This electronic archive of Capstone projects is aimed at gathering the culminating experiences undergraduate students. The student authors of these Capstone projects have chosen to have access to their work restricted to members of the CSU Monterey Bay university community.

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Capstones/Theses from 2016

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Social Justice and Monterey County, Emily X. Adad

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Learning from Frida Kahlo—Artista, Feminista, Latina: Examining the Self through a Culturally Relevant Art Curriculum, Sulema Aguirre

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Classroom Community: Creating a Respectful and Accepting Learning Environment to Inspire Student Participation and Achievement, Dana Angelo and Margarita Tapia-Soto

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Fit for School, Erika Rose Bertelsen

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Self-Expression Through Dance in Early Elementary School, Emily Blythe

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Goal-Setting and Healthy Choices, Shannon Boulger

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Using Assistive Technology to Improve Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Special Education Students, Salvador Coronado

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Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening in Schools, Stephanie Q. Escalera

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ADHD in the Classroom: Promoting Teacher Knowledge and Successful Intervention Strategies, Lauryn Michele Fouser

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Inclusion of Nutrition in Elementary Education, Marina Grimaldo

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The History and Significance of Analog Synthesis, Mason O. Guerrero

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Gaining Equality In Elementary Schools Through Integration of Technology, Mallery Helmuth

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It Takes a Community to Teach a Child: Teachers Success with Helpers, Catherine Hickinbotham and Demi Varni

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Implementing Physical Activity Inside the Classroom, Janet Jacuinde

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Implementing A Preschool Literacy Curriculum, Darienne Keller-Vallo

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The Many Shades of Beauty, Shannon C. McAlister

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Improving Sex Education:How Can Teachers Better Serve Their Students?, Courtney R. McCrary and Ryan Okerson

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Justice for Juveniles, Nicholas H. Meech

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Navigating College: First Generation Latinas in Higher Education, Miriam Mendoza

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College Awareness for Spanish Speaking Parents, Mariela G. Morales

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Benefits of Art Therapy in Special Education, Paige Myers

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Bringing Sor Juana to Life: Creating a Community-Based Acto to Speak Feminism Into the Educational Dreams of Latinas, Raymundo Navarro

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Light Up the Darkness: Using Disability Awareness to Achieve Goals, Coleman Newell

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Learned Helplessness and its Connection to Recidivism, Martin Nguyen

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Ways to End Bullying in Elementary School: Psychological and Emotional effects on Students, Danielle Nickols

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Bullying in Elementary Schools, Tracy Perez-Guzman

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Breaking the Silence by Empowering Women, Noeli Perez

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SPARK! A Creative Critical Thinking After School Program, Britney L. Picotte and LisaMarie Quintana

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Bringing College Awareness to Migrant Parents, Adriana Pimentel and Maria Pimentel

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Mentoring At Risk Students Outside of School To Meet the Mark, Tiffany Ray

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The Ten-Year Plan: What the "College Experience" Means Today, Jessica Salimi

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Supporting English Language Learners in Afterschool Programs, Rebecca Sanchez

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Exploring Chicana Identity Through Mascaras (Masks) as a Healing Process, Esther Santiago-Sanchez

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Benefits of Migrant Education Program, Cecilia Serrano

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Increasing Consumption and Decreasing Food Waste in the National School Lunch Program, Stephanie Sturgis

Capstones/Theses from 2015

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Fostering Self-Efficacy in the Classroom, Savannah Allen

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Changing the Arts from the Stepchild to Adopted Child, Taylor Aubrey

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I'm Going to College!, Lyliana Avila

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Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into the Elementary Classroom, Jo Angelina S. Bennett

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The Role of the Producer, Steven Burschinger

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Benefits of Teaching the Thematic Unit on Elementary School Students, Rachel E. Cookus

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Implementing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on Elementary School Students, Markieta Crockett

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Accessibility of After School Programs in Elementary Schools, Emily Dill

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Incorporating Music and Arts to Enhancing the Learning Experience of Elementary School Students, Ashley Fernandez

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Making the Garden a Viable Part of Curriculum, Laura Forbes

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Migrant Parent Involvement: A Necessity for Migrant Student Success, Ana C. Garcia and Oscar Guijosa

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Managing Aggressive Behavior For Elementary School Students, Meranda L. Gonzalez

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Cooperative Board Games and Their Effect on Social and Emotional Behavior, Benjamin P. Harris

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College Awareness: Influencing the Latino Community, Denise Hernandez

