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!

Congratulations to Lurie College Faculty Member Lorri Capizzi!

Congratulations to Department of Counselor Education Lecturer, Dr. Lorri Capizzi, who will continue on with the Lurie College community in the Fall 2020 semester as an assistant professor!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Lorri Capizzi

For the last 14 years Dr. Capizzi has taught both undergraduate and graduate-level courses as well as served as faculty advisor to over 75 Master’s Candidates. She has 10 years of placing and supervising school counselors in their internships/field-work in high need districts and in juvenile court schools for students under court supervision. Dr. Capizzi also has over 15 years of federal grant administration experience where she co-authored and managed multi-million dollar budgets. Dr. Capizzi has extensive experience working with first-generation low-income students in K-12 and in higher education. Her professional interests include examining social justice-based school counseling and its role in increasing access to higher education for foster youth and students experiencing homelessness.

Welcome New Lurie College Faculty Member Aubrey Uresti!

Lurie College is excited to welcome its newest faculty member in the Department of Counselor Education, Dr. Aubrey Uresti, to the community beginning in the Fall 2020 semester!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Aubrey Uresti

Dr. Aubrey Uresti earned her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Learning and Mind Sciences from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Uresti is currently a lecturer in the Department of Human Ecology at UC Davis. Aubrey is also an instructor in the College Admissions and Career Planning certificate program at UC Berkeley Extension. A California credentialed K-12 school counselor (PPS-SC) and a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Dr. Uresti has experience in all levels of K-12 education as a teacher, school counselor, therapist, supervisor, and consultant. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Her dissertation focused on the individual, family, and extended family-level experiences of adolescents who have a parent in jail or prison, as well as their meaning-making processes regarding parental incarceration. Additional research interests include urban education and school counseling, school-based support, grief and loss, peer victimization, child and adolescent development issues, and lifelong learning for counselors.

Student Spotlight | Briettny Curtner

Learn about Briettny Curtner, a graduate student in the Department of Counselor Education at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Briettny is also the recipient of the Lurie College of the Florian and Grace Niemcziek Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year and Project Coordinator for the Faces of Learning Project!

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 Ahmadian. Music by The Grand Affair.

Student Spotlight | Marili Avalos

Learn about Marili Avalos, a graduate student in the Counselor Education department at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Marili is also the recipient of Florian and Grace Niemcziek Endowment 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.

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.

Attend the Lurie College Graduate Student Writing Retreat

Lurie College graduate students – our faculty want to support you in your development as academic writers!  Attend the Lurie College Graduate Student Writing Retreat on Saturday, March 21, from 9am-3pm, where you will receive individualized writing support while enjoying coffee, snack, and lunch at no cost – RSVP at http://bit.ly/lurie-gradwriting

SJSU Lurie of Education Graduate Student Writing Retreat 2020 Spring