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!
Rosalinda Quintanar-Sarellana graduated from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in the area of Literacy, Language and Culture, and a Masters in the area of International Education and Development. Presently, she is a professor at San Jose State University, where she teaches First and Second Language Acquisition and Multicultural Education. She has written numerous articles on language acquisition and language development, social justice and multicultural education. She has also taught at Stanford University, UC Davis, Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City, Universidad de Monterrey, México; INACAP in Santiago, Chile; Sanko Schools in Gaziantep, Turkey; Nova Scotia, Canada; and Shenzhen, China. Read Rosalinda’s full profile below and listen to Rosalinda’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!
Professor, Teacher Education
Ph.D., Language, Literacy and Culture, Stanford University,
M.A., Education, (SIDEC) Stanford International Development of Education Center, Stanford, California.
M.A., Sociology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
B.A., Sociology/Social Welfare, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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!
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
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!)
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?”
Shout out to Teacher Education Department faculty Grinell Smith and Tammie Visintainer, who recently partnered with the ECO-Warrior Foundation to develop K-12 lesson plans that focus on the impact of human activity on the environment – check them out at eco-warrior.org/coursework!
David A. Whitenack, Ph.D., teaches courses focusing on emergent multilingual students, supervises pre-service teachers, and coordinates the TED graduate program. Whitenack has published, presented, led professional development initiatives, and served as co-PI on grant-funded projects related to improving the education of English learners. His current work with a cross-departmental team of colleagues uses an intersectional approach to prepare all general and special education teachers to meet the learning of needs of all students in mainstream classrooms in the context of teacher residency partnerships. Read David’s full profile below and listen to his personality playlist on theLurie College Spotify account!
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.
In case you missed it in person, check out the video recording of the Fall 2019 SJSU Lurie College of Education Commencement Ceremony and of the Lurie College Student Commencement Speaker, Megan Nebesnick – MA, Education, Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction with Multiple Subject Credential – below! You can also read her remarks below.
Good evening Spartans,
My name is Megan Nebesnick and as a current graduate of the Teacher Education Department and former graduate of the Humanities Department, I am honored to have been chosen as your speaker of our Fall 2019 commencement ceremony to represent and speak on behalf of both departments. I would like to begin by congratulating each and every one of us for the dedication and commitment to academics that have led us here tonight. Through our experiences here at San Jose State, we have created stronger and better versions of ourselves. It’s safe to say that this journey has not been easy. We have encountered many sleepless nights, tears, and stress. We have all dedicated a significant amount of time and concern toward one exam or project that would bring us one small but significant step closer to the finish line. Nonetheless, it has prepared us for what is to come.