This electronic archive of Capstone projects and Master's theses is aimed at gathering the culminating experiences of both undergraduate and graduate students. The student authors of these Capstone projects and Master's theses have chosen to make their work publicly available.

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Capstones/Theses from 2016

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Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening Outdoors, Nicole Aboujaoude

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The Impact of Video Self-Modeling on Oral Reading Fluency and Reader Self-Perception, Catherine Anderson

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Law Enforcement: Deadly Force Policy and Community-Oriented Policing Programs, Lucas Asuncion

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Pornography: Ensuring that Women are Never on Top, Makenna D. Baker

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I Am a Sexual Being: An Exploration of Over-Sexualization and Its Effects, Erin Bass

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The American Nightmare: Land of the Incarcerated, Jamara Bernard

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Parental Grief: Traumatic Death of a Child and Length of Bereavement, Joy Dawn Buscaglia-Dale

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Ladies in Leadership, Christina Cawaling

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Selcouth, Lisa Claussen

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Arts Integration: The Missing Link, Samuel G. Cochran

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Elementary Teaching Strategies for LGBTQ Inclusion, Nicole E. Cox

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Let's Dream Again America, Luke James Eicher

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Supporting the Education of Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Monterey County, Samantha H. Engel-Ruck

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Spatial and Temporal Variation in Rosy Rockfish (Sebastes Rosaceus) Life History Traits, Ryan T. Fields

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How Two-Way Immersion Programs Close the Achievement Gap, Bethany Finneran

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Unity Through Diversity: Working Together to Create Social Change, Justin Frago

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English Language Learners Writing: Influencing Use of Pronouns, Elkjaer Garcia

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The Importance of Art in Elementary Education, Heather Gattis

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Measuring Visitor Engagement in the Mission Museum, Jewel Sean Yahut Gentry

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Introducing Financial Literacy at the Elementary Level, Shelby Gertz

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Unraveling Math Anxiety, Melissa Giorgio

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as a Tool to Reduce Discipline, Alyssa Grainger

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Treating Vocal Stereotypy with Response Interruption and Redirection, Benjamin F. Gray

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Social Skills Training Targeting Inappropriate Sexual Behavior for Adolescents with Autism, Jenna M. Gutierrez

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Impact of a Contingency Cell Phone Plan on Secondary Students’ On-Task Behavior, Lindsay Hack

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Teaching Street-crossing Skills to Special Education Students, Terri Hawkins

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Parental Involvement Within Common Core, Catherine Hoyt

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Comparing the Cost of Preamplifiers to Their Sonic Fidelity and Frequency Output, Jackson O. Hunter

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A Beautiful Apocalypse: A Collection of Poems, Emily M. Kesler

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Tracking Icebergs and Sea Ice in the Mid-Pleistocene Bering Sea Suggests Sea Ice Affects Ice Sheet Growth, Vera Jesser Lawson

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Enhancing Communication Initiation of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities Through General Education Peer Interaction, Veronica Lopez

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Humanity’s Capability of Transcendence through Artificial Intelligence, Zena McCartney

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Utilizing Color Preferences in Teaching Materials for an Adolescent with Autism, Lesley A. McManus

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Addressing the Impact of Deportation on Citizen Children and their Undocumented Parents, Ismael Mondragon

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Effects of Non-Native Species on Two Life Stages of the Olympia Oyster, Ostrea Lurida, in the Elkhorn Slough Estuary, Pamela Ann Neeb Wade

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Bullying and Development, Caitlin O'Hare

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Improving Literacy of Elementary Students, Naomi Pardo

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The Backdoor to the Digital Realm, Jessica Peregrina

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Soft Sound: A Guide to the Tools and Techniques of Software Synthesis, Quinn Powell

Effectiveness of Number Lines and Touch Points With Students With Speech Impairment, Satwat Rais

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The Modern Book: the Forms, the Essence, the Experience, Melanie J. Renton

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Using Interactive Lessons through Technology to Improve Students’ Academic Performance, Katie M. Robarge

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A Comparative History and the Importance of Chamber Music, Aaron M. Sacks

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Reduction of Stereotypy in Adolescents with Autism Using Visual and Auditory Cues, JulieAnne M. Salisbury

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The Privileged 3% of College Students, Sara Sullivan

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Targeting Creativity Skills for High School Students with Special Needs, Chris Thompson

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Social Media's Impact on Compassion, Courtney L. Tulipani

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Impact of Computer Assisted Instruction on Achievement in Seventh Grade Mathematics, Brenda Valencia

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Kitchen-Table Talk: Creating Authentic Engagement in K-12 Classrooms, Megan R. Williamson

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Sound Acquisition for Kindergarteners with Disabilities, Valerie R. Wiltse

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Domoic Acid Production in Pseudo-Nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) as a General Response to Unbalanced Growth: The Role of Photo-Oxidative Stress, April Woods

