While not official theses, the following papers, produced by students in the Occupational and Technical Studies graduate program since 1974, are in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. The program is offered by the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Professional Studies of the Darden College of Education. It is currently directed by Dr. Mickey Kosloski.

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Master's Projects from 1994

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A Study to Determine Issues and Concerns of Implementing the Tech Prep Concept into Marketing Education Programs in Tidewater, Virginia High Schools, Colleen E. Smith

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A Study to Determine African-American PhDs' perspective on Factors Affecting Academic Achievement: Selected Case Studies, Faye Brock Wade

Master's Projects from 1993

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A Study to Determine the Effect of Membership on a Varsity Athletic Team on the Discipline of High School Males, Lorraine Lia Batchelor

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The Development of Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis for Training Programs in the United States, George Y. Bryson

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A Study to Determine if GED Classes Helped Students to Gain Employment and Build Self-Esteem, Diane J. Calhoun

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A Study to Determine the Impact of Instructional Technology on Hampton Roads Area Teachers in the Development of Classroom Instruction, George M. Everett Jr.

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A Study to Determine what Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Chesapeake Marketing Education Students Should Possess in order to Fulfill the Needs of Retailers in Chesapeake, Virginia, Stephanie L. Freeman

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A Study to Determine the Training Methods Being Utilized in Southeastern Virginia Organizations, J. Carol Gardner

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A Study to Determine if At Risk Adults are Adequately Trained to Perform Well and Secure a Job After Utilizing the Norfolk Skills Center Horticulture Program, Ronald A. Grainger

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A Study to Determine if Telecommunications Can Be Used as a Medium to Teach Basic Literacy Skills to Illiterate Adults in Virginia, Joan Hairston Jones

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A Needs Assessment Study of Technology Education Teachers in Virginia, James L. Kennedy

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A Study of the Factors Which Determine the Persistence Rate of Adult Basic Education Students, Vickie L. Kimmons

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A Study to Determine the Correlation Between the Level of Cultural Literacy and the Rate of Progress an Illiterate Person Experiences During the First Year of Learning to Read, Elizabeth M. Lohman

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Scans-Identified Employment Skills and Hampton Roads Employers, Glennon J. Lovett

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A Study of Educational Resources Available to Older Adults in Norfolk, Virginia, Dolores E. McFarland

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A Study to Determine the Correlation Between School Attendance and the Passing Rate on the Virginia Literacy Passport Test at Rosemont Middle School 1990-1992, Victoria R. Porter

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A Study of Student Employment and its Effect on Student Achievement, Roberta A. Rakestraw

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Manipulative Mathematics on Student Learning Outcomes as Compared to Textbook Practices, Cheryl F. Robinson

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A Study to Determine the Correlation Between the Virginia Common Core of Learning and the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills Reports to the Marketing Education Curriculum, Lalita Brinkley Samrai

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A Study to Determine the Training Methods Used with Full-time and Seasonal Employees in Retail Businesses in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Steven D. Schools

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A Study of American Colonial Myths, Susan A. Vasoti

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A Study to Determine the Inservice Training Needs of Red Cross Emergency Services After Hours Duty Workers, Sharon Wingate

Master's Projects from 1992

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A Study to Determine Why Students Enroll in ABE and GED Preparation Classes at Madison Career Center, Norfolk, Virginia, Kimberly A. Brown

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A Study to Determine What Effects the Upcoming Elimination of the Wood Technology Course is Having on Instructors and Their Programs, Pennie L. Brown

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The Marketing Process Based on Needs Assessment for a Non-profit Adult Arts Program, Deborah Dickerson

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A Study to Determine the Need for a Health Care Services Guidebook for Female Military Dependents and Retired Military in the Naval Hospital, Beaufort South Carolina Area, Debra G. Flowe

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A Study to Determine How Many Marketing Education-Training Specialist Graduates Work in a Training Profession, Joseph Lee Logan III

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A Study to Determine the Effects of Changes in Routine on Aerobic Participants, Andrea G. Oberg

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A Study to Determine Criteria Essential to Technology Education at the Secondary Education Level, Jason Edward Perry

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A Study to Determine the Necessary Content for an Educational Unit for Career Path Research, Sally K. Shield

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A Study to Determine the Learning Preference of Blood Bank Technologist and Technicians, Tracey Theresa Skeete

Master's Projects from 1991

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Present Methods of Extinguishing Disruptive Classroom Behavior at an Alternative High School, Jon J. Cookson

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Block Scheduling versus Traditional Scheduling and its Effects on Student SAT Scores, Amanda Crites

