Read our 2020-2021 Lurie College Impact Report

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our SJSU Lurie College of Education is positioned to lead.  Our faculty, staff, and students have done remarkable work during this past year.  We’ve grown enrollments in our traditional programs and launched exciting new programs that extend our reach to new student populations.  We’ve strengthened our commitment to educational equity and racial justice by investing resources in bold emancipatory initiatives and tackling structural challenges within the college.  We’ve amplified the impact of faculty-led research by strengthening our community partnerships and growing our media engagement.  These achievements position Lurie College to lead our regional P-20 educational ecosystem and to be a model nationally of what it means to be a truly transformative college of education.

Read our 2020-2021 Impact Report above or at sjsu.edu/education/about.

Spend A Day With Our Lurie College Storytellers!

Spend a day with Ana and Caryn as they take us through a day in their lives and make matcha! Keep up with them through the Lurie College Tik Tok and Instagram weekly to watch what they do during their weeks, give tips about school, talk about their passions, and more!

@sjsulurieDay in the life of a student teacher! ##sjsulurie ##storyteller ##dayinthelife♬ Lazy Sunday – Official Sound Studio

@sjsuluriep.2 to mental health series. Do something that grounds you into the present. you are so LOVED!! ##sjsu ##storytellers♬ Fall Sounds – Lofee

Enter Your Name to Dine with the Dean

SJSU Lurie College of Education Dine with the Dean Fall 2021

SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students can enter your name for a chance to join Dean Heather Lattimer and a group of students for great conversation and a complimentary meal each month during the academic year!

Attendees will be selected at random – none of your responses in the RSVP form will affect whether or not you’re selected, but they will help Dean Lattimer learn a little bit about you before the meal if you are selected.

Those who are selected to dine with the dean will receive an email notification approximately 1 week before each meal if once they’ve been randomly selected. Those who aren’t selected for a meal are still eligible to be selected for a future meal. Lurie College students are only eligible to enter their information once and attend at most one meal per academic year.

The Fall 2021 Dine with the Dean events are scheduled to take place:

  • Wednesday, November 3, 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 17, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Enter your name to dine with the dean at tinyurl.com/luriecollegedwd.

Attend the Early Childhood Institute Virtual Speaker Series

SJSU Early Childhood Institute ECI Speaker Series Fall 2021 SEAL

The SJSU Early Childhood Institute (ECI) is thrilled to host Ana Marisol Sanchez and Cory Wechsler from the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) program for our upcoming ECI Virtual Speaker Series event.

Join us on Thursday, October 14, from 3-4pm for a conversation on centering dual language learners through family-school partnerships.  RSVP to attend this event by completing this Google form.

Meet the Lurie College Storytellers!

Our Fall 2021 Lurie College Storytellers, Ana, and Caryn, take you along their journeys to becoming educators and speech and language pathologists. Keep up with them through the Lurie College Tik Tok and Instagram weekly to watch what they do during their weeks, give tips about school work, talk about their passion, and more.

@sjsulurieHi! I’m so happy yo have this opportunity to be a Lurie College Storyteller and take you along on my journey this semester! ##sjsu ##storyteller @sanjosestateuniversity♬ original sound – Lurie College of Education

@sjsulurieWelcome! Excited to be a lurie college storyteller and ready for you to come on this journey with me 😊 ##sjsu ##storytellers @sanjosestateuniversity♬ original sound – Lurie College of Education

 

Attend the Lurie College Student Open Forum

SJSU Lurie College of Education Student Forum

Join Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro on Wednesday, October 6, from 3-4pm on Zoom for an informal discussion about your student priorities!  The information to join the Zoom discussion was sent to Lurie College students via a Google Calendar email invitaiton.

Apply for our Lurie College Student Research Grants

Lurie College is proud to provide 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 20) towards expenses for registration fees, travel, lodging, and meals.

Lurie College is also proud to provide financial support to its 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 20) towards expenses for research supplies. A limited amount of funding is available.

To apply for either of these awards, visit sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid.

