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Jolene Pearson

Job Title

  • Associate Professor and Director of Early Childhood Services
    Education, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota - B.A. in Early Childhood Studies, 1976
  • Wheelock College - M.S. in Early Childhood, 1980
  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Youth, Family, and Community, 2016

Areas of expertise

Pearson has focused her research and professional work in pre-service teacher education, professional development for early childhood educators, online education, and infant mental health. Her teaching specialties include premature infants, infant mental health, early childhood special education, and development of early childhood teachers.

Certificates and Licenses

Licensed in early childhood education, early childhood special education, and parent education