Funding your education can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help pay for school and reduce your debt. TeacherCertification.com has compiled a variety of information on financial assistance for future teachers:
To further support aspiring teachers, TeacherCertification.com is also offering two $1,000 scholarships with June 1 deadlines:
To learn more about these resources and how they can help you fund your education, visit TeacherCertification.com. On their About Us page, you can also learn more about their mission and meet the experts behind their resources.
The College Corps, part of the CaliforniansForAll program, hires students to serve in local after-school programs and non-profit organizations. As a fellow, you’ll provide computer programming enrichment for third through sixth graders and develop a curriculum. Don’t have programming experience? Don’t worry – training is provided.
SJSU undergraduate students who complete 450 hours of service through the College Corps can receive up to $10,000 to help pay for college. This historic state-level investment in service is a win-win for students and their communities.
To learn more about the SJSU College Corps and apply, visit https://www.sjsu.edu/ccll/programs/collegecorps/apply.php. And be sure to follow @sjsuccll on Instagram to see what members have been up to in the last two years.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to serve your community, gain valuable skills, and reduce your college debt. Contact the Center for Community Learning & Leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The City of San Jose, in partnership with the Career Center, is hosting an event to explore career opportunities at the City Rotunda on Thursday, April 6th from 12:00-3:00 pm. Representatives from every city department will be available to engage with students interested in learning about career opportunities relevant to their majors as well as active vacancies (internships and careers). Faculty can also explore synergies with City departments on any potential class projects, assignments, or research projects.
The event features guest speakers, SJSU President Teniente-Matson and newly elected Mayor Mahan, welcoming students to the event and expressing their shared commitment to enhancing partnerships in community, workforce, and policy development. The event also includes an Exploration Fair & Open House with free swag and an ice cream truck. Students are encouraged to meet with at least three department tables to receive free ice cream. Walking groups will be organized from the ADM building to the San Jose City Hall at 12.15PM, 12.30PM, and 1PM for those who may need to find their way. Students and faculty are welcome to walk over on their own at any time between 12-3:00 pm.
Cal-SOAP, the California Student Opportunity & Access Program, is currently hiring College Success Advisors in San José, California. The role will involve providing in-person support to help prepare students for college and careers. The successful candidate will need to be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in 12 units or more and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. They must also qualify for financial aid and be able to communicate effectively in Spanish or Vietnamese.
- Full-time undergraduate student enrolled in 12 units or more
- GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Must qualify for financial aid
- Ability to speak/write in Spanish or Vietnamese is greatly desired
- Strong computer skills: proficient in MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and Social Media, and ability to learn and implement new technology
- Possess academic advising experience or involvement with college access programs
Students who possess strong communication skills, the ability to plan short-term and long-term projects, and the ability to work independently are encouraged to apply! The successful candidate will be expected to mentor and motivate high school students in East Side San José to succeed academically and help them explore, plan, and prepare for college/university and career pathways. The position pays $17.00 per hour, with 10-19.75 hours per week, and work hours are flexible.
The Educational Partnership Center (EPC) of the University of California, Santa Cruz aims to increase the number of first-generation college/university graduates in San José. For more information on EPC, please visit epc.ucsc.edu
The Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program is another program within EPC in San José, that works alongside Cal-SOAP. ETS promotes a college-going culture among potential first-generation college/university students. Visit epc.ucsc.edu/programs/ets/
Cal State CREATE, a virtual visual storytelling event and student competition, is just around the corner! Adobe has teamed up with the CSU Chancellor’s Office and Apple to bring you an exciting and educational experience. Join the program on April 5th for the kickoff event and stay with us through April 19th for a series of talks by industry experts, hands-on boot camps, and a closing keynote. Read on to learn more about what’s in store for you at Cal State CREATE.
- WHEN: April 5th-19th, with an opening ceremony from 12:00 – 2:00 PST on April 5th
- WHERE: Virtual event on Zoom
- WHY: Opportunity to learn from incredible thought-leaders and participate in hands-on workshops with Adobe Express, Adobe Fresco, iMovie, and iPad creative workflows.
The event will feature career talks by distinguished alums Christopher Moore and Michael J. Payton, talks by industry experts, hands-on bootcamps, and a closing keynote from Associate Vice Chancellor Dr. Dilcie Perez, SDSU Associate Vice President Jessica Nare. Winners will be announced by Cal State Fullerton Provost Dr. Amir Dabirian.
Students will have the chance to attend hands-on workshops and dig into tools like Adobe Express, Adobe Fresco, iMovie, and iPad creative workflows. Students from throughout the CSU system are invited to participate in a Creative Jam-style competition.
The Creative Jam competition is open to all majors and requires no design experience. Participants will create projects using Adobe Express and compete to win some amazing prizes:
- FIRST PLACE: Apple Air Pods, $100 Amazon gift card, $175 value Adobe swag bag
- SECOND PLACE: $75 Amazon gift card, $175 value Adobe swag bag
- THIRD PLACE: $50 Amazon gift card, $175 value Adobe swag bag
Register for Cal State CREATE now at https://calstate.edu/create.
