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.

Welcome (Back), SJSU Lurie College Students!

We’re excited for you to begin the Spring 2020 semester at SJSU and the Lurie College of Education!  Check out this short welcome video on YouTube from Lurie College Dean Heather Lattimer and Student Success Center Director Janene Perez and learn more about some upcoming Lurie College events and opportunities below:

  • Lurie College Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway | Follow the Lurie College Instagram accounts – @sjsulurie and @luriesuccess – for a chance to win a Bluetooth speaker!  READ MORE
  • SSC and SAC Updates | Utilize the resources, upcoming events, and extended hours at the Lurie College Student Success Center (SH 106) and Study and Collaboration Room (SH 446)!  READ MORE
  • Student Research Opportunities | Apply for the SJSU / CSU research competition and Lurie College research grants!  READ MORE
  • Spring Welcome Event | Lurie College students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to our Spring Welcome Event on Mon., Feb. 3, from 3-5pm in the SJSU Student Union Bowling and Billiards Center!  READ MORE
  • Dine with the Dean | Enter your name 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!  READ MORE
  • Connect with #LurieCollege | Join our Lurie College of Education LinkedIn group, follow our faculty Spotify playlists, and more at linktre.ee/sjsulurie!

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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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!

Spring 2020 SJSU Student Research Competition

SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase Melody Mann

The SJSU Office of Research in partnership with the 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.  Applications are made to the appropriate college and each college submits their selections to the Office of Research.  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.  Applicants should visit sjsu.edu/education/student-research for instructions on how to submit their materials to the Lurie College of Education Dean’s Office, SH 103, by 5pm on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Present Your Research at the Lurie College Learning Showcase

SJSU Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, friends, and family are invited to attend the inaugural Learning Showcase on Fri., Dec. 6, from 4-8pm in Sweeney Hall!  This event will highlight Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students’ academic accomplishments from the Fall 2019 semester.  Watch the video above to learn more about how to present a poster during the showcase and RSVP to attend the event at sjsu.edu/education/showcase.

Download Eduardo and Lyle’s handout here.

“How to create a better research poster in less time (including templates)” by Mike Morrison. 

Find out more about QR codes here and here.

Happy poster-making!

How We Recruit High School and Community College Students to Teaching

Shoutout to Lurie College of Education Student Success Center Director Janene Perez, who was recently featured on the California State University’s Diversity Toolkit blog for highlighting some of the ways in which Lurie College has enhanced its efforts to recruit a diverse range of teaching candidates.  Listen to and read what she had to say below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Director Janene Perez Podcast

Teacher educators, consider your own journey into education.  Did you come from a family of educators?  Or maybe you had a teacher who left an indelible mark that influenced your decision?  These are inspired reasons to enter the field, but how do we reach those who never considered teaching, who may be the first in their family to attend college, or who didn’t have a teacher they connected with?  Recruiting candidates with a diversity of experiences is absolutely vital to our mission of enhancing the quality of education for all students, but this work takes time, intention, and continuous reflection.

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Lurie College Hosts Inaugural Future of Learning Summit

This article was originally published on the SJSU Newsroom website by Julia Halprin Jackson.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Future of Learning Summit

Lurie College of Education Dean Heather Lattimer with speakers from the inaugural Future of Learning Summit: Shar Naidu, Vivian Vu, Kent McGuire, Valerie Lundy-Wagner, Laura Quintana, Irene Castillon, SJSU professor Ellen Middaugh, and Arun Ramanthan. Photo by Francisco Mendoza.

San Jose, Calif. — About 100 Silicon Valley thought leaders, policymakers and K-12 educators filled SJSU’s Diaz Compean Student Union Theater November 13 at the inaugural Future of Learning Summit, hosted by the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. The event included five keynote speakers and talks by five SJSU community members, all of whom addressed the question, “What is the future of learning?”

“We’re at a time of significant change in education and across society,” said Heather Lattimer, dean of the Lurie College. “We have changing job markets, demographic shifts and new understandings around what learning and cognition mean and look like. It’s a time of rapid change that can be really scary. But it’s also an opportunity for all of us to challenge the way that we think of education and schooling to find new ways to support stronger, more equitable and more relevant outcomes.” Lattimer described SJSU’s upcoming Future of Learning Initiative, a cross-disciplinary program to spur innovation on campus, serve as a hub for transforming education in the region, generate new knowledge that will elevate the importance of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and position SJSU as a thought leader in the field of educational innovation.

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RSVP to Attend the Lurie College Learning Showcase!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase Flyer

SJSU Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, friends, and family are invited to attend the inaugural Learning Showcase, which will highlight Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students’ academic accomplishments from the Fall 2019 semester!  This event will take place on Friday, December 6, from 4-8pm in Sweeney Hall and include posters, presentations, panels, a plenary, and prizes.  To learn more and RSVP, visit sjsu.edu/education/showcase.


If you are a Lurie College of Education student who is interested in presenting a research poster at the Learning Showcase and would like some support and guidance from Lurie College faculty, please attend the Poster Workshop on Friday, November 22, from 12-1pm in Sweeney Hall 447 to meet with Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department faculty member Lyle Lustigman and Teacher Education Department faculty member Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz!

Lurie College Faculty Featured at Dean’s Symposium and Podcast

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Rebeca Burciaga College of Social Science Symposium

Congratulations to Department of Educational Leadership faculty Rebeca Burciaga, who was recently a featured presenter at the SJSU College of Social Science’s Dean’s Symposium and discussed the topic “Testimonio as a Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy”!  Dr. Burciaga was also recently featured on the Latinx Intelligentsia podcast series and shares what inspired her to return to woven art – give it a listen on Apple Podcasts!