What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College? Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader? A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups? The opportunities, events, and culture? Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share uplifting stories from our community. Learn about Charline Tenorio, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences alumni and graduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!
“The overall environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and upward mobility of supporting each other is what really provides me with a sense of belonging here at Lurie College. I had entered the college as a shy freshman and really got the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone by interacting with my peers. Everyone in the college definitely upholds the idea of supporting one another in good times and bad; academically, professionally, and socially. There is definitely something at the college for you, whether it be in student-run organizations with peers, project-based learning with faculty, or opportunities beyond the classroom with administrators.”
We’re building community at the SJSU Lurie College of Education while sheltering-in-place. Challenge a friend, classmate, professors, advisors, or colleague to answer 10 questions in 2 minutes using 1 take. You choose the questions (nothing designed to embarrass please). If you record a video of the responses and share it on social media, tag us @sjsulurie and then pass on the challenge. If you’ve already been interviewed, it’s your turn to interview someone else. Watch Briettny Curtner, graduate student in the Department of Counselor Education, interview Dean Heather Lattimer, and then Dean Heather Lattimer interview Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro in the videos below.
Watch this recording to learn from staff in the SJSU Scholarships Office and faculty on the Lurie College Scholarship Review committee about the 2020-2021 Lurie College scholarship application process. More details about all of the Lurie College scholarship and grant opportunities are available at sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid. The deadline to apply for SJSU and Lurie College scholarships is Friday, May 1, 2020, so start your application process as soon as you can!
Join Janene, Annie, Saul, and Krista from the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center on Wed., Mar. 25, from 11am-12pm to share what’s on your mind! Join the conversation via Zoom at https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/688703056.
Watch this video for a message from Dean Heather Lattimer following the announcement from SJSU that the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been postponed in response to COVID-19. Those who are eligible to complete their academic programs, apply for graduation (undergraduate) or candidacy (graduate), and fulfill all of their academic requirements will still graduate as planned. If you are experiencing a financial hardship during this time, please visit http://sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid to apply for a Lurie College of Education Hardship Grant.
Join Lurie College of Education Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro for a virtual lunch on Friday, March, 20, at 12pm via Zoom to connect with one another and share stories from the week!
The rankings, released on March 17, show the Lurie College placed in these four categories:
Tied for #2 among CSU schools of education
In the top 5 for schools of education in the Bay Area
Tied for #16 among schools of education in California
Debuted at #158 for best education schools in the country
“All of us in the Lurie College of Education are proud that we have been recognized for our efforts to prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders,” said Lurie College Dean Heather Lattimer. “We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners to expand our college’s opportunities and impact in the region!”
The magazine bases its ranking of best graduate schools of education on two types of data: reputational surveys of deans and other academic officials and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. They also assess both the preparedness of a school’s incoming students and the career or academic outcomes of a school’s graduates.
As SJSU and our society at large are temporarily transitioning to a more remote, virtual environment, it’s crucial to identify ways to continue to cultivate a sense of connection with one another and to practice self-care. Listen to this video chat with Saul Ruiz, Janene Perez, Annie Nobuhiro, and Krista Stirling from our Lurie College Student Success Center to learn more about how they are planning to practice self-care during this time. Connect with us on Instagram – @sjsulurie and @luriesuccess – for more announcements, opportunities, and resources!
The SJSU Career Center Counselor for Lurie College, Christine Bautista, is now available for virtual appointments via Zoom on Mondays from 1-2:30pm and Tuesdays: 1:30-3:30pm. To schedule an appointment with Christine, login to sjsu.joinhandshake.com or email email@example.com. Christine is also hosting a virtual LinkedIn for Educators workshop on Tuesday, April 7, from 3-4:30pm. To register for this workshop, visit http://bit.ly/lurie-workshops.
At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, we prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders. Learn from Derica, Andrea, Gabrielle, and Willy – four of our alumni from our Child and Adolescent Development Department – as they share their stories and insights.
Derica Malaca graduated from SJSU in the class of 2018 with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development with a Community Focus and a minor in Health Professions. Derica is currently an Administrative Assistant in the Gateway Child Development Center at the YMCA of San Francisco as well as a Financial Educator with World System Builder.
Andrea Marie Madrinan graduated from SJSU in the class of 2015 with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development and later earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Andrea is currently a High School Counselor in the Fremont Unified School District.
Gabrielle Jeanpierre graduated from SJSU in the class of 2016 with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development. Gabrielle is currently a Career Development Program Specialist with the Goodwill of Silicon Valley.
Willy Kwong graduated from SJSU in the class of 2013 with a BA in Child Development and again in the class of 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Willy is currently a full-time faculty member at Mission College.
