This digital archive of Capstone projects and Master's theses gathers the culminating experiences of both undergraduate and graduate students at CSUMB.

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Capstones/Theses from 2016

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Using Minecraft to Integrate Common Core Activities across Elementary School Curriculum, William A J Couling

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

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Variable Spiny Lobster Foraging Across a Variable Intertidal Landscape, Mary McCormick

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

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Who is Really Behind the Username? (Re)affirming Oneself in the Digital Age, Taylor Dixon

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Words are Sometimes Mightier Then Weapons, Edward M. Perez

Capstones/Theses from 2015

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Accessibility of After School Programs in Elementary Schools, Emily Dill

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

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

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Art in Education: Art Lessons Worth Learning, Jessica Laurence

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Arts Integration, Kenzi Kelly

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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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Attention Span and Movement, Taylor M. Stainer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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College Awareness: Influencing the Latino Community, Denise Hernandez

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

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

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Public Education, Mariela Flores

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Cyberbullying and Bullying Prevention, Nicole B. Rizzi

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

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

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

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Developmental Psychology vs Schizophrenia, George Redmon

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Diversifying Technology Through Education, Kayla Jacobs

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

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

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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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Emotionally Safe Classrooms, Jennifer L. Esswein

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

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

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

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Fostering Self-Efficacy in the Classroom, Savannah Allen

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Foster Youth in Education, Matisse Silva

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Fundamental Benefits of Outdoor Education in Primary Grades, Megan Pearce

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Gender Pay Inequality, J. Elizabeth Campos

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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

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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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I'm Going to College!, Lyliana Avila

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Implementation of Physical Education in Underfunded Schools, Cannon Bernarding

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Implementing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on Elementary School Students, Markieta Crockett

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

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

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Improving the Special Education Referral Process, Jeanna M. Marquez

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

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

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INHUMANITARIANISM: The Case of Northern Uganda, Devan Haddad

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Integrating Art Based Education in Elementary Schools, Andrea Dominique Weise

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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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Integrating Nutrition Education into the Classroom, Sarah Y. Owen

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

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Large-Scale Patterns in Marine Fish Habitat Use as Determined From a Meta-Analysis of Acoustic Telemetry Studies, Allison Cramer

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

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

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Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) Habitat Associations: Implications for Conservation and Management, Megan Bassett

Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) Habitat Associations: Implications for Conservation and Management, Megan Bassett

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

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Making the Garden a Viable Part of Curriculum, Laura Forbes

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

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

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

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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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Multiscale Predictive Modeling of Wave Velocity and Its Distribution Across a Rocky Intertidal Landscape, Daniel Orr

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Our Four Walls, Kayla Grace Eller

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

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Participation of Latino Spanish-Speaking Families in the IEP Process, Guadalupe Zamora

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Impact of Technology on Primary Education, Kathryn Holt

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

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

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The Role of the Producer, Steven Burschinger

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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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Transitional Kindergarten Awareness, Danielle Caltabiano

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

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