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.

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.

SJSU Lurie College of Education NSSLHA Fall 2021 Speaker Series - Latisha Rodriguez_Page_1

SJSU Lurie College of Education NSSLHA Fall 2021 Speaker Series - Latisha Rodriguez_Page_2

Upcoming Lurie College Program Info Sessions

SJSU Lurie College of Education Ed.D Leadership Program Students

The time to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader is now!  The SJSU Lurie College of Education is hosting several upcoming info sessions for prospective students to learn more about our academic opportunities and the details for our Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 application cycles.  Select any of the links below to learn more about how to join the Zoom session for each session and please help spread the word to anyone who you think will find these opportunities of interest.

Lurie College Faculty Published Opinion Piece About Coming Out

Shoutout to Counselor Education faculty Kyoung Mi Choi, who published the opinion piece “What I Learned When I Came Out to My Asian Mother” in Yes! Magazine.

“Initially, she was shocked. She expressed her excruciating pain and disappointment toward me and herself, thinking that she wasn’t a “good” Asian mother. She became silent for a while; years went by. Then she slowly opened up, started asking me questions, listening to my stories, and meeting my partner. She ultimately replaced her feelings of shame and guilt with deeper understanding and love.”

SJSU Lurie College Counselor Education Faculty Kyoung Mi Choi Coming Out Yes Magazine

Illustration by Tevy Khou.

Lurie College Faculty Publishes Book Chapter

Congratulations to Counselor Education faculty Jason Laker, who published a chapter entitled, A Modest Ambitious Proposal: Envisioning an Education System that Works for Everyone, with co-author, Dr. Kornelija Mrnjaus (Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Rijeka, Republic of Croatia) in a text entitled, Problems and Perspectives of Contemporary Education (2021). The book was published by the Institute for Educational Research (Belgrade, Serbia) in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, Peoples` Friendship University of Russia (Moscow, Russia) and the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia).

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Jason Laker

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 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

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 Black Graduate Support Group

SJSU Lurie College of Education Black Graduate Student Support Group

Hello, my name is Desirae McNeil.  I am a graduate student ambassador for the Lurie college here at San Jose State University.  As a student ambassador, I have an opportunity to hear and support graduate students in the college.  It was on my heart to start a community with other Black-identifying grad students together.  If you identify as a Black graduate student and are interested in creating a space to meet once or twice a month to support one another, please complete this intake form.

Student Spotlight: Huy Le

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Student Huy Le

“As a future community college counselor, I am keenly determined to decrease these unequal, recurring rates by closing the achievement gap among first-generation, low-income college students from diverse backgrounds so that they can attain their educational goals.”

Congratulations to Counselor Education student Huy Le, who was selected by the SJSU College of Graduate Studies to receive the Bertha Kalm scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year!  Learn more about Huy on the College of Graduate Studies’ blog.

Lurie College Credential Services Office Has Relocated

Our Credential Services Office is now located in Sweeney Hall (SH) 445! Stop by during their normal office hours for support with applying for your credentials and learn more about their resources and services at sjsu.edu/education/academics/credentials

SJSU Lurie College of Education Credential Analyst Ha Thai

SJSU Lurie College of Education Credential Analyst Catherine Davis

Lurie College Faculty Presenting at CSU Center to Close the Opportunity Gap Summit

On Friday, July 30, join Teacher Education faculty Brent Duckor and Counselor Education faculty Lorri Capizzi at the online CCOG Educator Summit, where we will feature Dr. Erika Zepeda, Educational Psychologist and CCREE consultant, in our breakout session “Using Trauma Informed Approaches in a Post-Pandemic Classroom for Students in Foster Care and Youth Experiencing Homelessness.” Dr. Zepeda will provide educators with “on-the-ground” tools to assess and support students transitioning back into the classroom in a post-pandemic world. Dr. Zepeda will include her experience in working with culturally diverse communities and in identifying student protective and risk factors through a trauma informed approach for all students and in particular for students in foster care and youth experiencing homelessness. Register to attend the summit by Thursday, July 15, by completing this Google form.

Register for our Free K-12 Teaching Academy Webinars

SJSU Lurie College of Education Summer 2021 K-12 Teaching Academy

We established our free K-12 Teaching Academy in Summer 2020 to support current teachers, teacher candidates, and community partners in transitioning to online teaching as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, our webinar recordings have been viewed nearly 25,000 times and our series has been highlighted on ABC7 News, EdSource, and the COVID-19 CA website.

Join us from Monday, June 28 – Thursday, July 8, for our free Summer 2021 K-12 Teaching Academy webinars, which will feature teachers, administrators, professors, and other practitioners and focus on relevant topics regarding returning to a “new normal” in classrooms in Fall 2021. Sessions include:

  • Week(s) of Welcome: Intentional, Inclusive Relationships Start Here
  • The Discussion-based Classroom
  • Talk as Transformation: Building Equity, Agency and Joy in the Elementary Classroom
  • Reimagining K-16 (Science) Teaching and Learning During a Time of Crisis: Transforming Learning Environments Through Justice-Centered Instructional and Pedagogical Design
  • Centering Humanity Through Identity-Informed Collaborative Notebook Activities
  • Better Together: Partnering with Families and the Community for Student Success
  • Considering Community and Trauma
  • The Next Normal: Reimagining Next Year’s Classroom
  • Bringing Our Humanity to the TK-5 Classroom Through an Ethnic Studies Stance
  • Queering the Classroom to Foster a Safe and Inclusive Environment: Lessons from Research and Practice
  • Freedom Dreaming: Ethnic Studies Teaching in the Secondary Grades
  • Bring it Back to the Classroom: What Did We Learn From a Year of COVID?
  • Building Culture and Community One Story at a Time

Learn more about each session and RSVP for as many as you’d like at sjsu.edu/education/community/k12-academy.

Lurie College Faculty Present at CSU Center to Close the Opportunity Gap Webinar

Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Brent Duckor and Counselor Education faculty Lorri Capizzi, who co-presented the webinar “How can Teachers, School Counselors, & Administrators support educational outcomes for students in foster care during extraordinary times?” as part of their SJSU Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education (CCREE) and in collaboration with the CSU Center for Closing the Opportunity Gap (CCOG). Watch the recording of the webinar below.