Capstones/Theses from 2015

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Using Themes Such as Motorsports as an Avenue to Incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Into Classrooms, Tyler Agan

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Raising Teachers’ Cultural Knowledge of Middle Eastern Students in The Classroom, Hassan J. Alnawar

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The Parental Involvement of Non-English Speaking Latino Parents in Secondary Education, Bianca M. Andrade

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Science Curriculum Development with Next Generation Standards: Meeting the Needs of In-Service Teachers, Laura Arnow

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Effective Integration of Technology in a High School Beginning Japanese Class, Yo Azama

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Implications of a Reverse Inclusion Program for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Linda Kaempfer Baker

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Implementation of Physical Education in Underfunded Schools, Cannon Bernarding

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Transitional Kindergarten Awareness, Danielle Caltabiano

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Gender Pay Inequality, J. Elizabeth Campos

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High School Students with Learning Disabilities: Self-advocacy Skills in the General Education Classroom, Adam P. Castro

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Incorporating Literacy Strategies in High School Courses: Implications for Implementing Common Core Standards, Bethlehem Cayetano

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Integrating Gardening as a Tool to Teach the Concept of Sustainability to Elementary School Students, Hannah Cobb and Madisen Hasenauer

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Our Four Walls, Kayla Grace Eller

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Emotionally Safe Classrooms, Jennifer L. Esswein

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Public Education, Mariela Flores

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A Teacher’s Toolbox for Building Communication - Among Professionals Who Service Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Bingta E. Francke

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Teacher Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Content Literacy Implementation, Julie Gallegos

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Use of Specific Praise with Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities in an After School Program, Jamie Gandara

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Teaching Vocational Gardening Skills To An Adolescent With Severe Autism, Sun Kim Garcia

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INHUMANITARIANISM: The Case of Northern Uganda, Devan Haddad

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Benefits of Integrating Gardening into Outdoor Education for Elementary Students, Madisen Hasenauer and Hannah Cobb

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Child Abuse and its Effects on the Social-Emotional Behavior of Elementary School Students, Natalie Heredia

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Urban School Districts & Mass Incarceration of Young Black Males, Simone Hollomon

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The Impact of Technology on Primary Education, Kathryn Holt

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The Changing Role Of Technology at the Elementary School Level, Jenna Kaysen

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Arts Integration, Kenzi Kelly

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Utilizing Mobile Computer Devices in Urdu / Hindi Language Programs to Enhance Language Learning, Shagufta Khan

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Deposition, Persistence, and Utilization of Kelp Wrack Along the Central California Coast, Jarred Klosinski

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Enhancing Student Engagement Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Ashley Hannah Lawrence-Pine

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The Impact and Implications for Teacher Induction Programs, Miriam A. Lopez

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Swim for Fun: The Importance of Open Swim for Children with Special Needs, Sarah K. Lowes

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Developing Pre-Service Teacher Identity with Respect to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Tessa Nicole Mauro

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Importance of Providing a "Safe Haven" for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Youth, William Henry Norwood

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Fading Student-Learned Scaffolding in Middle School Science Classrooms, Amanda J. Nutt

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Effects of Teaching Materials on the Development of Receptive Identification Skills for Students with Autism, Jennifer Parra

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More Than Just Homework Help and Snack: Bringing the Community into After School Programs, Kaitlyn Pasket

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Fundamental Benefits of Outdoor Education in Primary Grades, Megan Pearce

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The Rise of Reactive and Interactive Video Game Audio, Joey Pendergrass

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Developmental Psychology vs Schizophrenia, George Redmon

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Motile Cryptofaunal Invertebrate Assemblages in Catalina Island's Rhodolith Beds in Relation to Physical Structure and Live Rhodoliths, Kristin Meagher Robinson

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Acquiring English as a Second Language for Mexican American Students, Gabriela Rosas

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Creating Acceptance and Awareness of Mild Student Disabilities through Teacher Preparation, Ivy Ruggiero

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The Effects of Direct Speech Instruction on English Language Learners for the CELDT 4-Picture Narrative, Alexander Salazar

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Awareness Intervention for Students with Behavioral Challenges- Mindfulness in the Classroom, Gian Michael Sarabia

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Teacher Perspectives on the Educational Experience of English Learners: A Case Study of Three Monterey Country Schools, Brianna Skinner

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Bullying: Why it Happens, How it Affects Those Involved, and Preventive Action, Katelyn Stetler

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The Gender Gap in Math – Incorporating Gender Equity in the High School Mathematics Classroom, Ryan Sullivan

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Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus) Use of the Intertidal Zone at a Santa Catalina Island MPA in Southern California, Sean C. Windell

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The Development of English and Chinese Oral Language through Drawing for Primary Grade Students, Minzhi Yu