The SJSU Lurie College of Education provides a range of grants to students to support their academic endeavors to become transformative educators, counselors, therapists, and leaders. We spoke with Department of Child and Adolescent Development students Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler, who received received support to attend the Latinx Leads conference, to learn more about their experiences and how they have shaped them going forward. Listen to Luz and Lily’s insights below!
“I think it’s important that everyone knows that there’s people who grow up a lot differently than you do and have different values than you do, so it’s important to educate yourself about those kinds of values and be an open ear and an ally to people who may not look like you.”
All returning and incoming Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students for the 2020-2021 academic year should apply for our scholarships! For the 2019-2020 academic year, we awarded 111 students a median of $1000 and an average of $2469. Students can apply by Fri., May 1, at sjsu.edu/faso/scholarships and learn more about all of our scholarship and grant opportunities at sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid. There will be a scholarship workshop on Thu., Mar. 5, from 3:30-4:30pm in the Student Success Center – Sweeney Hall 106. RSVP to attend the workshop by completing this Google form.
Student Research Supplies Grant: Provides financial support to our students who are in need of supplies to conduct their academic research. Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $200 grant per fiscal year (July 1 – May 31) towards expenses for research supplies. A limited amount of funding is available. To apply for a Lurie College Student Research Supplies Grant, please download and complete this brief form (PDF).
Video description: Lurie College student Megan Nebesnick – MA, Education, Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction with Multiple Subject Credential, speaks at our Fall 2019 ceremony.
We are looking to select a graduating student to represent and speak on behalf of the Lurie College community at the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30pm in the SJSU Event Center! In order to be eligible to apply to become the commencement speaker, you must also be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Your speech can take any number of approaches, but should be original and should resonate with the commencement attendees, which will be made up of Lurie College students of different academic levels and disciplines, SJSU and Lurie College faculty and staff, and family and friends of all ages and backgrounds.
To apply, submit a 3-5 minute video of you reciting your commencement speech by Sunday, March 1, via this Google form.
Those who are graduating and planning to participate in the Lurie College Commencement ceremony should also save the date for our Lurie College Pre-Commencement Celebration for faculty, staff, graduates, and their guests on Thursday, May 21, from 5-6:30pm in the Sweeney Hall courtyard!
Learn about Lucille Satana, a Graduate student in the Child & Adolescent Development Department at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Lucille is also the recipient of Lurie College of Education General Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Shoutout to Lurie College faculty Emily Slusser, Andrea Golloher, and Maria Fusaro, who recently published the commentary “To provide quality care for infants and toddlers, California must pay teachers a worthy wage” on behalf of their SJSU Early Childhood Institute! Read their piece on the Cal Matters website at http://bit.ly/2vXynRG. To learn more about the SJSU Early Childhood Institute, visit sjsu.edu/education/academics/eci
Lurie College is excited to welcome its newest faculty member in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development, Dr. Janet Bang, to the community beginning in the Fall 2020 semester!
Janet Bang is excited to be joining the SJSU Child and Adolescent Development department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. Janet received her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University and spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. Her research program is committed to investigating how children learn language from their everyday interactions. Her work takes a developmental approach and has included families from a variety of diverse backgrounds such as English-, French-, and Spanish-speaking families, as well as families with typically-developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her goal for her research and teaching is to build an understanding of child development that is true to the rich array of individual and cultural differences within and across diverse communities. She is dedicated to using her research to empower families and educators with new insights into how to support children’s development.
Listen to Ellen Middaugh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child & Adolescent Development, discuss her vision for the future of learning to practice democracy at the SJSU Lurie College Future of Learning Summit! To learn more about the Future of Learning Initiative, visit sjsu.edu/education/fli and the #SJSUFutureLearn hashtag thread on Twitter.
Watch or listen to the conversation below to meet several of the SJSU Lurie College of Education Students who recently participated on the Lurie College Strategic Planning Committee in preparation for the launch of the plan during the Spring 2020 semester!
Jessica Doushgounian – Undergraduate student, majoring in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, minoring in Deaf Education
Katelyn Mora – Undergraduate student, majoring in Child and Adolescent Development with a community focus, minoring in Early Childhood Special Education
Marili Avalos – Graduate student, Counseling and Guidance
Paulette Lamonico Bavilacqua – Credential student, Moderate to Severe Special Education