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Diversifying Technology Through Education, Kayla Jacobs

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Inclusion in Public Schools, Elizabeth Jeter

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Improving Elementary Math Instruction: Implementing the New Common Core Curriculum, Jessie LaFrance

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Art in Education: Art Lessons Worth Learning, Jessica Laurence

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Stop Bullying through Self-Efficacy and Early Intervention, Kristin Lockridge

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Visual Arts Matter in Elementary School Curriculum, Michelle Lopez

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Improving the Special Education Referral Process, Jeanna M. Marquez

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Effects of Homeschooling on Children's Academic Achievement, Roxana Tinoco Martinez

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Learning Empathy: Creating More Thoughtful Teachers Through Multicultural Texts, Samantha McCann

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Mainstreaming of Students with Disabilities: Psychological Effects on General Education High School Students, Ivan Mejia

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The Struggles of Life on a Playground: Bullying in Middle Schools and the Effectiveness of Anti-bullying Programs, Justine Morales

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Variety for Vocalists, Jonathan Morgadinho

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Preparing Migrant Families for Academic Success, Lorena Ortiz and Jacqueline Aceves

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Developing Parental Involvement Opportunities For Parents of Hispanic ELL Students, Alicyn Otoshi

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Integrating Nutrition Education into the Classroom, Sarah Y. Owen

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Technology in the Elementary School Classrooms: Are Cell Phones a Beneficial of Harmful Tool for Educational Purposes?, Liliana Perez-Ordaz

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Does the Food Provided at Elementary Schools Affect Students' Health?, Haleigh Pimental

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Does the Food Provided at Elementary Schools Affect Students' Health?, Haleigh Pimental

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Cyberbullying and Bullying Prevention, Nicole B. Rizzi

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Affirming Gender Identity in Elementary Schools, Genevieve J. Rodriguez and Veronica Sanchez

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The Benefits of Physical Education on Elementary School Students’ Learning, Amanda Shenton

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Foster Youth in Education, Matisse Silva

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Attention Span and Movement, Taylor M. Stainer

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Forgo the Studio: Recording Drums in Non-Studio Locations, Christopher Landon Thomas

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Benefits of Effective Reading Strategies for Elementary School Students, Elyse Trefts

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Outdoor Education in the Curriculum Through Gardens in Schools, Nicky True

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Special Education: Empowering Parents in the Latino Community, Corina Venegas

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Integrating Art Based Education in Elementary Schools, Andrea Dominique Weise

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General Education Mainstreaming Vs. Special Education Programs: Which is Academically and Socially Better for Mild to Moderately Disabled Students?, Casey Young

Capstones/Theses from 2014

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More than a pastime : the importance of interscholastic sports opportunities in middle schools, Daniel Aguirre and Diego Ortega

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School overload : the effects of homework on families, Mayra Alvarez

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Where art thou? : bringing the arts into elementary school classrooms, Deanna Basso

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Benefits of music education : promoting college attendance in high school students, Danielle Clare Buckner

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Bullying in elementary schools : emotional and psychological effects on students, Beverly Burke

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Painting the world green : teaching children about environmental education, Selmi A. Caballero

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Importance of recycling activities for elementary students, Abel Coronel

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Sound the alarm : are our students safe?, Ashley Lynn Cross

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The importance of implementing physical education programs into elementary school curriculum, Shauna Davis

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Benefits of physical education programs in elementary schools today, Amy De Armit

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Let's Get Physical: Integrating Physical Activity into the Classroom, Jordan C. Fasheh, Amber Morris, and Katelyn Smith

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Tag, you're it! : how can we help kids explore the outdoors?, Danielle Flynn

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Importance of recycling activities for middle school students, Katalina Garcia

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Integrating Monterey Bay area visual arts into core subject matter for students with autism, Amanda Greenleaf

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Understanding guitar amplifiers, Robert Guinvarch

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Gender imbalance in the teaching profession at the elementary school level, Alisha Lynn Hopkins

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Socio-emotional benefits of incorporating performing arts in elementary schools, Erin Hopper

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Implementing innovative teaching pedagogy in elementary schools, Amanda Isbill

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Just run : fighting childhood obesity one mile at a time, Michele L. Jackson

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Is class over? : creating an engaging classroom for students, Ashley Klingenberg

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Working with students identified with emotional disturbance within classroom setting, Marc C. Lewis

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Effects of extra-curricular science activities on fifth grade classroom learning, Clifton Livingston