This collection contains Honors in the Major theses completed in Education and Human Performance.

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Theses from 2017

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Evaluating the Quality of Physical Education Programs Provided by State Department of Education Websites and the Relationships Between Adolescent Obesity and Sedentary Prevalence, Payton C. McWilliams

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Metacognitive Coaching as a Means to Enhance College and Career Success for Students With Executive Function Disorders, Christine Parsons

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Introspections of an African American Preservice Teacher's Growth: An Autoethnography, Latasha S. Rawles

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Third Grade Science Teachers' Perspectives on Implementing Sentence Frames and Word Banks During Science Lectures to Increase the Writing Levels of English Language Learners, Mary-Margaret M. Shimada

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The Integration of Music in an ELA Classroom: Creating Pedagogical Parodies for Elementary Education, Doranna Smith

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An Examination of Relational Bullying in Award Winning Newbery Books, 1996-2016, Kaysey N. Wann

Theses from 2016

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The Effects of Resistance Training Frequency On Muscle Hypertrophy And Strength In Healthy Trained Individuals: Literature Review, Alexander C. Boivin

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A Grounded Theory Study of the Impact of Florida School Report Cards on High School English Language Arts Teachers' Self-Efficacy and Perceptions of Student Writing, Casey S. Briand

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A Systemic Literature Review Exploring the Effects of Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation and Motivation on Geriatric Patients, Melissa A. Buckman

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An Examination of the Extent to Which Word Work with Elementary Students Transfers to Authentic Reading and Writing Practices, Rebecca A. Chappell

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Examining the Perceptive Roles of a School Psychologist in Collaboration with Early Educators, Monique Cohn

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Representations and Impacts of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Ideals in Children's Literature for Young Children, David B. Foresman

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Exploring Preservice Teacher Attitudes toward Black Students, Audra L. Greuel

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The Difference in Ventilatory Threshold Among Adolescent Males Based on Maturity Status, Dyane Loney

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A Survey of Preservice Teachers' Attitudes on Integrating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Education Classrooms, Kelsey K. McNamee

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A Qualitative Assessment of Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of the At-Risk Student, Andrea M. Quintero

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Exploring Attachment Behaviors in Urban Mothers and Their Infants, Brooke G. Rusoff

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Attrition Rate in U.S. Women's Artistic Gymnastics by Level, Kayleigh A. Swift

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Implementing Growth Mindset Principles for Girls in STEM Elementary Classrooms Through the Creation of a Children's Book, Jessica Van Westering

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An Exploration of Teacher Candidate Perceptions Concerning Their Political Role in Social Studies Education, Brian Zagrocki

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Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of the Influence and Value of an Embedded, School-Based Field Experience, Beverly V. Zambrano

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effectiveness of Cardiac Rehabilitation: Secondary Prevention Increases Functional Capacity in Myocardial Infarction Patients, Kristin Badillo

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The Nature and Importance of Art Criticism and Its Educational Applications for k-12 Teachers, Tia Blackmon

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Empowerment Unit Plan for Haitian Restavek Children, Ashley Craig

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What is the Effect of Standardized Testing on Teacher Practice?, Courtney Granato

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Total Body Water and its Relationship to Functional Performance in Individuals with Diagnosed Osteoarthritis, Sara Hanson

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Biomarkers in Athletes: A Meta-Analysis In Female Soccer and Field Hockey Players, Sophie Howard

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An Examination of Relative Age Effects Among Junior Elite Wrestlers, Jayla Kelly

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Sports Massage Research Protocols and Industry Standards, Amber Kest

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An Examination of the Factors That Impact Elementary School Principal's Perceptions of Their Leadership Role, Kathryn M. Kish

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Examining the Current Perceptions of K-3 Elementary School Teachers, and their Students, in Regard to Handwriting Instruction in the Modern Day Classroom, Kimberly Kolb

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An Exploration of Text and Illustrations for Implicit and Explicit Gender Bias and Stereotypes in Caldecott Award and Honor Books From 2001-2014, Jessica Kunkel