Visit the event landing page: https://express.adobe.com/page/qh1IkhONE85AC/
Click here to learn more and apply
Grad Slam is a research communication competition at San José State University, where graduate students present their research in a three-minute, one-slide format to a non-specialist audience. This exciting and fast-paced event offers a transformative professional development experience and the opportunity to showcase your research to a wider audience.
- Matriculated in a master’s or doctoral degree program at SJSU
- Must apply as an individual presenter
- Limited to one participation during your degree program
- In the research/creative phase of your program, with significant findings or progress on your project
Rewards and Prizes:
- Cash prizes of $1,200 (First Place), $800 (Second Place), and $500 (Audience Choice)
- Eligible to compete in the CSU-Wide Grad Slam and regional competition
- YouTube copy of your video submission for LinkedIn, portfolio, and CV/resumé
- Invitation to act as a guest judge at the finals in the following year
Don’t miss the opportunity to highlight your research and gain valuable public speaking skills! Participate in Grad Slam and be a part of SJSU’s vibrant research community.
For more information, visit: Grad Slam Website and Grad Slam Google Website
The STAR Program is a unique opportunity for students looking to pursue a career in K-12 education. This 9-week summer program provides students with the chance to gain valuable research experience and get paid for it. Here are the key details you need to know:
- Junior level standing by January 1st, 2023
- Enrolled at a California State University, Heritage University, Southern University, or Noyce Scholarship campus
- At least 18 years old by the start of the program
- US Citizen, PR, or DACA grant holder
- Desire to pursue K-12 STEM education as a profession
- No previous research experience is necessary
- Priority deadline: February 15th, 2023
- Program dates: June 12th – August 11th, 2023
- Placement phase: February – April 2023
To apply, students will need a resume, unofficial transcripts, and a reference from their professional network. Visit StarTeacherResearcher.org to learn more and apply today! This is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience and build their identity as a teacher and researcher. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
The YMCA is looking for hard-working, outgoing, energetic, and friendly individuals to join the After School and Child Care teams. Opportunities for full-time and part-time employment are available, and candidates must meet certain qualifications. The hiring event will take place in the SPX Lobby on the following dates: January 26, January 30, and February 1, from 9:30AM-1:00PM.
- Part-time (After School Leader) positions pay between $20-$22 per hour
- Full-time (After School Site Director) positions pay between $24-$26 per hour.
- Employee benefits include development opportunities, full-time opportunities, flexible hours, and Y membership.
- For more information, email Liz.Gonzalez@ymcasv.org
San José State University’s Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education researchers Lorri Capizzi, Brent Duckor, and Lauren Reagan has recently been featured in EdSource, a leading education news source in California, to discuss their research on the importance of mentoring for foster and homeless students in California’s community schools initiative.
The research highlights that the state’s $4 billion community schools program, which is just starting, will mesh academic improvement with community-based services focused on students’ health and development in hundreds, and eventually thousands, of low-income schools. It’s intended to support the state’s most vulnerable students, including an estimated 32,400 youths in foster care and 183,000 students experiencing homelessness, as of 2020-21. Authors Brent Duckor, Lorri Capizzi, and Lauren Reagan acknowledge that research on designing, implementing, and evaluating effective mentoring programs for these youths is “scant but emerging.” But what is certain is that the social isolation of homelessness and challenges of living in foster care create challenges in succeeding in school and transitioning to college. The authors recommend that community schools identify volunteers from the community and educational staff as potential mentors, then train them to understand foster and homeless students’ unique needs. They recommend that Universities could create certificate programs in mentoring for aspiring and existing teachers in evidence-based strategies, schools could set up peer mentorships matching college students who have experienced foster care and homelessness, and they could also partner with organizations like Big Brothers and Big Sisters with a proven record of effectiveness.
Lorri Capizzi is an accomplished Assistant Professor of Counselor Education with over 10 years experience supervising school counselors and over 15 years of experience in federal grant administration. She has a proven track record of working with underserved youth, has partnerships with several organizations, and her focus on practice-based training and applied research makes her a valuable asset to the field of counseling.
Brent Duckor is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education with expertise in educational measurement, testing, and assessment. He has served on state and national boards, providing educational assessment and measurement expertise to organizations such as the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the California Department of Education, and the College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium in Washington, D.C.
Read the full article here.
Read the feature on EdSource here.
We are thrilled to congratulate Dr. Marcos Pizarro, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Chicanx Studies at San José State University, on receiving a $50,000 grant from the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation. The grant will allow Dr. Pizarro and his colleague, Rita Kohli of the University of California Riverside, to conduct in-depth research on the experiences of teacher educators of color as they navigate systemic racism in teacher education programs throughout the United States.
Dr. Pizarro’s work focuses on helping Chicanx and Latinx students at various stages of their schooling to develop collaborative interventions that aid them in their efforts to succeed in school and to create social and racial justice in their communities. His efforts have led to the development of the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center at SJSU, which has resulted in a transformative model for Chicanx/Latinx student engagement and has enhanced Latinx students’ sense of belonging and academic success.
