Office Hours:

  • T: 2:35-4:30
  • F: 10:30-11:30
 
 

Mary Jensen

Associate Professor

Ella Cline Shear School of Education

South Hall 221A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5397
jensen@geneseo.edu

Dr. Jensen has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1982.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • M.Ed., University of Illinois
  • B.A., Macalster College, MN

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Issues, Advocacy, and Leadership in Early Education (2nd ed.) (author and co-editor with Mary Anne Hannibal, 2000)
  • "Developing Pedagogical Knowledge through Teacher-Written Case Stories" in Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education (1999)
  • "Creating a Space Where Teachers Can Locate their Voices and Develop their Pedagogical Awareness" in Teaching and Teacher Education (with Erin Foster & Meghan Eddy [students], 1997
  • Visions of Entitlement: The Care and Education of America’s Children (author and co-editor with Stacie Goffin, 1993)
  • "History of Sponsorships and Interest Groups" in Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education (1992)

Affiliations

  • Series Editor, State University of New York Press, "Early Childhood Education: Inquiries and Insights"
  • Consulting Editor, Early Childhood Research Quarterly
  • Chairperson, School of Education Curriculum Review Committee for Early Childhood, Childhood and Special Education
  • Chairperson, Affiliates and Regional Representatives Committee, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
  • Former Director, Ella Cline Shear School of Education
  • Former President, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
Spring 2016 Classes

ECED 351:
Teaching of Young Children-Lec

    This course reviews children's development (from the prenatal period to age 5) in the context of family, culture, and education, and focuses on applying this knowledge to teaching young children. Emp
    hasis is on using knowledge of all developmental areas to observe over time a child in an early education setting. This information will be analyzed and interpreted in terms of developmental processes, the teacher's role and interaction strategies, and provision of developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Also explored will be past personal experiences with young children, the nature of teaching young children, and related career options involving young children. A case study of a young child is required. Prerequisites or Corequisites: INTD 203 and PSYC 215 or permission of instructor. Offered at least once per year
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ECED 351:
Teaching of Young Children-Act

    This course reviews children's development (from the prenatal period to age 5) in the context of family, culture, and education, and focuses on applying this knowledge to teaching young children. Emp
    hasis is on using knowledge of all developmental areas to observe over time a child in an early education setting. This information will be analyzed and interpreted in terms of developmental processes, the teacher's role and interaction strategies, and provision of developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Also explored will be past personal experiences with young children, the nature of teaching young children, and related career options involving young children. A case study of a young child is required. Prerequisites or Corequisites: INTD 203 and PSYC 215 or permission of instructor. Offered at least once per year
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ECED 353:
Curr Dev for YoungChildren-Lec

    This course is designed to further students' understanding of the organization and management of functional learning environments for young children and the use of curriculum development principles an
    d strategies to design developmentally appropriate and educationally sound learning experiences for young children. To develop these understandings, the course stimulates reflection and inquiry about the teacher's role in young children's learning and in curriculum development. Students will develop implementation strategies in a structured practicum in an early childhood setting. Prerequisites: ECED 351. Offered at least once per year
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ECED 353:
Curr Dev for YoungChildren-Act

    This course is designed to further students' understanding of the organization and management of functional learning environments for young children and the use of curriculum development principles an
    d strategies to design developmentally appropriate and educationally sound learning experiences for young children. To develop these understandings, the course stimulates reflection and inquiry about the teacher's role in young children's learning and in curriculum development. Students will develop implementation strategies in a structured practicum in an early childhood setting. Prerequisites: ECED 351. Offered at least once per year
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INTD 105:
WS:IllumChildhd-Portraits Film

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course
    in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations.
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