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The Role of Child Life Specialists in Meeting the Needs of Children with Chronically Ill Siblings, Jenna Mathis

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Psychological Factors That Impact the Drop-Out Rate in Adolescent Sports, Nicole S. McClone

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Exploring the Differences Between Pre-Service Teachers' Analyses of Various Informal Reading Inventory Results in the Elementary Grades, Tara A. Miller

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The Impact of Meditation and Mindfulness in the Elementary Classroom: A Review of Research Literature Across Five Disciplines, Kayli Routhier-Martin

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An Exploration of the Implementation of Music Integration in the Middle School Social Studies Classrooms, Nicole Skeen

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My Black is Beautiful: A Study of How Hair is Portrayed in Children's and Young Adult Literature, Quacy-Ann Webley

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Exploring the Perceptions and Motivations of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers Towards Aesthetic Reading in an Undergraduate Course in Literature for Children, Anne Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Bringing John Green to Schools: Incorporating Young Adult Literature in a Secondary English Language Arts Classroom, Emily Adams

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The Representation of Poverty in Great Depression American Literature, Cavel Austin

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Why Evidence Matters: Examining the Knowledge and Perception of Pre-Service Teachers, Stefanie Campbell

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A Comparison of Teacher Perceptions of Middle School Mathematics Textbooks in the United States and the United Kingdom, Porscha Clonts

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Text Complexity and Close Reading: Teachers' Perceptions of the Language Arts Florida Standards and Curriculum Implementation, Clare Diaz-Davila

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A Comparison of Anthropometric and Maximal Strength Measures in Rugby Union Players, Thomas Gamazo

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Synthesizing the Music Integration Research to Explore Five Common Themes in Intermediate Elementary Classrooms, Alexandria Harkins

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Secondary English Teachers' Perceptions and Expectations of High School Athletes, Sarah Jarem

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A Survey of Preservice Teachers in Regards to Their Attitudes and Perceptions of Science Fiction Literature and its Use in the Classroom, Amy Kosky

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Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Promoting Teacher Autonomy Through the Use of Lesson Study, Rachel Leon

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An Exploration of Gender Impacts Through the Portrayal of Teachers in Best Selling Picturebooks, 2008-2012, Alicia Martinez

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What is the Efficacy of Peer Presentation for English Languag Learners?, Courtney Roy

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Elementary Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Thematic Unit Instruction Versus Single-Subject Instruction, Shana Shea

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Exploring the Impact of Bibliotherapy and Family Literacy Bags on Elementary Students Experiencing Divorce, Simone Smith

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The Changes that Preservice Teachers Have Seen in the Attitudes of Teachers About Social Studies in Elementary Schools, Katherine Syracuse

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Multi-Tiered System of Supports in Florida: Exploring the Knowledge of Parents Within the MTSS Process, Stephanie Troisi

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An Art Teacher's Guide to a Cognitive Teaching Process: Prompting Student's Creative Thought, Kristen Warskow

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Exploring Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching Social Studies Through Historical Fiction Using Google Lit Trips, Kristin Bider

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Using Picturebooks to Enhance Third Grade Science Instruction and Meet the English Language Arts Core State Standards, Onaiza Chippa

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The Quality of Attachment in Premature Infants: An Analysis of Mother-Infant Relationships, Christy Clarke

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How to help a teacher's guide to helping grieving elementary students in the classroom, Caitlin Corrigan

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Making the Decision: Factors that Affect the Information Available to Parents with Young Children about Charter Schools in Central Florida, Brian Himschoot

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A microethnography on the role of play in an after school program, Amanda Kolacia

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Techniques for Improving Student Engagement and Comprehension through the Pairing of Young Adult Literature with Classic Literature in Advanced Placement or Honors Twelfth Grade Classrooms, Julie Kopp

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Effective strategies and resources for integrating quality children's literature in intermediate social studies instruction, Priscilla Locke

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The Realm of Self-Regulated Learning (SRL): An Examination of SRL in an Elementary Classroom Setting and its Relevancy to Trends in our Current Curricula, Duaa Lutfi