The Lurie College of Education Student Success Center is still open during normal hours Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm and Friday, 8am-12pm! Feel free to stop by Sweeney Hall 106 for advising support, wifi and study space, and more. Here are a few small changes to our services:
Academic Advising & Writing Tutoring: We are currently scheduling advising appointments, and are happy to meet by phone or Zoom! Drop-in hours are varied and based on advisor availability. The writing tutor is now available by Zoom and has expanded hours. Please visit the Writing Center website to schedule an appointment.
Pres. Papazian recently announced that the university is moving courses to distributed or fully online instruction beginning March 16 and that for the next four days (3/10 – 3/13) we will be suspending in-person classes in order to provide time for faculty and staff to prepare for the transition. Visit the SJSU Health Advisories webpage for more information.
I wanted to follow up with some additional information specific to the SJSU Lurie College of Education —
Field Experiences: Field experiences are critical components of your academic program and, in many cases, a minimum number of hours are required for credentialing and licensure. We anticipate that most field experiences will continue this week and into the foreseeable future (see details below). Exceptions to this expectation include: (a.) If you have a reasonable concern that participating in a field experience will pose an inappropriate risk to your own health or the health of others. (b.). If you have had any known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. (c.) If your placement has closed down due to health concerns and/or is limiting access to students. If you believe that you fall into any of these three categories, please contact your supervisor, instructor, and/or program coordinator.
Off-campus field experiences will continue — If you are in student teaching, a practicum placement, internship, or other clinical experience as part of your degree or credential program, you are expected to continue in your placement this week and for the foreseeable future. Although the CTC has recently announced that there may be some flexibility if schools close, they continue to expect that students will participate in field experiences as long as schools remain open. I have been in contact with the Santa Clara County Office of Education Superintendent, Dr. Mary Ann Dewan; at this point, she expects schools to continue with normal operations.
ChAD lab preschool will continue — The toddler and preschool lab schools operated by the Department of Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) will continue to operate this week and into the foreseeable future. If you are currently teaching in this school as part of your ChAD degree program, you are expected to continue in this assignment. This experience is an essential part of your learning and the children and families of the school depend on your classroom leadership. Please confirm your continued participation with your instructor(s).
CDS Clinics are suspended this week — We will suspend CDS Clinic operations this week while we explore remote delivery options for some of the clinic experiences. Since some of our CDS clinics serve vulnerable populations, including elderly individuals and individuals with compromised immune systems, it is appropriate to explore how TeleHealth services might be utilized to continue to provide services and support CDS student learning. We will also be looking at simulation options and may continue to provide some face-to-face services. More information will be provided later this week.
On-Campus Supports: As noted in the President’s message, the SJSU campus and all services will remain open. Specific supports that may be of assistance include the following:
The Lurie College Student Success Center — Janene, Krista, and Saul are here to help! If you have questions about how to access online learning, need access to a computer or wifi, need academic support, need a referral for additional services, or just need a place to hang out, please call or stop by. They will also be continuing with scheduled writing tutor hours, workshops, and drop-in advising. Location: Sweeney Hall (SH) 106 Office hours: Monday – Thursday | 8:00am-6:00pm; Friday | 8:00am-12:00pm Phone: 408-924-2700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible Education Center — If you have specific concerns about being able to access online content as we look ahead to transitioning to remote teaching and learning, please connect with support providers in AEC. Although every effort will be made by instructors to ensure accessibility we know that the speed of this transition may lead to some challenges. Please let your instructor know if you anticipate challenges and take advantage of the resources provided by AEC. Administration Building 110. 408-924-6000 email@example.com
Counseling and Psychological Services — A public health concern can lead to feelings of depression, panic, and helplessness. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please know that there are many people in the college and across the university who care and want to help. Please reach out to faculty, staff, and administrators directly or contact CAPS at (408) 924-5910 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to respond to evolving conditions. Please know that we are working to balance two very real priorities — We want to protect the health and well being of our students and community, and we also want to ensure that you are continuing to make progress toward your degrees and credentials.
The situation continues to evolve as we all monitor the status of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the community response. At this time, SJSU remains open and classes continue as regularly scheduled. The Santa Clara County Office of Education and the County Public Health Department are not recommending school closures at this time. Most schools and clinics across the region remain open.
At this time, we expect students in field placements to continue to participate in your school and clinic placements as long as your sites remain open. However, if a student has a compromised immune system or some other reasonable health concern and believes that going to their placement could present an unnecessary risk, you should notify your supervisor and field placement coordinator. Supervisors and field placement coordinators will work with you to determine appropriate next steps. If you have questions / concerns about your individual health risks, please contact the student health center or your individual health care provider.
If you think you have been exposed to 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), do NOT come to campus nor go to your field placement site(s). Please contact your supervisor and program coordinator immediately by phone, text, or email. Please also contact the Lurie College Dean’s Office at email@example.com.
