Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.





Donald Marozas


Ella Cline Shear School of Education

South Hall 219C
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Dr. Marozas has been a member of the Geneseo faculty from 1978-1980 and 1983-present.

Faculty Information


  • Ed. D Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ed.M Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.Ed Slippery Rock University
  • B.S.Ed State University of New York at Geneseo
  • A.A. Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Book: Differentiating language arts instruction for students with special needs in inclusive settings (K-5). Texas: Pro Ed (2011)

    Partnership Projects

    • Rochester Sister City Committee (Alytus, Lithuania and Rochester, New York)
    • Rochester Sister City Education Committee (Partnership with Alytus College, Alytus, Lithuania)


    • MacVittie Professor of Education
    • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
    • Arc National Educator of the Year
Fall 2016 Classes

EDUC 354:
Family & Community

    This course focuses on the role played by families and the community in children's development and the service networks designed to assist young children and families in adapting to their worlds. Fac
    tors affecting today's family structure are addressed. Particular emphasis will be placed on effective methods of communicating with parents and caregivers. Students will be expected to select and apply appropriate strategies for working with a wide array of parents including those from culturally diverse backgrounds. Attention will also be given to ways of establishing quality parent education/involvement programs. Prerequisites: ECED 353 and ECED 355 for Early Childhood Education; CURR 313 and CURR 317 for Childhood Education. CURR 313, CURR 317, CURR 320 and SPED 383 for Childhood with Special Education.
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SPED 231:
Intro to Special Education

    This course will provide an overview of the areas of exceptionality as defined in federal and state law and regulations. The focus of the class will be on the historical perspective, definition, etio
    logy, characteristics, needs, and service delivery system for each area of exceptionality. Students will gain a broad understanding of individual education plans (IEPs) and how the New York State Learning Standards are addressed for students with disabilities. Prerequisites: Declaration of certification or permission of instructor.
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