SJSU Lurie College of Education 2021-2022 Student Research Grants

Lurie College Faculty and Students Featured on Visions of Education Podcast

Shoutout to Child and Adolescent Development faculty Ellen Middaugh and recent alumni Kristen Huey, Kristina Smith, and George Franco, who were recently featured on the Visions of Education podcast to discuss the research project they are involved in, which centers around young people’s engagement with news through social media.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Faculty Ellen Middaugh Visions of Education Podcast

Call for Applications: Special Consultant for ECI Outreach and Communications

SJSU Lurie College of Education Early Childhood Institute Cover Image

Recognizing the potential each and every child brings into the world, the Early Childhood Institute (ECI) at San José State University promotes equitable, high‐quality, inclusive early learning experiences through:

  • expanding and enhancing the training of early childhood professionals;
  • collaborating with campus and community partners to advance applied research and evaluation;
  • and engaging in advocacy efforts that benefit educators, young children, and families.

To reach this goal, ECI seeks to hire a part‐time Special Consultant for Outreach and Communications to lead marketing and communication efforts to meet strategic objectives established by ECI’s leadership team. This part‐time (approximately 8hrs/wk) one‐year position is available to Unit 3 faculty and SJSU graduate students, with salary commensurate with experience.

View this Google Drive file for the full position description and for the link to apply by 5pm on Friday, October 15.

Upcoming Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network (ESAN) Meeting

Join our Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network (ESAN) student organization on Tuesday, October 5, at 6pm on Zoom for their first meeting of the semester!

ESAN creates an interdisciplinary network of current San José State University students interested in working with young children with alumni currently in the field. The group is intended to respond to the needs of students, with activities based on student interest. This hub of student activity may engage in a variety of professional development activities under the guidance of a faculty advisor. For example, students may be interested in learning more about professional practices across the field to inform their knowledge and interaction with young children. This group may also engage in career exploration, with alumni returning to share insights from their own professional paths.

To become a member, fill out this Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Early Childhood Student Alumni Network ESAN Fall 2021 Meeting

Transforming the Way We Teach

Ellen Middaugh teaching in a classroom pre-pandemic

How can pursuing an education help you find your voice — and how can you use your voice to transform others?

San José State’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education is subverting the hierarchies embedded in higher education, primarily “systemic racism that has historically prevented full inclusion and equity for our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students, staff, and faculty,” one initiative at a time. Starting in 2018, Dean Heather Lattimer invited students, staff and faculty to participate in a year-long strategic planning process to brainstorm innovative ways to disrupt education. How could each department, from Teacher Education to Communicative Disorders and Sciences, create an environment that promoted inclusivity, diversity and anti-racist thought?

The first step? Listening. Listening to our teachers, undergraduates, graduate students and staff as well as educators working in the field, researchers and policymakers. Listening to lecturers like Marcella McCollum, ’05 MA Speech Pathology, ’22 EdD, who not only volunteered to serve on the strategic planning committee but also proposed a minor in Transformative Leadership in partnership with Rebeca Burciaga, professor of educational leadership and Chicana and Chicano Studies.

“We need to think about changing paradigms,” says McCollum. “We cannot just offer a class or textbook that tells you how to overcome the challenges that exist in our current educational systems as they are designed. We want students to question why things are the way they are. We want them to have the tools, so they can push back when something looks unjust.”

Throughout the year-long process, the strategic planning committee interviewed students, gathered research and collaborated to update the college mission. The committee created an identity statement and formed four strategic pillars — community engagement, cultural sustainability, holistic approaches and interdisciplinary collaboration — which unites the college’s work across departments. Faculty, staff and students were then invited to submit grant proposals for endeavors that aligned with those pillars.

Luz Nicacio, ’21 Child and Adolescent Development, provided key insight as the only undergraduate on the committee who helped review grant proposals, provide feedback to those submitting ideas and select those that would be awarded funding.

“I saw how influential my voice was in deciding the college’s direction,” she says. “Being on the committee showed me that my college values the opinions of its students and does care about us.”

