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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Cyber High School Students' Transition to a Traditional University, Dorothy M. Gracey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Speech-Language Therapists Regarding their Skills in Collaboration to Work with Regular Education Classroom Teachers, Donna L. Hopstetter
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Educational and Community Issues Affecting Academic Achievements of Maasai Students with Visual Impairments: A Qualitative Case Study in Kenya, Elizabeth Koirrag Kalu
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Generational Diversity in Associate Degree Nursing Students: Teaching Styles and Preferences in Pennsylvania, Jennifer V. Kitko
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Change Process: A Study of the Move to Block Scheduling in Five Pennsylvania High Schools, Howard S. Lessel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Mentoring of Alternate Route Teachers in Low Socio-Economic Districts in Northeastern New Jersey, Steven LoCascio
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Survey of Student, Staff, and Faculty Perceptions of Thirteen Pennsylvania State Owned Libraries using the LibQUAL+™ Protocol, Basil D. Martin II
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Multi-Case Study of the Influence of Personal and Professional Ethics on the Leadership of Public School Superintendents, Brian J. McDermott
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Evolution of a Professional Path for Secondary Special Education Teachers Since the Inception of No Child Left Behind: A Qualitative Portrait, Donna M. Messner
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Visual Approaches to Vocabulary Instruction: Teacher and Adolescent Learner Perceptions, Dana L. Miller
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Assessment of the Impact of Functional Literacy Initiatives for Women Groups Towards Sustainable Livelihoods in the Savelugu/Nanton District of Ghana, Adams Mashoud Mohammed
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study of the Perceptions of Pre-service and In-service Educators on Best Practices for Gifted Students, Stacie Hoffer Nowikowski
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Technology Assisted Counseling Observation System: A Study of the Impact on Teaching and Learning, Lloyd Clark Onyett
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of General George Gordon Meade: A Leadership Perspective Through the Lens of Good Work, Theodore George Pappas Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teachers' Concerns of Ninth Grade Transitional Programs in Pennsylvania High Schools: A Comparison of Academic Performance, Graduation, and Participation Rates, Kathy L. Perry
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining the Work Elements and Impact of the Teaching Building Level Administrator, Gregory E. Shoemaker
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Impact and Implications of Litigation on Small Rural School Districts: A Study of Selected Western Pennsylvania Public School Superintendents' Perception and Knowledge of School Law, Henry D. Sinopoli
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Cross-Case Study of the Impact of Organizational Change Through the Diffusion of the Classrooms for the Future Initiative, Brian Slamecka
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Preparation, Perceptions, & Professional Paths: A Mixed-Methods Study of East Stroudsburg University's Elementary Education Professional Development School Beginning Teachers, Jodi A. Sponchiado
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Vision and Narrative: How Two Religious Sisters of Mercy Initiated and Managed Organizational Change, Donald G. Talbot
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Non-Traditional Nursing Students' Perceived Ability to Form Caring Relationships, JoAnn Evanko Thistlethwaite
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Pre-Service Teachers' Teacher Efficacy Beliefs and the Perceived Relationship with their University Supervisor, Dawn Michelle Detruf Turkovich
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Closing the Achievement Gap: The Use and Effectiveness of Research-Based Practices in Middle Schools, Whitney M. Wesley
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Relationship of Robotic Implementation on Changes in Middle School Students' Beliefs and Interest toward Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Stephen H. Whitehead
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Comparison of Secondary Principals' Use of Data Systems to IncreaseStudent Achievement in Mathematics as Measured by Standardized Assessments, Joshua Williams
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of an Urban Immersion Field Experience on Teacher Candidates' Concerns Regarding Teaching in Urban Districts: A Cross-University Comparison, Stacie M. Wolbert
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Two Vertical Leadership Teams for the Purpose of School Improvement, Tammy S. Wolicki
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Comparative Study of First Time International College Studentss Level of Anxiety in Relationship to Awareness of Their Learning-style Preferences, Arlene Shorter Young
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Pre-Service Teachers' Motivations for Choosing a Teaching Career and Intention to Teach in Urban Settings: A Multilevel Analysis, Yong Yu
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Early College Partnerships: Relationships and Success Elements of an Early College Program Between 25 Rural School Districts in Southwestern Pennsylvania and a Community College, Barbara Zuchelli
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Challenging Behaviors: Early Childhood Teachers' Perspectives on Young Children's Self-Regulation, Mary Louise Bitar
