiate Athletes. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Blumenthal, A. (2011) Analyzing the Role of the Resident Assistant in Academic Support. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Batten, A. (2011) Characteristics of Effective Math Interventions Specifically Designed to Increase the Performance of Middle School Students With Learning Disabilities on High-Stakes Tests. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Anderson, H. (2011) Effects of Self-Esteem Intervention Programs on At-Risk Behaviors of Rural Elementary School Students. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Reed, J. (2011) Effects of a School Uniform Policy on an Urban School District. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hanson, D. (2011) Administrative Support of Special Education Teachers. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Skodack, J. (2011) A Collaborative Reading Program to Decrease Middle School Summer Reading Loss. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

McCollum, M. (2011) Effects of Pre-School Reading Intervention on First Grade Readers. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Summers, J. (2011) Implementing a Consistent RTI Program in a K-6 School to Optimize Results. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Penfold, K. (2011) Increasing Staff Morale in Today's School Climate With Increased Teacher Responsibilities, High-Stakes Testing, and Decreased School Funding. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Fales, N. (2011) Effects of a Comprehensive Reading Program on K-8 Students With Cognitive Impairments. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Johnson, M. (2011) Using the Internet to Improve Student Learning and Achievement. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Meneghini, R. (2011) The Characteristics of an Effective Physical Education Program at the Elementary-Level With Elementary Classroom Teachers as the Students' Primary Physical Education Provider. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Messano, C. (2011) Implications and Best Practices for High School Drug Testing Implementation in Small Rural Schools. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Lawson, B. (2011) Critical Analysis of Reading and Writing MEAP Scores for the Ishpeming School District: Conclusions and Recommendations. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Lawson, J. (2011) Bullying Prevention Program Design, Strategies, and Implementation in Elementary Schools. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Fales, J. (2011) Supporting Struggling Secondary Readers With Direct Teaching of Reading Comprehension Strategies. (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Wooley, S. (2011) Connecting University Students and Secondary Students for Service Learning, Any Winners? (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Abbott, S. (2011) The Effects of Increased Academic Expectations on the Retention Rate and Social-Emotional Development of Primary Students in Urban Settings (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Bacon, A. (2011) Successfully Implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Support in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.


 

2010

Bancroft. B. L. (2010) Enhancing student achievement through cooperative learning at the elementary level (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Bradley, M. L. (2010) The impact of intermediate students' awareness and use of text structure in comprehending expository text and its implications for classroom instruction (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: K-12 Reading Specialist Program.

Brunette, A. W. (2010). Proactive approaches for reducing school suspensions (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Carlson, S. (2010). Technology integration in a 3-5 classroom and reading achievement: A review of literature (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Francis, T. N. (2010) The effect of education programs on prisoner recidivism in Michigan (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hainault, M. J. (2010). Classroom size and achievement: A review of literature (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hammer, B. C. (2010). Effectiveness of grade retention as an academic intervention strategy (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hetherington, J. M. (2010) An analysis of the Michigan educational assessment program rubric and the national writing project analytical writing continuum (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: Elementary Education program.

Hooper, P. A. (2010). Improving reading instruction of students at-risk in early education in rural areas: A review of literature (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Innerebner, A. M. (2010). Characteristics of effective parental involvement in middle level education and recommendations for increasing parental involvement (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Knuuttila, H. (2010). Written expression instruction for elementary students with learning disabilities: A review of literature (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Menard, J. L. (2010). A literature review of how faculty meetings can become more successful so staff development can be enhanced (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Mentel, S. (2010). The importance of using basic cost-benefit analysis after instituting a school-wide positive behavior support program (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Nelson, B. J. (2010). Finland education and P.I.S.A.: A review of literature (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Pascoe. S. E. (2010). Best practices of effective professional development training for K-3 reading teachers (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Ribant, Michelle. (2010) Interpretation of student specialty group data in rural schools (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Ross, A. (2010). Nutrition and its effect on academic performance (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Scheid, J. M. (2010). The effectiveness of computer aided instruction in mathematics for students with learning disabilities (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Schultz, J. (2010). Effects of play on elementary school-aged children's academic and social performance (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: Reading program.

Steger, S. D. (2010). Ties that bind public school teachers to government employees (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: Administration and Supervision program.

Tugman, H. (2010). Literature discussion groups and reading comprehension (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Yoder, A. K. (2010). Integrated curriculum in the primary grades: A review of literature (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.


 

2009

Antila, R. D. (2009). Bibliotherpay and the K-5 Michigan model for health curriculum (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Arbic, C. J. (2009). Promoting internal attribution as a motivating factor for students who exhibit learned helplessness (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Beckman, T. L. (2009). Impact of identifying mental illness and the teachers role of improving mental healt through social and emotional learning (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Boase, K. M. (2009). Effective social skills training for improving educational conditions for students with learning disabilities (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Chernick, A. M. (2009). The effects of movement based intervention programs on learning in grades K-12 (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Cook, E. (2009). The extent that Montessori programs contribute to student's academic and social gains and how Montessori programs differ from traditional programs (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: Administration and Supervision program.

Ducsay, D. D. (2009). Self-deprecating self-presentation strategies: Maintaining lower expectations (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Eichhorn, B. A. (2009). Implementation and effectiveness of response to intervention for the identification of learning disabilities (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: Learning Disabilities program.

Hansen, K. M. (2009). Vocabulary instruction, reading comprehension, and student retention: A review of literature (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hanson, N. M. (2009). A collaborative approach to education - improving families, schools and communities (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: Administration and Supervision program.

Herman, A. B. (2009). The impact of physical education/activity and motor development on academic achievement (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Hutchins, S. L. (2009). Effective reading intervention strategies in sixth grade content areas: What will raise student reading comprehension? (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Jacobson, K. (2009). The characteristics and roles of motivation attributes on high school students' academic achievement and the implications for Michigan high schools in the era of the merit core curricula (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Jungwirth, A. M. (2009). School leaders and sex education in conservative communities (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Kentala, J. (2009). The comprehensive guidance curriculum program and its effects on student achievement (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: School Guidance Counseling program

Kusz, M. L. (2009). Stress in elementary children (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: School Guidance Counseling program.

LaValley, E. R. (2009). Career development students with learning disabilities (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Lesnieski, L. L. (2009). Effects of new teacher induction programs on K-12 teacher retention and satisfaction (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Levi, L. A. (2009). Motivation in seventh grade English: A review (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Mapes, M. R. (2009). Effects and challenges of project-based learning: A review (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

McDowell, J. (2009). The impact of attribution retraining for increasing student motivation (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Michaeu, J. A. (2009). A literature review of what are viable alternatives to retention of failing students in an era of increased accountability and decreased funding (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Nyman, C. C. (2009). Oral language competence and early literacy acquisition (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: Administration and Supervision program.

Rautiola, J. D. (2009). Effects of leadership styles and student academic achievement (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Schmidt, S. S. (2009). The optimum role of music education in an era of increased curriculum requirements and standardized accountability (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Sedgwick, Z. B. (2009). Helping students complete the mathematics requirements of the Michigan merit curriculum through cost-effective measures (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: Administration and Supervision program.

Shanahan-Braun, T. A. (2009). Computer use with preschool children: A review (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Staricha, G. (2009). School to work programs in rural Michigan during challenging economic times (Unpublished master's paper). MAE: School Guidance Counseling program.

Wright, K. A. (2009). The characteristics of project based learning and direct instruction and how those characteristics relate to the recently emerging culture of "high-stakes" testing (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.

Zika, K. A. (2009). Maximize student learning without compromising self-esteem by utilizing within-class ability groups (Unpublished master's paper). MAE program.