Read the full story from Julia Halprin Jackson on the SJSU Transform website.

Lurie College Faculty Published in National Geographic

Congratulations to Child and Adolescent Development faculty Dina Izenstark, who was quoted in the National Geographic article “Want better talks with your kids? Take them outside.” Read the article at on.natgeo.com/3lB5X6x
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“Nature restores people’s ability to pay attention to conversations and reduces their mental fatigue,” says Dina Izenstark, associate professor of child and adolescent development at San José State University and one of the authors of the 2021 study. “This can help family members communicate more effectively and get along better with one another.”
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Read the abstract of the study at bit.ly/3tLKBa8
SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Dina Izenstark 2

Participate in Our Early Childhood Connections Initiative

Are you passionate about supporting young children to reach their full potential?  Do you want to cultivate relationships with others who share your career goals from across SJSU’s Lurie College of Education programs? Get involved in either of the two opportunities below to advance these priorities this school year and beyond!  These options are open to anyone interested in working with young children – as an educator, therapist, counselor, program director, or any of the other professions committed to working with young children.

Opportunity 1: Early Childhood Connections

Apply to the Early Childhood Connections and join us in exploring and building community with others who have a passion for working with young children under age 5.  This opportunity is for current students and Spring 2021 graduates from across SJSU Lurie College of Education programs.  First time ECC participants only.  You will engage in networking meetings as well as small groups led by student coordinators to build community, learn from alumni and other professionals already in the field, and build your path as you pursue a career involving young children. Participants will have an opportunity to shape the program as it unfolds from September 2021 to April 2022.  Supported by Lurie College and the SJSU Early Childhood Institute, this is an opportunity to learn, grow, lead and most importantly, connect!  If you have any questions, email us at joy.foster@sjsu.edu.

Opportunity 2: Early Childhood Student Alumni Network

Join the Early Childhood Student Alumni Network, a recognized student group that is building a broader interdisciplinary network of current San José State University students interested in working with young children and alumni currently in the field.

Whether you are graduating this spring or continuing on in your journey through SJSU, we hope one or both of these opportunities is right for you!

Save the Date: Fall 2021 In-Person Commencement

SJSU Lurie College of Education Commencement Graduation Counselor Education Department New Alumni

On September 2, President Papazian announced that after nearly two years, San José State University is finally able to safely host in-person commencement ceremonies!

That means that this December our Fall 2021 graduating students will be invited to attend their college commencement ceremony, and our Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 graduated students will be invited to attend a makeup ceremony of their choice.

More information is available at sjsu.edu/education/graduation and sjsu.edu/commencement.

Updated Fall 2021 Lurie College Office Hours

Welcome (back) to SJSU and Lurie College!  As we transition into the Fall 2021 semester, we wanted to provide you with the updated locations and hours of our Lurie College of Education spaces.

Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department | Sweeney Hall (SH) 116

  • Mondays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Tuesdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Thursdays: Available by phone or email
  • Fridays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm

Child and Adolescent Development Department | SH 201

  • Mondays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Tuesdays: 8:30am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Thursdays: 8:30am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Fridays: Available by phone or email
  • Virtual office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-12pm, Zoom

Credentials Services Office | SH 445

  • Mondays: 8am-4pm
  • Tuesdays: 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am-4pm
  • Thursdays: 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Fridays: Available by phone or email

Counselor Education Department | SH 404

  • Mondays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Tuesdays: Available by phone or email
  • Wednesdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Thursdays: Available by phone or email
  • Fridays: Available by phone or email

Dean’s Office | SH 103

  • Mondays: 8am-5pm
  • Tuesdays: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am-5pm
  • Thursdays: 8am-5pm
  • Fridays: 8am-5pm

Ed.D. Leadership Program | SH 401

  • Mondays: Available by phone or email
  • Tuesdays: 9am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Wednesdays: Available by phone or email
  • Thursdays: 9am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Fridays: Available by phone or email

Educational Leadership Department | SH 219

  • Mondays: Available by phone or email
  • Tuesdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am-2pm
  • Thursdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Fridays: Available by phone or email