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Cognitive Style: A Meta-Analysis of The Instructional Implications for Various Integrated Computer Enhanced Learning Environments, William C. Burnett
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Closing the Gap in Business Education: A Case Study of Continuing Curricular Transformation in an Exemplary Undergraduate Program, John A. Buttermore
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effect of Classroom and Clinical Learning Approaches on Academic Achievement in Associate Degree Nursing Students, Jo Anne Carrick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Portraiture of Rural Pennsylvania Elementary School Administrators Implementing the Mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act within the Context of a Reading Program, Linda D. Dobbie
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Descriptive Study of the Middle School Science Teacher Behavior for Required Student Participation in Science Fair Competitions, Laura M. Fisanick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Development of Cultural Adaptability Including Relevant Experiences andPerceptions of Traditional College Students: A Perspective from a Small, Private Liberal Arts University, Kerri A. Golden
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Perceptions of the Developmentally Responsive Leadership Practices of Principals that Contribute to Achieving Adequate Yearly Progress in High and Low Achieving, High Poverty Middle Schools, David R. Goodin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Implementation of Enrollment Management at Two Public Universities Experiencing Demographic and Funding Challenges, Stephen Lee
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Relationship Between Teacher Preparedness and Inquiry-Based Instructional Practices to Students' Science Achievement: Evidence from TIMSS 2007, Lynn A. Martin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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First-Generation College Seniors: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Transitional Experience of the Final College Year, Julia Overton-Healy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teacher Behavior and Attitude and Student Writing Apprehension, Peter Pappalardo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement Programs: A Comparison of Persistence, Student Academic Achievement, Graduation Completion and Time-to-Degree Attainment, Amber N. Sherman Valentine
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of a Principal's Sex on the Climate of Alternative Schools, Jessica Wenton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Perceived Impact of the Curriculum Administrator in Facilitating a Vision of Learning in Small, Rural Pennsylvania School Districts, Mary A. Wolf
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Leadership in Athletic Coaches, Randy D. Cathcart
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Toward Technology Education: Effects of the I³ Project, Sandra E. Cavanaugh
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Analysis of Training Effects on School Personnel's Knowledge, Attitudes, Comfort, and Confidence Levels Toward Educating Students about HIV/AIDS in Pennsylvania, Sharon Deutschlander
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study of Relationships Between Ethical Decision Making, Leadership Styles, and Demographics in Pennsylvania Superintendents, Walter L. Fitch
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Utilization of NCLEX Predictor Assessments and the Effect on NCLEX Success Rates in Nursing Programs Within the State of Pennsylvania, Victoria Marie Hedderick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Organizational Change: A Case Study of a High School's Changed Educational Practice in Response to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Rae Lin Howard
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Brain-Based Learning: Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of College of Education Faculty in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Shelly R. Klinek
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study of the Relationship Between School Climate and Adequate Yearly Progress, Luke J. Lansberry
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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High Stakes, High Scores and Student Achievement: A Middle School Case Study, Eugene McGorry
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Literacy and Autism: Case Studies of Two Kindergarten Children, Their Teachers and Their Parents, Dana M. Monroe
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Evaluation Study of First-Year College Students' Persistence: Effectiveness of Peer Leaders Within a First-Year Seminar, Jessamine M. Montero
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Observational Study of Social Skills Learning Within Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade, Laureen E. Nelson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study: The Influence of the Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative on the Change of Teachers' Instructional Practices and Student Achievement, Thomas B. Otto
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Survey of Driver Education Teachers: Opinions and Practices of Driver Training Programs in Pennsylvania, Louis J. Pesci
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Exploratory Study of Professional Practices among School Psychologists in Response to the Revised Chapter 14 Regulations Governing Student Evaluation Timeframes, David M. Priel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining Instructional Design in Block and Traditional Scheduling: A Case Study, Lawrence Pryzblick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Mathematical Discourse of Undergraduate Mathematics Majors: The Relation to Learning Proof and Establishing a Learning Community, Katherine S. Remillard
