Culminating projects, primarily theses and dissertations, completed to fulfill the requirements of the Educational Administration and Leadership program address one or more of the issues confronting PK-12 schools and school districts. Education Administration and Leadership is a program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education.

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Culminating Projects from 2017

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The Value of Standards Based Teacher Evaluation: Perceptions of Tenured Elementary Teachers in a Metropolitan School District, Bryan Bass
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MCF-Togo - Thistledew Camp. A historical analysis examining a specialized juvenile residential correctional program., Anne Chelin-Anderson
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Defining, Practicing, and Assessing Innovation by Minnesota’s Local Government, Reginald M. Edwards
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Perceived School-Associated Factors Contributing to Teacher Attrition in Southwest Minnesota, Christopher Fenske
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An Examination of Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding the Implementation of Professional Learning Communities in Central Minnesota Public Elementary Schools, Patricia Held
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Perceived Effects of Peer Observation on Collaboration between Teachers at a Minnesota High School, Jacob O. Klingelhutz
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Priorities vs. Reality: A Task Analysis of Secondary School Principals in the State of Minnesota, David O. Lund
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Special Education Teacher Perceptions of Effectiveness and Knowledge in Literacy Instruction: Implications of Literacy Coaching, Sarah J. Papineau
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The Use of Principal Professional Learning Communities by Secondary Principals in Minnesota, Nicole K. Rittenour
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Bullying in the Workplace: Are principals, assistant principals and licensed administrators confident identifying and addressing adult bullying?, Emily Rustman
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Leadership for Educational Equity: Seek Understanding beyond the Words and Beneath the Practices, Cindy N. Shevlin-Woodcock
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An Analysis of the Relationship between Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment Results and Teaching Quality at the End of the First Year of Teaching, Joel J. Traver
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Culminating Projects from 2016

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Impact of Media Culture on Influence, Tenure, and Professional Aspirations of the School Superintendent, Judy Beaton
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An Evaluation of Novice Teachers’ Perceptions Regarding Teacher Induction and Teacher Leadership, Beth J. Bergren-Mann
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The Impact of Mentorship on Women Superintendents in Minnesota, Amy Denneson
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Factors Influencing Rural Female Pupils Drop Out from Primary Schools, in Nkhata-Bay South District, Malawi, Grace C. Gondwe
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The Influence of Society's Perceptions and Stereotypes on African American Women Administrators' Leadership Practices, Kim Hiel
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An Evaluation of Implementation and Effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in Minnesota Public Schools, James R. Johnson
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Stress and Coping Strategies Among Minnesota Secondary School Principals, Trish M. Perry
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The Merge of Social Network Sites and Professional Development: A Case Study of Twitter Usage Among Minnesota K-12 Principals, Nathan D. Rudolph
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Teachers' Perceptions of Barriers, Strategies, and Professional Development in Addressing Reading Deficiencies Displayed by Struggling Pre-Kindergarten-Second Grade Readers, Melissa J. Tellinghuisen
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Culminating Projects from 2015

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Teachers’ and Administrator’s Perceptions and Concerns of Reciprocal Peer Review Program, Gracious Anderson Msuya
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The Impact of Parent Involvement Practices in Special Education Programs, Bilal A. Dameh
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Parental Involvement in Minnesota Online Schools, William S. DeWitt
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Minnesota Public School Consolidation: Factors Most Influential When Voting in Favor of Consolidation, Lowell A. Haagenson
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A Study of the Principals’ Perceptions of the Impact of the Decentralization Reform in Albania, Eralda Jesku
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A Case Study of Principals' Perceptions in Supporting Teacher Leaders, Melissa K. Johnson
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The Relationship between Middle School Design Implementation and an Open Organizational Climate, James Russell Lehman
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Experiences of Girls Participating in STEM Educational Programs in Burkina Faso, Marie Angele Hermine Nintiema
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A Case Study of Co-Teaching Practices in Minnesota, Jennifer A. Stumpf
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Culminating Projects from 2014

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Factors of Sustainability for S.T.E.M. Themed Magnet Schools, Penelope S. Olson Howard
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An Examination of Student Teacher Reflection, Eric M. Williams
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