Mary Warner, DA, SSND

Professor of English
San José State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0090

A message from Dr. Warner:

"I will be retiring from SJSU as of May 31, 2025.  All my books and resources for teaching English
need to find a home with English teachers who can use them.  Please contact me beginning
October 1, so we can arrange for you to get any of the materials that you would like."

Fall 2024
Office: SJSU Faculty Office Building 127
Phone: 408-924-4417

Advising Hours:

M: 10:30 - 12:00
W: 10:30 - 12:00 and 2:30-5:00
F: 2:30 - 5:00

(Because I am in the Faculty Early Retirement Program,
I am ½ time each semester and unavailable on Tuesdays & Thursdays)

To schedule an appointment, please go to the following link on the English Department website:

Advising appointments are held on campus at SJSU: Faculty Office Building (FOB) 127.

Advising hours for Fall 2024 will begin August 5; the last day of advising is December 13.


Important Dates for English Ed/Credential Applicants

***IF you wish to be admitted to the Single Subject Credential Program for English for Spring or Summer '25,
you need to meet with Dr. Warner prior to September 27, 2024*** We need to discuss Subject Matter Competency and prepare you for the English Credential interview.

Before Friday, September 27, 2024— Email Professor Warner, or get an advising appointment at:— to schedule/prepare for your interview and to assess Subject Matter Competency, if this applies to you.

Wednesday, October 16, 2024- Packets for Credential Interviews DUE; You may submit your packets prior to October 16, 2024.

Friday, October 25, 2024 - Interview Day for English Single Subject Credential Candidates

SJSU Homepage
English Department
Bachelor of Arts in English Education
Secondary Education Web Site
San Jose Area Writing Project
King Library

Mary holding sunflowers  Mary at Mission Santa Clara August 2019

Acceptance Speech for the 2017 CATE Classroom Excellence Award

Text of CATE Award Acceptance Speech

New Book – Now Available: Teaching Writing Grades 7-12 in an Era of
Assessment: Passion and Practice

Blog: Making Their Voices Heard: Students in YA Literature Courses Articulate "Why YA?", May 24, 2017

Blog: Discovering (Rediscovering) Karen Hesse's Witness, July 20, 2016

Blog: The Transition from Book to Film: Examining YA Books that Have Been Made into Films, March 14, 2018

Blog: And the Winners are…: YA Literature Students Identifying Their Favorites of the Last Five Years, May 8, 2019

KQED Interview

National Writing Project Radio Interviews, September 12, 2013

College and Career Readiness—ELA: Complimentary Webinar Series

Young Adult Literature - Not Just Entertainment

Interview with Sandy Coots, February 26, 2016

Facebook page

Passion and Practice Chapter 2
Passion and Practice Chapter 6
Passion and Practice Chapter 8

Pearson Publishers

Adolescents in the Search for Meaning:
Tapping the Powerful Resource of Story

Scarecrow Press, March 2006

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Fall 2024 SCHEDULE 

ENGL 112B: Literature for Young Adults
M: 4:30 - 7:15 (16:30-19:15), SH 229
ENGL 112B Handouts

ENED 365: Seminar is English Ed
ENED 365 Handouts

ENGL 115: The Bible as Literature
M and W: 3:00 - 4:15 (15:00-16:15)
 ENGL 115 Handouts

 Co-Director of the English Credential Program
 Advisor for the English Credential Program


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(Assembly on the Literature of Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English)

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