Master’s Theses and Graduate Research

Master’s Theses and Graduate Research

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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An Exploratory Study on How Math Stories Engage Young Learners in Mathematical Sense-Making, Maria Gigi Carunungan

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And Still, I Rise: Madre Poderosas in the Pursuit of Work-Life Justice in Educational Leadership Roles, Janet Gutierrez

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The Role of School Counselors in Advocating for Social Justice For All Students During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Amna Jaffer

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Communal Storywork: Deaf Education and the Latine Community, noralee jasso

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Academic Trajectories of Students with Disabilities and Caregiver Perspectives on Distance Learning in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Charlene Lee

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Vicks in the Classroom: A Study on the Effects of Teacher Cultural Awareness on Hispanic/Latinx Student Discipline, Arthur A. Maldonado

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Pertenecemos: Trajectories of Belonging, Knowing, and Discovering for Underrepresented Undergraduate Communicative Disorders and Sciences Students in California State Universities, Marcella C. McCollum

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Student Engagement and Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Community College Case Study, Candice R. Nance

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“What I have learned about ethnic studies is to love myself more”: A Look at Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Newcomer Students, Lan Nguyen

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership in Continuation High Schools: An Alternative Approach in Leadership Styles, Roberto C. Portillo

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Factors That Contribute to Lower Enrollments of Underrepresented Minority and Female Graduate Students in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Bay Area California State University Campuses and Mitigating Factors From Student Perspectives, Noah G. Price

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Core Principles of Early Childhood Education Through the Lens of California's Transitional Kindergarten Teachers and Administrators, Furwa T. Rizvi

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Understanding Unrecognized Chicana Leadership: Adversity, Resilience, Healing, and Liberation, Blanca Tavera

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An Unconventional Pathway: A Qualitative Inquiry Into the Experience of Racial Minority Transfer Students, Hanh My Mai Tran

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Faculty and Administrator Perspectives on Campus Internationalization at Selected California State University and University of California Campuses: Individual Efforts and Interconnected Roles, Parinaz Zartoshty

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“I Think I’ve Always Thought I Have to Prove Myself”: Interpretations, Perceptions, and Teacher Sensemaking at a Distance, Rafael Zavala

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Closing the Gaps: Understanding and Disrupting Deficit Thinking and Exclusionary Discipline Practices in a Latinx School, Edgar Ivan Alcaraz

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Administrator Stress and Well-Being: Lessons Learned from Retired Administrators, Carrie Bosco

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An Analysis of Job Stress As Experienced by Public School Site Administrators, Joseph A. Bosco

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Latinx College Students' Experiences during COVID-19 Pandemic, Karina Chavez

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Misogynoir: Undergraduate Experiences by Black Women, Briettny Curtner

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When ASCA and MTSS Merge: A case study on counselor capacity and the implementation and monitoring of Tier Two interventions, Tram "Nikki" Dang

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Unpacking Educational Harm: Parent and Teacher Perceptions of English Learners, Amalia Guzmán Ayala

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The Effectiveness of California's System of Support: Dashboard and Differentiated Assistance, As Perceived by County Office of Education, Court and Community School Administrators, Jennifer Izant Gonzales

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The Criteria For Developing A TK-12 Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, Taunya Marie Jaco

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The Role of Self-Efficacy and Academic Mindset on Middle School Math Achievement for At Promise Youth: An Explanatory Study, Michael Lockwood Mansfield

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Corporal Punishment in Eastern Nigeria, Gerald N. Nwafor

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Unresolved Issue in Education: Disproportionate Disciplining of Hispanic Students in Education, Richard Ruiz

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Subaltern Leadership Epistemologies: A Phenomenological Study of Filipinx Administrative Leaders in Higher Education, Tricia Ryan

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Perceptions of the Influence of Cell Phones and Social Media Usage On Students’ Academic Performance, Anne Tran

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Exploring the Deleterious Connection between Tradional School Discipline Practices and Male Latino Students who have Endured Adverse Childhood Experiences: An Exploratory Study in Northern California., Sonia Vargas

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Effects of Extra-Curricular Project-Based Learning Experiences on Self-Efficacy and Interest in STEM Fields in High School, Taihao Kevin Wan