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A Study to Determine the Supply and Demand of Marketing Education Teachers Within the Next Five School Years in the Tidewater, Virginia Area, Christin Leigh Gilbert

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A Study to Determine the Development of Organizational Commitment in Restaurant Training Practices, Stephanie Kamp-Carcano

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The Ability of the Special Needs Child in Comparison to the Average Child in a Beginning Computerized Keyboarding Class, Deborah K. Marshall

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A Study to Determine the Attitudes of Students Involved in a Junior Achievement Project Business Program, Jennifer K. McEwen

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A Study Comparing Basic Skills of Computer Assisted Drafting Students to Traditional Drafting Students, Mark D. Pavlak

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A Study to Determine the Feasibility of a Joint Military Family Assistance Program in the Hampton Roads Area, Janice G. Poole

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Self-paced Learning Activity Packaged Compared with Various Teacher Directed Instructional Classroom Techniques on Fundamentals of Marketing Students at Lakeland High School, Edward L. Sawyer

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A Survey of the Student Attitudes Toward Woodworking Technology at F. E. Kellam High School, Michael R. Vanture

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The Implementation of "LAB 2000" and "Synergistic Systems" in Middle School Laboratories in Virginia, Patricia M. Ways

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A Study to Determine International Technology Education Association Teacher of the Year Recipient Attitudes Toward Program Change in Technology Education, Kevin Wayne Wong

Master's Projects from 1990

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A Comparison of Students Attitudes Toward Fashion Merchandising Careers, Stephanie Michele Brown

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A Study to Determine the Perceptions of Marketing Education Students at Old Dominion University Toward Respective Programs and Curriculums Offered, Michele Gregoire

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A Study to Determine Recruitment Strategies Used by Virginia Beach High School Marketing Education Teachers in the Spring of 1990, Stacie R. Hayden

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A Study to Determine the Number of Fashion Merchandising Employment Opportunities, by Type, Available in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monique N. Jones

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A Study of the Uses of Expert Systems in the Training Environment, Edward Patrick Kappes

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A Study to Determine the Recommendation of a Semester Course for the Marketing Education Program in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Ruth P. Karangelen

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Academic Improvement of Education for Employment Students at Churchland Junior High School after their First year of Enrollment, Alvin L. Mayo

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A Study to Determine the Influences Guidance Counselors Have on Students Enrolling in Marketing Education at Frank W. Cox High School, Jennifer P. Nopper

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A Study to Determine the Effects of Lengthy Space Exposure on Tomato Seeds and Plants, Daniel Robert Smith

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A Study of Creative and Critical Thinking Abilities of Traditional as Compared to New Problem Solving Programs in Technology Education, Edward L. Welliver

Master's Projects from 1989

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Effects of Positive Praise on the Classroom Behavior of Middle School Technology Education Students, Samuel E. Benson Jr.

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A Study to Determine the Reading Ability of Electronics Technology Students, Franklin Wayne Pond

Master's Projects from 1988

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Employer's Attitudes Toward the Work Traits of Special Needs Students from Manor High School, Portsmouth, Virginia, Jane T. Hargraves

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of a Traditional Teacher Directed Lecture-Demonstration Method Compared with a Computer Driven Tutorial Program for Students Enrolled in Woodworking Technology, Clifton Harrison

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A Study of the Education for Employment Program and the Effect it had on the Absentee Rate at Virginia Beach Junior High School Comparing 1986-1987 and 1987-1988 School Years, Roxanne L. Herrington

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How Teachers Modify their Instruction for Education for Employment Students Integrated into Regular Academic Programs at Smithfield High School, Laura A. Perkinson

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A Study to Determine the Attitudes of Parents Toward Clarke Vocational Center Portsmouth, Virginia, Anita L. Riddick

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness Audio-Visuals Have on Teaching Computer Aided Drafting, Clyde D. Wiggins

Master's Projects from 1987

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A comparison of the way teachers perceive educational computer software written for junior high school students with the way students actually feel about the software through the use of a modified northwest regional educational laboratory evaluating tool, Louis O. Beatty

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Reasons Students Enrolled in Adult Education ABE and GED Preparation Classes, M. Elaine Chase

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A Study of the Education for Employment Program Henrico County, Virginia as it Relates to the County Dropout Rate, 1979-1986, Cliff Fink

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A Study to Determine Desired Life/Work Skills Not Acquired by Adults during Formal School Training, N. Gail McClure

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A Study of Industrial Arts Teacher Job Satisfaction, Joseph E. O'Keefe