Special Education Department | SH 204

  • Mondays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Tuesdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Thursdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Fridays: Available by phone or email

Student Success Center | SH 106

  • Mondays: 8am-6pm
  • Tuesdays: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am-6pm
  • Thursdays: 8am-6pm
  • Fridays: Available by phone or email

Study & Collaboration Room | SH 446

  • Mondays: 8am-6pm
  • Tuesdays: 8am-6pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am-6pm
  • Thursdays: 8am-6pm
  • Fridays: –

Teacher Education Department | SH 305

  • Mondays: 9am-12pm, 1-6pm
  • Tuesdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am-12pm, 1-6pm
  • Thursdays: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Fridays: Available by phone and email

Attend the Lurie College Student Open Forum

SJSU Lurie College of Education Student Forum

Join Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro on Wednesday, September 1, from 3-4pm on Zoom for an informal discussion about your student priorities!  The information to join the Zoom discussion was sent to Lurie College students via a Google Calendar email invitaiton.

Fall 2021 Welcome Message from Dean Lattimer

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester at SJSU’s Lurie College of Education. We are so excited to be back on campus this fall and very much look forward to connecting with you in person. Our faculty, staff, and student leaders have been working hard to prepare engaging and meaningful in person and virtual experiences that are designed to support you on your educational journey.

The past year and a half has repeatedly demonstrated the importance of the academic and professional fields housed in our college. As our society has grappled with the overlapping pandemics of COVID 19, economic inequality, racial injustice, and environmental degradation, it is our teachers, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders who are providing possibility and hope to children, families, and communities.

As a college, we are committed to preparing you to be transformative leaders in your fields. In your classes this semester you’ll be challenged to explore new ideas and dig deep into critical questions. You’ll also have opportunities to connect to faculty and advisors outside of class, work on faculty-led research projects, and pursue initiatives connected to our college strategic plan. Our student-led clubs offer academic enrichment, advocacy, and social activities. And I encourage you to make time to go to your professors’ office hours, drop by our Student Success Center, and just hang out with other students in your program – this human connection is something that we’ve all been craving during the past year and a half. And it is in these informal interactions that life-long connections are made and some of the best, most transformative learning takes place.

As we navigate the coming semester, I encourage you to be patient with yourselves and others as we all adapt to the evolving dynamics of the pandemic. Please take care of yourselves and prioritize your physical, mental, and emotional health. Look out for members of our larger community by remembering to wear your mask, stay home, and get tested if you have any COVID symptoms, and – if you haven’t already, please get vaccinated. Our faculty and staff are working to ensure the safest conditions possible. Stay in close communication with your professors and program advisors, ask questions if you need clarification, and reach out if you have a physical or mental health concern. More information about SJSU health policies and additional resources can be found on the SJSU Adapt website. These are challenging times and we all need to prioritize kindness and generosity in our community and remember to give grace to yourselves and one another.

My hope for you is that you will find joy this semester. In the midst of multiple pressures and sometimes overwhelming challenges, I hope that you find joy in your classes, in our Lurie College community, and in the purpose and passion that brought you to SJSU. Our faculty, staff, and leadership team are here to support you and champion your success at every step along your journey.

Take good care and have a fantastic Fall semester!

Apply to Become a Lurie College Multimedia Student Assistant or Storyteller

Lurie College Multimedia Student Assistant

SJSU Lurie College of Education Multimedia Student Assistant

We are seeking an SJSU student to join our community as a part-time Multimedia Student Assistant!  The Lurie College of Education Multimedia Student Assistant will support the efforts of the Dean’s Office to effectively communicate opportunities, resources, and stories to our community through several digital mediums such as graphic design, photography, videography, social media, websites, blogs, newsletters, and Zoom.  This position is intended to primarily be remote / virtual but may have in-person opportunities depending on availability and need.  Learn more about us via our Lurie College Linktree.