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The Effects of Academic Performance, Demographic Characteristics, Work, and Personal Experiences on Admissions to a Clinical Laboratory Science Training Program, Mara Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Expanding and Improving High-Quality Early Care and Education in California: Is There Alignment Between Policymakers and the Public?, Heidi Schmidt Emberling

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Understanding the Barriers, Bridges and Bases to Inclusion Instruction for Secondary Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Angela Renee Lyte Crowther

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Construction of Classroom Community in a Full-Inclusion District: Comparative Case Studies with Elementary School Teachers, Tri Nguyen

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The Impact of the Language of Instruction on Second-Grade Latinx Emergent Bilinguals’ Understanding of Place Value in Two Spanish-English Transitional Bilingual Classrooms: An Exploratory Study, Angela Maria Rengifo

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The Role of Socioeconomic Status and Prior Industry Exposure on the Attitudes, Career Goals, and Career Decision Self-Efficacy of Undergraduates Studying Hospitality and Tourism Management, Laura McKenzie Shroder

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Examining the Effects of a Peer-Mediated Social Skills Intervention on the Prosocial Behaviors of Elementary Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Prabhjot Singh

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Developing Teachers Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Through Design Thinking and Community of Practice, Jennifer Gee Huei Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Bridging the English Language Divide and Building Self-Confidence In Marginalized Communities: An Exploratory Study in Tamil Nadu, India, Radha Aravamudhan

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Superintendent Beliefs About the Assessment and Use of School Climate Data for Continuous Improvement, Anji Buckner-Capone

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A Look Inside the Black Box: Understanding Communicative Exchanges in Online Learning Environments, Sara Douglas

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Experiences of Adolescent Refugee Students Who Attend Afterschool Programs for Literacy Support, Analiza Filion

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Students of Black or African American Ancestry in Grades 10th -12th Perceptions of Their Schooling Experiences, Annette Renee Kennedy

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The Potential Promise of Formative Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning for English Learners and the Teachers’ Beliefs about the Benefits of Formative Assessment for English Learners in a Small Elementary School District., Elida MacArthur

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Models of Spiritual Leadership: Strategies for Bridging the Gap Between Policy and Ethics, Rebecca J. O'Brien

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A Text-Message Nudge Intervention to Increase Student Professional Development Education, Catherine Voss Plaxton

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The Ontology, Epistemology, and Axiology of Social and Racial Justice Educators: An Untapped Resource to Address the Unequal Educational Outcomes for Students of Color and Other Non-dominant Comunities, Adriana Eva Rangel

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Increasing the Persistence of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education Settings: Faculty Perspectives on the Social Skills Needs in Classroom Environments, Amy Rodriguez

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Multi-Tiered System Of Support In California Rural School Settings, John P. Schilling

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Cultivating Civic Engagement at the Intersection of Community College and Asian American Pacific Islanders: Understanding and Supporting AAPI Students’ Civic Learning at the two-year Institutions, Hyon Chu Chu Yi-Baker

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Bridges and Barriers: The Educational Experience of Homeless Students and Families in Santa Cruz County, Jennifer Ann

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Examining the Efficacy of Inclusive Practices and its Impact on the Academic Achievement of High School Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Paulette C. Cobb

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Teacher and Administrator Knowledge, Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Equity in a Suburban California School District, Arcia Dorosti

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Building Teacher Self-Efficacy Through Administrator Feedback, Limary Trujillo Gutierrez

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Effects of a Preschool Arts Curriculum on Social and Emotional Competence, Sarah Rose Henderson

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Digital Literacy in Early Elementary School: Barriers and Support Systems in the Era of the Common Core, Delnaz Hosseini

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Principals' Instructional Leadership in Title I Schools: A Closer Look, George Kleidon

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Critical Praxis Círculos: The Impact of Culturally Responsive Teacher Development, Raul Silva Lomeli

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Induction Programs, Teacher Efficacy, and Inquiry Practices in Novice Teachers, Anisha Munshi

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Implementing Project-Based Learning In Urban High School Classrooms: Understanding Teachers’ Mindsets and Benefits To English Learners, Manuel Jesus Nunez