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Exploring the school counselor's role in response to intervention (rti) efforts for struggling readers in elementary grades, Rachel Merz

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Problem-based learning: meeting the common core state standards for grade 9/10 english language arts, Michelle Millard

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Boy Student/Girl Student: Exploring Early Childhood Teacher Perceptions of Gender and Their Influence on Children's Learning, Elizabeth Oliver

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Central auditory processing disorder: a literature review on inter-disciplinary management, intervention, and implications for educators, Lauren Patrusky

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Integrating Student-Centered Learning to Promote Critical Thinking in High School Social Studies Classrooms, Elaine Sayre

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Arts integration: learning "through" and "with" the arts, a curricular process and as a collaborative engagement, Sonja Shank

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Improving elementary student writing through mentor texts and minilessons related to the 6+1 traits of writing as aligned with the common core state standards, Leigh Weiler

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Effective methods of parent-teacher communication for teachers of english language learners, Luzeana Alfonzo-Reyes

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The importance of self-esteem in learning and behavior in children with exceptionalities and the role magic tricks may play in improving self-esteem and in motivating learning, Shannon Bauman

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An examination of technology and its influence on reading in struggling students and an autoethnography of a preservice teacher, Megan Campanile

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Adolescent mothers in an intervention study a qualitative analysis of variables relating to their teaching interactions with their infants, Janisse Guzman

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Perceptions of preservice teacher candidates towards gifted education training and obtaining the gifted education endorsement certificate in florida, Zachary Laschober

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An examination of academic dishonesty in secondary online english education, Marissa Middleton

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Not really bollywood a history of popular hindi films, songs, and dance with pedagogical applications for understanding indian history and culture, Sanjana Nayee

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Increasing oral language fluency and syntactic structure through a balanced reading approach a case study of a five-year old beginning reader of the edge of the autism spectrum, Kelly Palmer

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Examining the power of using primary sources in middle school social studies, Emily Richardson

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One teacher's journey through creating culturally-sensitive instructional material for village and orphaned students in sierra leone, Jesica Shearhod

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Understanding and achieving brain-based instruction in the elementary classroom a qualitative study of strategies used by teachers, Amy Siercks

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A contact analysis of Caldecott medal and honor books from 2001-2011 examining gender issues and equity in 21st century children's picture books, Nicole Yello

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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An examination of supplemental educational services expectations and realities in a large public school district, Kristin Blair

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Preparing elementary teachers to teach students with disabilities a comparison of program structures & elements across teacher preparation institutions, Jessica Close

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A comparative review of the works of Feldman, Sternberg, Gardner and Eisner and the resulting practical application for the secondary art classroom, Heather Denmark

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Exploring the relationship between music participation on math scores and high school retention, Marin Halperin

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An ethnographic case study in a British primary (elementary) school classroom of academic self-efficacy, Kelly Iliff

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Incorporating graphic novels into social studies based instruction an effective means of determining quality graphic novels, Lindsey Johannessen

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An exploration of materials for music integration in elementary science education, Nicole Jennet Mills

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Including everyone a handbook for LGBT inclusion in the elementary classroom, Shanine Mollentze

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Examining the moral development of young children and their naturalistic displays of empathy through service-learning experiences in preschool, Elizabeth Paris

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Art teacher preparation does the path to certification in Florida matter?, Deanna Jean Price

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UCF Upward Bound Program promoting first generation in college, low income and multicultural students stem college success, Christina Restrepo

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Using young adult literature to teach the classics a study on pairing young adult novels with the classic works in secondary English classrooms, Deanna Lynn Velazquez

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Examining The magic tree house series for historical accuracy and educational implications, Nina Washington

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

An analysis of the graphic novel adaptation of the Iliad by Homer for use in the secondary classroom, Christopher Baltazar

Acquisition and transference of physics-based conceptual knowledge : an analysis of fourth-grade student's ability, Ashton Dacus

Using Meyer's Twilight in the secondary classroom, Tierney Miller