Required Qualifications

  • Available to work 10-20 hours per week
  • Ability to complete projects in a remote, sometimes asynchronous environment
  • Ability to contribute to a positive workplace environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with various audiences such as current students, prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff
  • General knowledge of software platforms such as the Microsoft Office suite, Google Suite, and/or Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience with one or more of the following – digital publications, graphic design, photography, videography, social media management, and/or website optimization
  • General knowledge of SJSU university policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, and possibly beyond depending on need, interest, and funding
  • Prior administrative and/or client service experience
  • Experience with interviewing and/or storytelling
  • Familiarity with the Lurie College of Education’s organizational structure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, and/or Adobe Creative Cloud

The anticipated compensation for this position will be $16-17/hour, depending on experience.  To learn more and apply by Sunday, August 29, visit sjsu.joinhandshake.com and search for job #5217870.

Lurie College Storytellers

SJSU Lurie College of Education Storytellers

Lurie College Career Center Support

SJSU Lurie College of Education Career Center Support Fall 2021

Get support from our SJSU Lurie College Career Center Counselor, Christine Bautista, during the Fall 2021 semester!

Welcome Back, Lurie College Students!

We hope you have a great Fall 2021 semester 💙💛

@sjsulurieWelcome back, ##SJSU ##LurieCollege family! We hope you have a great Fall 2021 semester💙💛 @sanjosestateuniversity♬ Lofi – Domknowz

Connect with Lurie College and SJSU

Connect with the SJSU Lurie College of Education @sjsulurie

Stay connected to helpful online resources as we head into the Fall 2021 semester!  Here are some initial Lurie College of Education and SJSU resources:

Lurie College Student Presenting at Higher Ed Conference

Congratulations to Child and Adolescent Development and Educational Leadership student Vinson Vũ, whose program proposal “Resilient Superstars: How We Can Support the Futures of Trans+ Young Adults” has been accepted for the 2021 NASPA Western Regional Conference!

ChAD Department Featured in Reading Partners Newsletter

Congratulations to our Child and Adolescent Development department, which was highlighted in a recent Reading Partners newsletter!  Read the full feature below.

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Each year, Reading Partners collaborates with San José State University’s (SJSU) childhood and adolescent development (ChAD) program to provide opportunities for their undergraduate students, who are on-track to becoming educators, to work with local K-4th grade students in the Silicon Valley community. SJSU’s ChAD students learn the concepts around becoming effective instructors and educators in their coursework, and through the partnership with Reading Partners, their undergraduates are able to implement and refine the skills they learn through tutoring our students.

SJSU ChAD students have shown continued resiliency in how they deliver tutoring sessions to our students, whether it is online via our virtual platform or in person at our reading centers. We are constantly amazed by how thoughtful and committed ChAD students are; as a result, we want to commend and recognize our SJSU partners for serving as tutors and role models for many K-4th grade students throughout our community.

Learn more about ChAD’s service learning opportunities at sjsu.edu/chad/resources/service-learning

Lurie College Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Mountain West Honors

Congratulations to Child and Adolescent Development students Kaiya Johnson (track and field) and Mia Schafer (volleyball), who recently received Academic All-Mountain West Honors along with 135 other SJSU student-athletes.  View the full list of honorees on the SJSU Spartans website.

Kaiya Johnson (left) is a sprinter and Child & Adolescent Development student. Photo: @SanJoseStTFXC Twitter

Mia Schafer is a volleyball player and Child & Adolescent Development student. Photo: The Spear SJSU

Child Development Lab Play Yard Reaches Crowdfunding Goal

Thanks to the efforts of our Child and Adolescent Development students Julia Doan and Erin Maxwell and faculty Joy Foster, Jessica Frasier, Rayna Friendly, and Emily Slusser and thanks to the numerous contributions from Lurie College donors, our Play Yard Crowdfunding Campaign has exceeded our goal and raised a total of $10,175!  We’re looking forward to transforming our Child Development Lab Preschool Play Yard into one that promotes inclusivity and enhances the quality of care and instruction offered to the Toddler Lab students.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child Development Preschool Play Yard Crowdfunding Campaign