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Community Schools in a Silicon Valley School District: Implementation, Successes and Challenges, Patricia Pelino

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Relational Trust within an Urban Public Comprehensive High School District in Northern California, Shawn Tennenbaum

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An Evaluation of Early Childhood Education Programs: The Parents’ Perspective of Quality Care, Buu Chau Thai

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A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Melissa Urbain

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Analyzing Student-Teacher Relationships of Cariño and Confianza and Their Impact on Academic Engagement by Latino Males, Nereida Robles Vasquez

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Fiscal Transparency in the Era of California's Local Control Funding Formula: An Analysis of Funding Levels, Expenditures, and Student Achievement, Blanca Baltazar-Sabbah

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Examining the Role of Arts Education Partnerships in Sustaining Arts Programs in California Elementary Schools, Marie-Helene Bauguil

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The African American/Black Racial Tapestry: Black Adolescents' Private, Independent School Experiences and Racial Identity Development, Angela R. Birts

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Professional Learning Community (PLC): Technology Integration at a Title I Elementary School, Pamela Lan Cheng

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Teachers' Perceptions on Preparedness and Supports to Implement the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards, Maria Clara Fernandez

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Standardized to Student-Centered: A Systemic Approach to Navigating the Transition, Finding Balance and Creating Equitable 21st Century Learning Environments, Betsy Fitch

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Exploring the Role of Mentor Teaching, Through a Co-Teaching Model, in Secondary Teachers’ Beliefs, Practices, and Self-Efficacy Toward English Learners: A Multiple-Case Study, Terry E. Flora

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Formative Assessment for Middle School Mathematics Instruction: An Evidence-based Approach to Evaluating Teacher Posing, Pausing, and Probing Moves, Carrie Lee Holmberg

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Exploring a School Culture and Climate Where Students Can FLOURISH: Using Focus Group Methodology to Capture Key Stakeholder Perceptions About School Culture and Climate in an Alternative Education High School., Michael Lee Paynter

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Motivation to Persist: The Role of Hope, Academic Self-Efficacy, and Sense of Belonging on First Generation Latinx College Students and Their Intent to Persist, Deanna Peck

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Latino Male College Students' Identities, Psychological Stress, and Coping Mechanisms, Ana E. Ramirez

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Eductional Persistence In Latino Male Students Attending University: Their experiences and identity development, Michelle Swartz

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Achieving Higher Academic Performance: Access at the Intersections of Culturally Diverse Populations in Higher Education On-campus Communities, Koryn Calee Dillard

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Aligning K-12 and higher education: Using an intersectional approach to identify student preparation factors present upon college entry, Edgar Martinez

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Seeing Success: Biographies of Low-Income Students, Julia M. Morrice

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Internalized oppression: Latino narratives on educational experience, Carolina Avalos

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Low-Tech, Eye-Movement-Accessible AAC and Typical Adults, Sarah Marie Swift

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Praxis : dialogue, reflection, and action toward a more empowering pedagogy, Genvieve Nicole Dorsey

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Effects of sensory integration on motor development in K-3 students with autism, Vrinda Murphy

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Guided reading tutorials with English learners, Anna L. Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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How do parents perceive support systems in their early intervention programs?, Kristene Geering

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Care ethic and teacher effectiveness, Laura Nguyen

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Perceptions of parents and teachers regarding preschool inclusion, Melissa M. Sandlin

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A comparison : the effects of discrete trial training on children with autism, Rafaella Tung

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Creating classroom community through autonomy and collaboration, Katharine Michiko Lee

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Model minority deviance : Asian Americans in juvenile hall, Jane Ann Lee

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An ethic of care in practice, C. (Colette) Rabin

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Security of attachment in young children with disabilities, Jane Megan Seto

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Sixth-grade students' use of schema knowledge in word problem solving, Mary Howland

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The hermeneutic spiral within faith : the passage of language as socialization, Galit Kazovsky

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Comparison of test scores of toddlers in inclusive and segregated settings, Julie Chung Riddleberger

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Improvisational theatre enhances one's capability to acquire a second language, Elanya Augustine

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Liberating education through the voices of students, Amanda Greenhalgh