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
Fall 2014 Classes

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 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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EDUC 334:
Internatnl Std Tchg-Childhd Ed

    Full-time student teaching for grades 1-3 or 4-6 in an affiliated school in another country. Designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop and refine skills and understandings of the t
    eaching-learning process with elementary school children. Students are assisted, observed, and evaluated by on-site faculty. Students become involved in periodic seminars focusing upon pedagogical content and methodology, assessment of student learning parent communication, reflections on similarities and differences in education in the host country and the United States, development of a professional portfolio, and topics related to road concerns of professionals in education. Admission requires permission of the Director of Field Experiences. Offered: by individual arrangement Prerequisites: CURR 317, ECED 353, and EDUC 354 for Early Childhood and Childhood Education; CURR 317, SPED 319, EDUC 326, and EDUC 354 for Childhood Education; SPED 382, SPED 383, SPED 385, and EDUC 354 for Childhood Education with Special Education; minimum GPA of 2.75. Offered by individual arrangement
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EDUC 360:
Internatl Std Tchg-Adol Educ

    Full-time student teaching for grades 7-9 or 10-12 in an affiliated school in another country. Designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop and refine skills and understandings of the
    teaching-learning process with middle or high school children. Students will reflect on similarities and differences in education in the host country and the United States. Students are assisted, observed, and evaluated by on-site faculty. Students participate in accompanying seminars on appropriate topics to enhance the experience. Admission requires permission of the Director of Field Experiences. Prerequisites: INTD 301, INTD 302 or Foreign Language 320. Corequisite: EDUC 303; minimum GPA of 2.75. Offered by individual arrangment
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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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