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

Upcoming Lurie College Student Org Events

Join our Counselor Education Graduate Organization (CEGO) for their Financing Graduate School workshop on Monday, October 25, at 7pm.  The session will include an overview of financial aid myths, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the California Dream Act Application, deadlines, and more presented by an SJSU Financial Aid Staff member.  RSVP at bit.ly/cego2021 and contact CEGO by email at cegostudentorg@gmail.com or on Instagram @cegostudentorg with any questions.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Graduate Organization Financing Graduate School Workshop

Join our National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) on Thursday, October 28, at 3pm for their Speaker Series featuring Latisha Rodriguez, M.S. CCC-SLP.  Latisha is an amazing Speech-Language Pathologist and SLPA/Intern/CF Supervisor who is very passionate about the field and inspiring SLPs to be.  RSVP at https://linktr.ee/Sjsunsslhachapter and contact NSSLHA by email at sjsunsslhachapter@gmail.com or on Instagram @sjsunsslhachapter with any questions.

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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.

Lurie College Faculty Presenting at SJSU University Scholar Series

Congratulations to Communicative Disorders and Sciences faculty Pei-Tzu Tsai, who has been selected to present at the next SJSU University Scholar Series on Wednesday, October 20 from, 12-1 pm, on Zoom!  Dr. Tsai will discuss underlying factors of stuttering and stuttering therapy to develop culturally and linguistically responsive services for individuals who stutter and advocating for acceptance and diversity in communication.  Learn more and RSVP at library.sjsu.edu/faculty-services/university-scholar-series.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Faculty Pei-Tzu Tsai

Take A Break With Our Lurie College Storytellers!

Grab a coffee and watch as Ana and Caryn talk about taking a break and mental health. 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!

 

@sjsulurieHi everyone! I this past week was really stressful for me so I wanted to talk about the importance of making time for yourself. ##storyteller♬ original sound – Lurie College of Education

@sjsuluriept. 1 to a little mental health series i’m doing. Be kind to yourself and know any victory is one to be celebrated. ❣️ ##sjsu ##sjsustorytellers♬ original sound – Lurie College of Education

Lurie College Faculty Guest Edits Journal Publication

Congratulations to Communicative Disorders & Sciences faculty Nidhi Mahendra, who was the guest editor for and published “Racism, Equity and Inclusion in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Reflections and the Road Ahead” in Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders: Beyond Cultural Competence: Addressing Racism, Equity and Inclusion!  The article introduces this timely special issue on Beyond Cultural Competence: Addressing racism, equity and inclusion, and provides information on how this issue was conceptualized. The editors reflect on the critical importance of equity and inclusion work in speech-language pathology and audiology in order to address structural racism and inequities for diverse students and professionals. It concludes by offering insights about the emerging levels of evidence as well as a call to action for continued engagement and expanded scholarship of teaching and learning research on these topics.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Faculty Nidhi Mahendra

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 Quoted in Washington Post Article

Shoutout to Communicative Disorders and Sciences faculty Nidhi Mahendra, who was recently quoted in the Washington Post article “The post-pandemic future of college? It’s on campus and online.”

…but small steps can make a difference online. Nidhi Mahendra, a professor of communicative disorders and sciences, began opening her Zoom classroom well ahead of the start time when she noticed students clicking in 20 minutes early. It gave them more time to bond through chitchat. “That’s been kind of a kick, actually,” Mahendra said. “Never happened before.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Faculty Nidhi Mahendra

Upcoming NSSLHA Org Meetings

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Communicative Disorders and Sciences students are encouraged to join the SJSU National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter, which represents students’ interests, sponsors local speaker seminars, and participates in community service projects and fundraising activities. For more information about upcoming events and opportunities, visit the SJSU NSSHLA InstagramTwitterFacebook page, or email us at sjsunsslhachapter@gmail.com.

Join us every other Thursday at 3pm on Zoom for our meetings! There will be in person socials and online educational meetings in alternation. Register soon and mark your calendars. Connect with us on Instagram @sjsunsslhachapter for more details.

  • Thursday, September 2
  • Thursday, September 16
  • Thursday, September 30
  • Thursday, October 14
  • Thursday, October 28
  • Thursday, November 11
  • Thursday, November 25
  • Thursday, December 9

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.

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.

Upcoming Student Org Events

Join our Counselor Education Graduate Organization (CEGO) on Tuesday, September 14, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Grad to chat, hang out, and meet new people!

Join our National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) on Thursday, September 16, from 3-4pm in Sweeney Hall 433 for a game night to play games, make friends, and enjoy snacks!

SJSU Lurie College of Education NSSLHA Fall 2021 Game Night

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.

Meet the SJSU NSSLHA Student Org Board

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We’ve got a Full House…of Board!! So excited to introduce you to our NSSLHA Board for the 2021-2022 school year. We are all looking forward to getting to know you and work with you all this year. Wishing everyone a strong start💙💛🤩

Our SJSU National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) enables students to have access to professional, educational, and clinical resources and participate in American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and NSSLHA sponsored events.  Connect with SJSU NSSLHA on Instagram (@sjsunsslhachapter), Twitter (@sjsunsslha), Facebook (@sjsuNSSLHA), or sjsunsslhachapter@gmail.com.

Recent Communicative Disorders & Sciences Publications

Congratulations to some of our Communicative Disorders and Sciences faculty on their recent publications!  View more CD&S faculty highlights on the new sjsu.edu/cds website.

Dr. Peitzu Tsai co-published “Voice-related Experiences of Nonbinary Individuals” in the Journal of Voice with recent alumni Grace Shefcik, who also received the SJSU Outstanding Thesis Award for the 2020-2021 academic year.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Faculty Megan Cuellar

Dr. Megan Cuellar co-published “Objective measures of lingual and jaw function in healthy adults and persons with Parkinson’s disease: Implications for swallowing” in Physiology and Behavior and co-published “Objective physiological measures of lingual and jaw function in healthy individuals and individuals with dysphagia due to neurodegenerative diseases” in MethodsX.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Faculty Lyle Lustigman

Dr. Lyle Lustigman published “Early collaborations: Adult-Child and child-adult co-construction of ‘but’-clauses” in Interactional Linguistics and copublished “Levels of Integration in Children’s Early Clause Combining in Hebrew” in Language Learning and Development.

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 Black Graduate Student Support Group

Hello!  I’m Desirae McNeil.  I am a Graduate Student Ambassador for Lurie College.  It was on my heart to start a community with other Black-identifying grad students together.  If you are interested in joining me in creating a space to regularly meet for networking and support, please complete the interest form at bit.ly/lcoeblackgrad.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Graduate Student Desirae McNeil

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