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.

Watch Our Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series

Learn from Lydia X.Z. Brown, advocate, organizer, attorney, strategist, and writer whose work focuses on interpersonal and state violence against disabled people. Connect with Lydia on Twitter @autistichoya.

Join us on Thursday, December 2, from 4:30-5:30pm PST on Zoom to learn from Alice Wong, disabled activist, writer, editor, media maker, consultant, and founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project. Connect with Alice on Twitter @SFdirewolf.

ASL interpreters and live captioning will be provided. If you are in need of additional accommodations, email luriecollege@sjsu.edu.

Attend Our Institute for Emancipatory Education Webinar

SJSU Lurie College of Education Institute for Emancipatory Education from Theory to Praxis Webinar

The Institute for Emancipatory Education at the SJSU Lurie College of Education is honored to present Dr. Tara J. Yosso as our Inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Dr. Yosso will kick off this new role by leading the webinar “Emancipatory Education from Theory to Praxis: Community Cultural Wealth, Counterstorytelling, and Critical Race Media Literacy” on Monday, October 25, from 5-6:30pm PDT.

This webinar is for SJSU students, faculty, and staff interested in moving the concept of emancipatory education from theory to praxis. Tara J. Yosso will discuss three areas of her work: community cultural wealth, counterstorytelling, and critical race media literacy. Together, participants will identify points of praxis for our own work.

Learn more and RSVP at sjsu.edu/education/community/iee.

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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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

Lurie College Leading Ethnic Studies Efforts

With California becoming the first state in the United States to make the completion of an ethnic studies course a requirement for high school graduation, Lurie College has already been leading in this area and preparing educators in our college to teach ethnic studies at the secondary level.  Watch the video below to earn more about 3 of our Lurie College students – Julia Duggs, Jenna Kunz, and Angelica Lopez – who had Ethnic Studies Teacher Residencies during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Julia also copresented “Freedom Dreaming: Ethnic Studies Teaching in the Secondary Grades” and Teacher Education faculty Wanda Watson copresented “Bringing Our Humanity to the TK-5 Classroom Through an Ethnic Studies Stance” as part of the Summer 2021 Lurie College K-12 Teaching Academy.

Lurie College and CSU Fullerton Translanguaging Conference

Join Lurie College and CSU Fullerton on Saturday, November 6, from 9:30am-12:30pm for their free Translanguaging Conference, Segunda Conferencia Cooperativa: Enseñanza y Liderazgo a través del Translenguaje. The conferene will include a keynote – “Leveraging Students’ Cultural, Sociopolitical, and Translingual Lifeworlds for Learning” – as well as two sessions – “Enseñar Historia en un Contexto de Translanguagin” and “Reconocer y promover la diversidad lingüística en la aula de kinder en Quebec: contexto y ejemplos.” Learn more and RSVP at tinyurl.com/liderazgoytranslenguaje2.

SJSU Lurie College of Education and CSU Fullerton Translanguaging Fonference Fall 2021

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

Attend Our Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series

SJSU Lurie College of Education IEE Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series Lydia X.Z. Brown Alice Wong

The Intersectional Disability Studies Strand (IDSS), under the SJSU Lurie College of Education’s Institute for Emancipatory Education (IEE), serves as a community-engaged, culturally sustaining space that centers disability visibility and disability as an intersectional identity. Our strand provides specific resources and support to engage intersectional disability studies and accessibility in education.

Join us on Monday, October 18, from 4:30-5:30pm PDT on Zoom to learn from Lydia X.Z. Brown, advocate, organizer, attorney, strategist, and writer whose work focuses on interpersonal and state violence against disabled people.  Join us on Thursday, December 2, from 4:30-5:30pm PST on Zoom to learn from Alice Wong, disabled activist, writer, editor, media maker, consultant, and founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project. Live captions will be available at both events and ASL interpreters will be available at Alice’s event. If you are in need of additional accommodations, email luriecollege@sjsu.edu.

Learn more and RSVP for either event at sjsu.edu/education/community/iee/ids.

 

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.

Global Connections: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture Workshop

Join Lurie College, SJSU International Student and Scholar Services, the SJSU Pride Center, and SJSU MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center on Tue., Oct. 19, from 4-5pm via Zoom to learn more about LGBTQ+ identities through a multicultural lens while interacting with other students and sharing your perspectives. RSVP at bit.ly/gsc-connections.

