Seattle Pacific University’s School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and offers an Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Education as well as a Ph.D. in Counselor Education.

This series contains successfully defended doctoral dissertations.

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Dissertations from 2018

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Smarter Balanced Math Assessment: An Examination of Its Construct Validity for Students with Known Reading and/or Writing Disabilities, Dana A. Bailey

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THE RELATIONSHIP OF SELF-REGULATED LEARNING AND ACADEMIC RISK FACTORS TO ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLINE MATHEMATICS COURSES, Jim E. Dunnigan Dr.

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Design, Implementation and Perceptions of a Preservice Mentor Development Program, Jill R. Heiney-Smith

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Concept Maps and Feedback in Statistics Learning: Exploring the Effect of Expert Map Feedback and Peer Feedback on Concept Map Structure, Theresa A. Hickey

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Examining the Complex Morphology Within the Kindergarten and First Grade Exemplar Texts from the English and Language Arts Common Core State Standards in Light of What is Currently Known About the Importance of Morphology for Literacy Instruction, David L. Ray

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A Case Study Analysis of Elementary Teachers' Attitudes about Student Discipline and the Implementation of Restorative Justice, Kaitlyn M. Spore

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Metacognition as a Mental Health Support Strategy for Elementary Students with Anxiety, Kathi Weight

Dissertations from 2017

The Relationship between Principals’ Self-Efficacy and the Organizational Citizenship Behavior of Teachers, Abdulaziz Alshaikh

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Cognitive Style and Conflict on Superintendent-School Board Teams, Douglas J. Asbjornsen

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Morphological Awareness and Advanced EFL Learners’ Listening Comprehension, Xu Bian

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An Assessment of Integrating Authentic Research in Undergraduate Science Curricula, Daihong Chen

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The Effects of Morpheme and Prosody Instruction on Middle School Spelling, Margaret Anne Dornay

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Dynamic School Psychology: Perceptions Between School Psychologists, Teachers, and Administrators on School Psychology and Paradigm Shift Theory, Homero Flores

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Experiences of Teachers and Staff Sustaining PBIS Practices at a Rural Elementary School in the Pacific Northwest, Omar Flores

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Sustainable Change in Public School Districts, Angela Cheri Franklin

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Predictors of Identified and Introjected Religiosity in Upper Elementary Age Children, Heather Ingersoll

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THE EFFECT OF A COLLEGE-GOING INTERVENTION ON THE COLLEGE-GOING SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, Kaley D. Mitchell

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Education and Experience in Nursing Professional Values Development, Heidi A. Monroe

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International School Director Turnover as Influenced by School Board/Director Relationship, Zakariya Palsha D+Z30:AE30

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Measuring Cultural Competency in Educators: The Educators Scale of Student Diversity, Ronak A. Patel

Dissertations from 2016

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A Meta-Analysis of Middle School Science Engagement, Leanna B. Aker

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Reflective Assessment, Feedback and Academic Achievement in High School Mathematics, Nalline S. Baliram

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Superintendent and School Board Attitude and Beliefs Alignment and its Relationship to Student Achievement, Justin John Blasko

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Spirituality and Happiness of English-Speaking South African School Children: A Psychometric Analysis of Spirituality and Well-Being Instruments, David Hartman

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School Boards and Student Achievement: The Relationship between Previously Identified School Board Characteristics and Improved Student Learning, Jonathon P. Holmen

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The Relationship Between Student Performance on a Reading Progress Monitoring Measure and the Washington State Standardized Test, Miriam Mickelson

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Principal Self-Efficacy and the Teacher Principal Evaluation Project, John A. Polm Jr

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The Relationship between Components of Effective Organizations and Teachers' Instructional Practice, Miriam E. Tencate

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Washington State School District Superintendent Use of Social Media for Public Relations and Communication, Jonathan R. Tienhaara

Dissertations from 2015

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High Quality Visual Arts Education K-8, The Student, The Principal, and The Teacher, Patricia A. Hayes

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A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Problem- and Project-based Learning on Academic Achievement in Grades 6-12 Populations, Kimberly J. Jensen

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Epistemological and Pedagogical Beliefs of Pre-service and In-service Teachers in a Tanzanian Context, Michael B. Msendekwa

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The Effects of Metacognitive Writing on Student Achievement in Advanced Placement Calculus, Lindsay M. O'Neal

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Organizational Monitoring Systems and Student Academic Achievement, Adam Swinyard

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Effects of Creative Dramatics on Vocabulary Achievement of Fourth Grade Students in a Language Arts Classroom: An Empirical Study, AnnRené Joseph

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Effects of Reflective Thinking on Middle School Students’ Academic Achievement and Perceptions of Related Instructional Practices: A Mixed Methods Study, David Denton

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The Effects of Reflective Assessment on Student Achievement, John B. Bond

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Children At Promise: An Investigation of the Perceived Presence of Supportive Relationships in the Life of a Child and that Child's Ability to Perceive the Benefits of Adversity, Timothy S. Stuart

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Relationships Between the Degree of Restructuring in Western Washington Elementary Schools and the Results on Criterion Referenced 4th Grade Assessments for Reading, Mathematics, Writing, and Listening, Gary C. Newbill