This is a very fluid situation and conditions are likely to change. We are in communication with university leadership, school and community partners, and credentialing and licensing agencies and will keep you posted if expectations change. You can also follow updates from SJSU’s newsroom.
Thank you for your patience as we all work to respond to this evolving public health challenge. We appreciate your support for the health and well being of our Lurie College family and the larger San Jose community!
With gratitude —
Heather Lattimer, EdD
Dean and Professor
Connie L. Lurie College of Education
San Jose State University
Come out to the next ESAN (Early Childhood Student Alumni Network) meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 3-4pm, SH 446 (SAC Room)! ESAN is creating an interdisciplinary group of current pre-service San Jose State University students and alumni working in the Early Childhood field and engages students in the Early Childhood Institute’s mission of supporting each and every child from the start. To learn more, visit esansjsu.wixsite.com/website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SJSU Lurie College of Education provides a range of grants to students to support their academic endeavors to become transformative educators, counselors, therapists, and leaders. We spoke with Department of Child and Adolescent Development students Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler, who received support to attend the Latinx Leads conference, to learn more about their experiences and how they have shaped them going forward. Listen to Luz and Lily’s insights below!
“I think it’s important that everyone knows that there’s people who grow up a lot differently than you do and have different values than you do, so it’s important to educate yourself about those kinds of values and be an open ear and an ally to people who may not look like you.”
SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctorate students – complete this brief Google form for a chance to join Dean Heather Lattimer, a special guest, and a group of students for great conversation and a complimentary meal each month!
Spring 2020 semester meals will take place on the following dates and times:
Thursday, February 13, 12:00-1:30pm
Monday, March 16, 5:15-6:45pm
Monday, April 13, 12:00-1:30pm
Note: Dates and times subject to change based on availability of special guests.
The ChAD club is a student-run organization that is open to all interested students, alumni, and faculty in the Child & Adolescent Development department to learn about careers in ChAD, support children and adolescents in the community, and plan fun social events with your peers! The next meeting will take place on Thursday, March 5, from 1:15-2:15 in Sweeney Hall 212. Visit the ChAD department website, Instagram feed, or the club Facebook group to find out more information.
The SJSU Lurie College National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is raising funds to send its members to the 2020 CSHA Convention in Anaheim, CA. Over 3,000 SLPs, SLPAs, AuDs, students and other professionals gather at the convention to share expertise, learn and connect. Students will engage in activities such as attending seminars, hands-on labs, and networking to aid their professional development.
Watch or listen to the conversation below to meet several of the SJSU Lurie College of Education Students who recently participated on the Lurie College Strategic Planning Committee in preparation for the launch of the plan during the Spring 2020 semester!
Jessica Doushgounian – Undergraduate student, majoring in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, minoring in Deaf Education
Katelyn Mora – Undergraduate student, majoring in Child and Adolescent Development with a community focus, minoring in Early Childhood Special Education
Marili Avalos – Graduate student, Counseling and Guidance
Paulette Lamonico Bavilacqua – Credential student, Moderate to Severe Special Education
The SJSU Lurie College of Education provides a range of grants to students to support their academic endeavors to become transformative educators, counselors, therapists, and leaders. We spoke with Communicative Disorders and Sciences students Alexandra (Ali) Murueta, Liz Cagle, and Michelle Ballou after they attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention to learn more about their experiences and how it shaped them going forward. Give their insights a listen below!
From left to right: Ali Murueta, Michelle Ballou, and Liz Cagle
“I really encourage any of the students in the CDS program to apply for the ASHA convention sponsorship next year and any other student who is contemplating going for a scholarship or sponsorship just to go for it and take the plunge because it really is life changing.”
At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, we foster a caring and supportive community of belonging, connectedness, and appreciation. It was great to see Lurie College students, faculty, staff, and alumni for some fun and games at our recent Spring Welcome event! Big thanks to the SJSU Bowling Center for hosting us.
The Faces of Learning Project is an arts-based research initiative designed to elicit student voices to provide insights into learning experiences at SJSU. Meet some of the project’s co-researchers – Leeza Xiong, Edith Urbano, and Isabel Rangel Hernandez – as they begin to delve into the art of interviewing to gather learning stories from peers and utilizing photography to communicate those stories. Project Coordinator Briettny Curtner tells us where she sees the project heading, and how she hopes it will change the student narrative on campus. Faces of Learning is part of the SJSU Lurie College of Education’s Future of Learning Initiative – learn more about the initiative at sjsu.edu/education/fli
Come out to support the Lurie College student organization, the SJSU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)! They are selling boba on the SJSU 7th Street Paseo on Mon., Feb. 10, from 12-2pm and Wed., Feb. 12, from 12-2pm to raise funds to support professional development opportunities for their members. To learn more about NSSLHA, visit sjsu.edu/education/organizations.