SJSU Global Connections Gender Sexuality and Culture Workshop Lurie College Pride Center-MOSAIC Center 2

13th Annual Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education

Registration is now open for the 13thth annual Cilker Arts Conference. The conference will be held virtually on Friday, Nov. 5th and Saturday, Nov. 6th (from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm) and is FREE for SJSU students! This year’s conference will focus on addressing the new environment of learning and teaching and emphasize how the arts can be a means to promote cultural inclusivity. You can learn how to incorporate the arts into preschool to 8th-grade classrooms. There will be workshops in areas including theater, dance, music, digital arts, and visual arts led by teaching artists and local arts organizations.

This conference is co-sponsored by the SJSU Lurie College of Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Learn more and register at https://whova.com/portal/registration/mccae_202111

Lurie College Faculty Publishes Journal Article

Congratulations to Counselor Education faculty Kyoung Mi Choi, who copublished “A phenomenological approach to understanding sexual minority college students in South Korea” in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development!  Dr. Choi and Dr. Insoo Oh used a phenomenological approach to explore 12 sexual minority Korean college students’ coming out experiences. They found four themes from in-depth interviews, including (a) expression of universal needs, (b) awareness of sociocultural violence, (c) coping strategies, and (d) cocreating an inclusive culture. They characterize interactions of sociocultural factors, such as gender norms, sexual prejudice, and education with sexual identity development. Findings provide an understanding of the importance of developing effective and empowering strategies for counseling.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Kyoung Mi Choi

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

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.

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!

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

Lurie College Faculty Named Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Multiple Subject Credential Program Supervisor and Lecturer Asha Sudra Finkel, who has been selected as September’s honorary poet laureate for Santa Clara County!  Asha has been recognized by the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators, KQED, TEDx, Content Magazine, SVPride, and GenCreates that she consistently uses her platform to voice out against injustice. She published Crawling in my Skin, a Kafkaesque exploration of the mind and mental health through the metaphor of ants, which was featured by Brown Girl Mag. Her latest book, Not Your Masi’s Generation is a memoir-like workbook that tackles mental health and healing from intergenerational trauma. Her dream is to establish her own K-12 school rooted in restorative practices, art, and social justice based standards.

Learn more about the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate program at svcreates.org/poet-laureate-program/

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate SJSU Teacher Education Faculty Asha Sudra

Counselor Education Students Participate in International ZoomPal Project

In collaboration with Dr. Insoo Oh at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, Counselor Education faculty Dr. Kyoung Mi Choi facilitated a week-long international virtual exchange program from August 8 to August 12, 2021. It was a wonderful opportunity for seven Counselor Education graduate students, Victor Calvillo Chavez, Yesenia Torres, Jasmine Torres, Laura Sheldon, Jilian Gomez, Ligia Briseno, Elvia Hernandez, at San José State University to co-facilitate a small group discussion and to engage in cross-cultural conversation with 13 Korean college students at Ewha Womans University about a range of topics, including diversity in college life, learning styles and academic success, career exploration and decision-making process, friendship and romantic relationships, and self-care and mental health in COVID-19. Dr. Samuel Y. Kim (assistant professor at the University of Denver) and Julia Kim (graduate student in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education), also joined as guest speakers and shared their cross-cultural expertise and experiences.

CSU Statement in Support of Culturally Sustaining, Equity Driven, and Justice Focused Pedagogies

Juneteenth March and Rally at SJSU

The SJSU Lurie College of Education is committed to taking action to advance racial justice and educational equity. As deans, we are in solidarity with our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community partners whose work confronts structural racism, inequity, and oppression in our educational systems and society at large. At a time when there is tremendous pressure and scrutiny on educators, we want to make clear our responsibility and commitment to support our colleagues and community to speak truth, advance our collective understanding through research and teaching, and advocate for justice.

Education Deans and Leaders from campuses across the California State University system are similarly allied with educators who advance culturally sustaining, equity driven, and justice focused pedagogies and have issued a statement to voice their support.  Learn more about our Lurie College Racial Justice Priorities and Strategic Plan Initiatives at sjsu.edu/education/community/strategic-plan.

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.