Student Spotlight | Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler

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!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Students Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler

“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.”

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2020-2021 Lurie College Scholarships Application Cycle Now Open

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.

2020-2021 SJSU Lurie College of Education Scholarships

Lurie College Student Research Awards

Lurie College is pleased to offer several grant awards for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and the 2020-2021 academic year to support student research!  Awards include:

  • Student-Research Awards:  Supports students to be mentored by a faculty mentor on a student-initiated research project.  Students can receive an award of $2,000 per semester and $4,000 a year.  The deadline to apply for these awards for the 2020-2021 academic year is Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4pm via this Google form.  Learn from Lurie College Department of Special Education graduate student, Monica Gonzalez, who received a student-research award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Conference Travel Grant:  Provides financial support to its students who are presenting their research at conferences.  Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $500 grant per fiscal year (July 1 – May 31) towards expenses for registration fees, travel, lodging, and meals.  A limited amount of funding is available.  To apply for a Lurie College Student Conference Travel Grant, please download and complete this brief form (PDF).  Learn from Lurie College Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences students Ali Murueta, Liz Cagle, and Michelle Ballou, who received a conference travel grant for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • 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).

SJSU Lurie College of Education Financial Aid Opportunities Spring 2020

Welcome to the New Lurie College Website!

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived – the new SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education website, sjsu.edu/education, is officially live!  We’ve significantly improved our navigation and the new SJSU webpage templates are very responsive to different screen sizes such as desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.  We are currently working on migrating all of the Lurie College department websites – sjsu.edu/cds, sjsu.edu/chad, sjsu.edu/counselored, sjsu.edu/edd, sjsu.edu/edleadership, sjsu.edu/specialed, and sjsu.edu/teachered – and hope that they will go live later this year.  If you have any input about our websites, please contact us at luriecollege@sjsu.edu.

SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education Website Mobile

Call for Lurie College Spring 2020 Commencement Speaker

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!

Student Spotlight | Lucille Satana

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!

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 Ahmadian. Music by Dyalla.

Lurie College Faculty Advocate for Worthy Wages for Teachers

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

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

Welcome New Lurie College Faculty Member Janet Bang!

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!

SJSU Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Janet Bang

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.

What do you envision the future of learning will include?

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Ellen Middaugh Future of Learning Summit

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.

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Audio recorded by the SJSU Student Union Theater and edited by Brian Cheung Dooley and Katelyn Zamarron.

Learn about the New Lurie College Strategic Plan

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

Current Lurie College students, faculty, and staff are highly encouraged to submit an initial proposal for a Strategic Plan Seed Grant for the 2020-2021 academic year by Monday, March 2, 2020.  More details about our strategic plan are available at sjsu.edu/education/about.

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Video recorded and edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Adventure” provided royalty free by bensound.com.