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Middle Schools and Traditional Junior High Schools: A Comparison of Academic Achievement, James P. Smith Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Conversations About Reading: An Evaluation of the Metacognitive Processes Middle School Students Utilize While Reading, Lisa Ann Tong
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Pennsylvania Achievement Gap Effort (PAGE1): A Multi-Year Quantitative Study of Student Achievement, George Brian Toth
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Data-Driven Instruction and Literacy Coaching on Kindergartners' Literacy Development, Karen K. Tyler
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Phenomenological Study of Former Alternative High School Students' Perceptions About Their Experiences, Amy F. Wodnicki
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Intersection of Discipline and Roles: Dr. Pauline Mack's Story as an Instrumental Case Study with Implications for Leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Winnifred Gail Younkin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Emerging Health Trends and Behavior Risk Factors for Chronic Disease Risk in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania: Implications for Health Education, Kristine Marie Zaragoza Anderson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Role of the Elementary Principal in Promoting Parent Involvement: Evidence from Rural, Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania, Alfonso Angelucci
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study of the Response to Accountability and Standardized Testing in a State University System: Predictive Models, Gatekeeping Strategies, and Intervention in Teacher Education, Mary Lynn Barton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Academic Environment of One Junior High School In Northeastern Pennsylvania as Perceived by the Administration and the English, Mathematics, and Music Faculty: An Ethnography, Elizabeth Buzzelli-Clarke
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Towards a Grammar of Leadership, Daniel H. Clark
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Effective Graduation Proficiency Assessment: Parents' Perception of High-Stakes vs. Multiple Assessment as a Predictor of Future Success, David A. Crumrine
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Casting for Leadership Talent: The Voices of Six Successful Women in the Banking Industry, Diane D. Galbraith
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Advisors' Perceptions of Barriers to a Smooth Transition from a Community College to a Four-year University, Edith M. Geleski
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Virtue Under Fire: Leadership Attributes Required in 21st Century Combat, Robert D. Gibson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Preparing Future Leaders: Principals' Perceptions of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards and Knowledge Indicators, Mark A. Gross
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Counseling Homosexual Students in the Secondary School Setting: Perceptions of Guidance Counselors, Nancy J. Hines
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Faculty Perceptions of Information Literacy and Its Integration into the Curriculum, Monty L. McAdoo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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School Related Factors and Experiences that Influence High School Graduation Rate, Patricia T. Mulroy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation of Faculty Knowledge and Perceptions Toward College Students with Reading and Writing Difficulties, Robin L. Quick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Observational Study Of Pre-Service Teachers' Classroom Management Strategies, Rebecca D. Rockey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Gospel Choir Participation Experience and the Persistence of African American Students at a Predominately White University, Kahan Sablo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Meeting the Challenge of No Child Left Behind: Implementation of a Statewide Collaborative Intervention Plan in Two Urban Schools, Lillie Sipp
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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University / K-12 Partnerships: How One University Impacted High School Career Decision-making Programs, Rodney R. Troutman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Effect of Parent Involvement on Math and Reading Achievement of Young Children: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Nurun N. Begum
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Effects of the Utilization of a Reading Coach for Professional Development on Pennsylvania Elementary Students' Reading Achievement, Marilyn L. Freeman Carter
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Writing to Learn Mathematics: A Mixed Method Study, Edel Mary Reilly
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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University Faculty Expressions of Computer Self-Efficacy and Personal Attitudes Regarding the Viability of Distance Learning, Larry S. Tinnerman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Understanding the Paradigm Shift: A Descriptive Case Study of the Impact of Changes in Information Literacy Instruction Methods on Librarians, Faculty, and Students at a Private, Comprehensive Institution, Patricia B. Serotkin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Size Effect of School District on Fiscal Management, Administrative Leadership, and Student Achievement: A Comprehensive Analysis of School Districts in Rural Pennsylvania Using PSSA and CCD Data, Yi Gong
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Qualitative Study of Teachers Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Their Expertise in Promoting Early Literacy, DeAnna Laverick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study of the Relationship of Teachers' Self-Efficacy and the Impact of Leadership and Professional Development, Karen Heidi L. Lewandowski
Department: Professional Studies in Education