Utilize the Student Success Center and Study and Collaboration (SAC) Room!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Student Success Center Promise Group

Lurie College students – utilize our Student Success Center resources, which include professional development workshops, mentoring, networking events, and access to university, college, and career resources!

General Academic Advising

In addition to support from their academic departments, Lurie College undergraduate and graduate students can meet with the Student Success Center academic advisors for questions about registration, degree progress, forms/petitions, probation, disqualification, and university policies – make an appointment or stop by Sweeney Hall 106 today!

  • Drop-In Hours | Monday-Friday | 9:00am-11:00am
  • Appointments | Monday-Thursday | 1:30pm-4:00pm

Schedule An Academic Advising Appointment

  1. Go to the Spartan Connect website
  2. Select the blue Get Advising button and then Lurie College of Education from the drop-down menu
  3. Select LCOE Student Success Center as the location for the appointment and the service
  4. Choose a date and time that works for you and confirm your appointment!

Writing Tutor Hours*

  • Wednesdays | 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursdays | 1:00-4:00pm

*Additional hours are held at the SJSU Writing Center.

Open Study Hours**

  • Monday-Thursday | 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday | 8:00am-12:00pm

**The Student Success Center is unavailable for open study hours during workshops and events – view the Lurie College Student Google calendar for upcoming workshops and events and feel free to register to attend them!

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Apply for the SJSU and CSU Student Research Competition!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase Melody Mann

The SJSU Office of Research in partnership with the SJSU Research Foundation provides undergraduate and graduate research students the opportunity to present their work and compete for selection as SJSU representatives at the annual CSU Student Research Competition. The research presented should be appropriate to the student’s discipline and career goals. Proprietary research is excluded. Each college may send forward a total of four student projects (undergraduate and/or graduate) representing outstanding research or creative activity to the university-wide competition.

To apply, please complete this PDF form and submit it by 5pm on Friday, February 7, to the SJSU Lurie College of Education Dean’s Office in Sweeney Hall 103 or at luriecollege@sjsu.edu. To learn more about the SJSU and CSU student research competition, visit the SJSU Student Research Competition webpage.  To learn about other Lurie College Research Opportunities, visit sjsu.edu/education/student-research.

Attend the Lurie College Spring 2020 Welcome Event!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Spring 2020 Welcome Event

The Lurie College of Education is a community engaged, interdisciplinary, culturally sustaining, and holistic place that prepares a family of transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders – and we like to have fun while we’re at it!  Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to join us at our Spring 2020 Welcome Event at the SJSU Bowling and Billiards Center to connect and network with classmates, peers, clubs, faculty, deans, and staff while enjoying food, games, and a chance to win prizes – RSVP at bit.ly/lurie-sp20welcome!

NOTES: Your children / dependents are welcome to attend. The spots for bowling and billiards will be first-come, first-served, but we ask that you share bowling lanes and billiard tables so as many people as possible get to play. We’ll also have other games available such as giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, jumbo Bananagrams, and more!

Dine with Lurie College Dean Heather Lattimer!

SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctorate students – complete this brief Google form for a chance to join Dean Heather Lattimer, a special guest, and a group of students for great conversation and a complimentary meal each month!

Spring 2020 semester meals will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, February 13, 12:00-1:30pm
  • Monday, March 16, 5:15-6:45pm
  • Monday, April 13, 12:00-1:30pm

Note: Dates and times subject to change based on availability of special guests.

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Saili Kulkarni

Dr. Saili S. Kulkarni’s research highlights the beliefs of Special Education teachers of color using Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory (DisCrit). She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Prior to her work in academia, she was an inclusion specialist in Oakland Unified School District where she worked with students with mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities in elementary schools.  Dr. Saili Kulkarni draws from the experiences of teachers and school professionals who support restorative practices for young children in an effort to create more inclusive, safe school environments for all learners.  Read Saili’s full profile below and listen to Saili’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Department Faculty Saili Kulkarni

Assistant Professor, Special Education


  • Ph.D., Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Moderate-Severe, Special Education Credential, San Francisco State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Boston University

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Early Childhood Institute Meeting and Network Launch

SJSU Lurie College of Education Early Childhood Institute Emily Slusser Andrea Golloher Maria Fusaro

Join ECI on Wed., Jan. 22, from 3-4pm in SH 231 for their first organizational meeting of 2020 and the launch of their Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network!  A preview of ECI’s Spring 2020 plans include:

  • ECI Speaker Series (continued from the fall semester)
  • Community event celebrating early childhood learning and development (May 2nd – SAVE THE DATE!)
  • Launch new, interdisciplinary research/scholarly projects
  • Identify priorities around professional development, training, research, and advocacy

Regular meetings will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm.  If you have any follow up questions, please email earlychildhoodinstitute@sjsu.edu.  Learn more about the SJSU Early Childhood Institute at sjsu.edu/education/eci.


Lurie College Innovations Podcast: Episode 2

SJSU Lurie College of Education Innovations Podcast Luis Poza Eduardo Munoz-Munoz Mark Felton

In this episode, host Mark Felton sits down with Department of Teacher Education faculty members Luis Poza and Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, who are leading our new bilingual authorization pathway, Bilingüismo y Justicia.  They are taking action to respond to the evolving needs in K-12 districts throughout California by preparing future teachers to serve in dual immersion and bilingual settings.  We discuss questions such as:

  • “What would it look like to leverage the resources of multilingual students in schools rather than silence them?”
  • “How do we prepare teachers to be change makers in bilingual classrooms?”
  • And more!

This episode is also available for listening on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!  Audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley and recorded and edited by Sydney Torrens.  Music by Joey Pecoraro.

Student Spotlight | George Kerber

Learn about George Kerber, a graduate student in the Single Subject Credential Program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. George is also the recipient of the Joseph J. Ghio Scholarship Fund award for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Watch more student spotlights on the Lurie College blog and connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley and edited by Sydney Torrens. Music by Eveningland.

Lurie College Student Publishes 2nd Edition of Book

Shoutout to SJSU Lurie College student Aiden Hill, whose second edition of his book, The Midnight Stranglers, was recently published!  Here’s a synopsis:
In 2008 Aiden Hill was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition-severe obstructive sleep apnea, also known as “the midnight strangler.” But after he lost his employer-based insurance he soon encountered a new group of “health care stranglers.” These special interests were bent on using the cover of darkness to deny coverage and gouge him while he was at his most vulnerable. Part One of The Midnight Stranglers: a Personal Quest for Health Care Transparency chronicles this struggle, its intersection with the passage of Obamacare, and the Tea Party reaction. Aiden was so scarred by his experience that he joined the health care reform movement to help bring about change. Part Two discusses the disappointments he encountered as he worked for the State of California to implement its version of Obamacare (Covered California), and why he now believes the insurance exchanges won’t deliver affordable care. The book ends with a call for greater transparency across the entire health care spectrum, and what we as individual consumers and taxpayers can do to make it happen.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Student Aiden Hill The Midnight Stranglers