The Spencer Foundation is committed to funding educational research that improves education, makes education systems more equitable, and increases opportunities for people to continue learning across their lifespans. Dr. Pizarro’s work aligns perfectly with this mission and we are proud to see him recognized for his contributions to the field. This grant from the Spencer Foundation will allow Dr. Pizarro and Dr. Kohli to delve deeper into the racial barriers that teacher educators of color face, how they resist these barriers, and what they envision for the future. It will also provide valuable insights into the resources that are needed to usher in equity in the field of teacher education.
Once again, congratulations to Dr. Marcos Pizarro on this well-deserved recognition and grant. We look forward to the valuable insights and understanding that this research will bring to the field of teacher education.
It is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate Dr. Saili Kulkarni on being selected for the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, Class of 2022. This honor recognizes individuals and organizations who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring. The Hall of Fame was established to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring individuals with disabilities. The National Disability Mentoring Coalition and the Planning Committee are thrilled to include Dr. Kulkarni as a champion of disability mentoring.
As an Associate Professor of Special Education at SJSU Lurie College of Education, Dr. Saili Kulkarni has made a significant impact in the field of disability education. Through her research, she brings attention to the intersections of disability and race in teacher education, using DisCrit to understand how teachers, particularly special education teachers of color, enact resistance in schools. Dr. Kulkarni is also an advocate for restorative and humanizing practices for young children of color with disabilities.
We are proud to have Dr. Kulkarni as a member of the Lurie College community and look forward to her continued contributions to the field of disability education. Congratulations again on this well-deserved recognition!
Best Grad Photo will be on-site during the Commencement ceremony to take official graduation pictures. The photos can be purchased through a unique link that will be emailed to the students a week after the ceremony.
Best Grad Photo will be back in the Spartan Bookstore for FREE makeup photo sittings. The photo sitting is free, and there is no obligation to purchase the photos.
Additionally, Best Grad Photo is offering a deeply discounted Micro Icon Photo Session for $12. This is a chance to be photographed on campus in front of SJSU’s most notable landmarks, by a professional photographer. There is no obligation to purchase the photos.
Register for a FREE makeup photo sitting in the Spartan Bookstore or for a discounted Micro Icon photo session by clicking this link or copying and pasting the link below to your browser.
SJSU Grad Fest
Applications for STAR 2023 are available now. If you are pursuing a career in K-12 STEM education, please visit the website and apply for a summer of transformative research aimed at building your identity as a teacher-researcher. Applicants should have junior standing by January 1, 2023, to apply.
- No previous research experience is necessary
- The priority deadline for applications is February 15, 2023
- Applications will continue to be accepted until March 1st, 2023.
- Paid summer research opportunities for aspiring K-12 STEM teachers
- Authentic research in national, private, and university lab settings weekly education workshops
- Opportunity to present their research at a national conference
Online application and full program details can be found on our website at StarTeacherResearcher.org. To date, the STAR program has provided over 851 research opportunities for 613 individual STAR fellows.
The 2023 summer will feature in-person, remote, and hybrid placements.
Online applications, a video overview, and full program details can be found on the website: StarTeacherResearcher.org.
SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education would like to invite you to the pre-commencement celebration on December 15th, 3 PM – 5 PM in the Sweeney Hall Courtyard. It is a proud and festive occasion for the faculty & staff at Lurie College as we celebrate Lurie College Graduating students through their performance and accomplishments. Graduating Students are encouraged to invite family members.
The pre-commencement celebration will be followed by the commencement ceremony. Snacks/refreshments will be provided at the venue.
RSVP using this link
Complete your teaching evaluations in MyCoursEval (https://p11.courseval.net/etw/ets/et.asp?nxappid=YJ2&nxmid=start) between November 21, 2022 and December 7, 2022.
Final exams are approaching and our students are counting down the days until exams begin on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
To support our students during the final exam period, Student Involvement will host three #SJSUFinalsWeek stations during Finals Week on December 8, 9, 12, and 13.
Volunteer at #SJSUFinalsWeek Stations – Sign up Here
Volunteers will hand out free test materials, snacks, and encouragement to students. Materials and snacks will be provided by Student Involvement. Volunteer shifts are for 2 hour time blocks for the following dates and times:
- Thursday, December 8 between 12:30pm-5:30pm
- Friday, December 9 between 7:00am-5:30pm
- Monday, December 12 between 7:00am-5:30pm
- Tuesday, December 13 between 7:00am-5:30pm
To sign up, view the list of available opportunities on the SignUpGenius form and enter your information into an open shift. If your schedule changes, please adjust directly on this website to open the space for other potential volunteers. We will follow up with important volunteer details to all those who sign up.
Sign up Here
Another way that you can get involved and support our students: Please share with your Teams as well as with other colleagues.
Note: All those interested in volunteering should get approval from their direct supervisor(s) before signing up to participate. With your support/approval, Student Assistants are also welcomed to work at each station.
For more information and other questions related to Finals Programming, please contact Jordan Webb at email@example.com or by phone at 408-924-5956.
As always, thank you for helping to support our Spartans during Finals!