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A Study of Computer Anxiety among Business College Accounting Students, Barbara Scott

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Efficiency versus Effectiveness: The Teacher Versus the Computer in Classroom Education, Juanita V. Smith

Master's Projects from 1986

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An Assessment of Current Procedures and Practices for Placement of Handicapped Students in Vocational Programs in Chesapeake, Virginia, Linda Denise Britt

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Attitudes Toward Mainstreaming Handicapped Children, Evelena Carter

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A Study to Determine Apparel and Accessories Retailer's Views on Desirable Qualities and Skills for Entry-Level Employees, Susan May

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A Study of the Word Processing Field in the Tidewater Area, Patricia G. Powell

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Attitudes of Special Education Students towards Vocational Education Classes at Western Branch High School, Chesapeake, Virginia, Cynthia R. B. Sessoms

Master's Projects from 1985

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An Evaluation of the Competency-Based Industrial Arts Workshops Sponsored by Old Dominion University Conducted under Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 Public Law 94-482 from the Virginia Department of Education, Cuthrell Brockington

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The Introduction and Teaching of Drafting Through CAI to Students with Potential Vocational Talent, R. Chengiah

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Resources/Services Available to the Handicapped of Southside Tidewater Virginia, Joann S. Ervin

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A Study to Determine the Number of Graphic Communications Employment Opportunities, By Type, Available in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Evan G. Jackson

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A Study to Identify Graduated Advanced Marketing Students from Kempsville High School Who Have Pursued a Career in Entrepreneurship, Vernon W. King Jr.

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of the Gregg Series Seven Method of Teaching Typewriting I, Sharon S. Oast

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A Study to Identify the Communication Technology Competencies Needed by Secondary Level Industrial Arts Students for a Successful Life in Today's Technological Society, Dallas Evans O'Neal Jr.

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A Follow-up of Distributive Education Graduates at Old Dominion University 1969-1984, Debra Carroll Rollins

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A Study to Determine if Economically Disadvantaged Adults Improved Their Reading and Math Scores after Utilizing Plato, Robert Allan Teravainen

Master's Projects from 1984

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An Analysis of Attitudes Toward Morals in Education, Richard W. Aadahl

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An Analysis of the Reasons and Influences Causing Students to Enroll in Industrial Arts Education Programs at Virginia Universities, Robert Beauter

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A Study of Future Business Leaders of America and Future Homemakers of America/Home Economics Related Occupations Organizations in Essex County, Gloucester County, King and Queen County, Middlesex County and the Town of West Point, Phyllis B. Carver and Kathy N. Rodgers

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A Follow-up of Job-Entry Training Completors at Madison Secondary School 1978-84, Holly B. Evans

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Assessment Criteria for Special Education Students in Vocational Education, Joyce A. Francis

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Determining the Validity of the Auto Mechanics I Curriculum and Student Competencies at Virginia Peninsula Vo-Tech (South Campus), Bruce M. Godwin

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A Study of the Attitudes and Beliefs of Tidewater Area Businesses Regarding the Employment of the Trainable Mentally Retarded, Fred Hadley

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of the Vocational Resource Program in Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia, Maury Eugene Middleton

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A Survey of the Teachers' Attitudes Towards Special Needs in Industrial Arts at the Intermediate Level, Elliott Riddick

Master's Projects from 1983

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An Analysis of the Attitudes of Area Secondary Business Teachers and Guidance Counselors Toward the Secretarial Programs at Paul D. Camp Community College, Carolyn Wall Crowder

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Students' Attitudes Toward the Smithfield Vocational Department, Cynthia J. Feazell

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A Study to Validate the Relevancy of V-Tecs Catalogue of Tasks for Masonry in the Tidewater Area, Edison B. Granger Jr.

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A Study to Determine the Effects of the Implementation of the Targeted Jobs Tax Program on the Marketing and Distributive Education Programs of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Terry M. Jenkins

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A Marketing and Distribution Entrepreneurship Curriculum for Virginia, David L. Netherton

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A Survey of Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores Among Black Students Before Integration and 12 Years After in Gloucester County, James Newton

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A Study to Show the Correlation between Students' S.R.A. Math Scores and their Ability to Accurately Employ a Measuring Scale and Math Functions on Practical Problems, Louis Temple

Master's Projects from 1982

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Developing a Word Processing Curriculum for Northampton High School Using Validated Tasks Lists, Madge S. Christian

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A Survey of Business Education Graduates of Accomack County for 1980-1981, Alma M. Davis