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

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.

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

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.

Spartan Leadership and Career Conference

The 4th Annual Spartan Leadership and Career Conference will take place virtually on Friday, October 22, from 9:30am-4pm! The Spartan Leadership & Career Conference is an event designed to help all current SJSU students learn to refine their leadership skills and understand how to leverage those skills into a successful career. This opportunity features alumni and employer panels, breakout sessions led by SJSU faculty, staff, and alumni, a networking session, and much more!
 
Students who attend the virtual event, and respond to the event survey, will be included in a drawing for a chance to win one of three shopping experiences for a full professional/business suit and accessories (valued at $300 each including taxes).
 
The following FREE opportunities will be sent to students who register for the Conference via Handshake:
  • LinkedIn photobooth
  • Access to the Spartan Career Closet

Fall'21 SLCC Flyer

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 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.

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

Watch the Thriving at SJSU as an Adult Learner Workshop Recording

College students over the age of 25 are often overlooked in efforts to increase student success. Yet, adult learners make up over one-third of all undergraduate students. Adult learners have distinct challenges when pursuing their education. In addition to balancing coursework with jobs, many adult learners have family responsibilities/roles and other layers that make up who they are as a student. Watch the recording of our Lurie College Student Success Center’s workshop “Thriving at SJSU as an Adult Learner: Part 1” which focused on navigating the 4-year system.  Register for more upcoming workshops at sjsu.edu/luriessc/student-resources-workshops

Meet the Lurie College Storytellers!

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

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

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

 

Attend the Lurie College Student Open Forum

SJSU Lurie College of Education Student Forum

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

Apply for our Lurie College Student Research Grants

Lurie College is proud to provide financial support to its students who are presenting their research at conferences. Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $500 grant per fiscal year (July 1 – May 20) towards expenses for registration fees, travel, lodging, and meals.

Lurie College is also proud to provide financial support to its students who are in need of supplies to conduct their academic research. Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $200 grant per fiscal year (July 1 – May 20) towards expenses for research supplies. A limited amount of funding is available.

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

SJSU Lurie College of Education 2021-2022 Student Research Grants

Lurie College Faculty and Students Featured on Visions of Education Podcast

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

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

Student Feature | Doris Alejos, Jeff Wiebens, Mona Lisa Sharp, and Ruby Vergara

We’ve developed our new BA in Interdisciplinary Studies online degree completion program for individuals who have accrued some college credits with a flexible and engaging opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree. The curriculum is entirely online and brings together a variety of academic disciplines including education and the social sciences with a focus on leadership skills and promoting social justice to support career advancement. Learn more about what this means for a few of our students – Doris, Jeff, Mona Lisa, and Ruby – by watching the full video above or by using the links below!

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.

Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice

Transforming Communities Banner

The inaugural SJSU Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice is a visionary annual event designed to catalyze change in our community. SJSU seeks to bring together community, non-profits, organizations, schools, and businesses focused on creating a more racially just and equitable city and county. While we recognize that discrimination and injustice intersects with many identities, this movement centers race at the forefront of the conversation as we seek to ignite personal journeys, community conversations, and collective action to address racial justice.

The inaugural series will take place from November 1-12 and the theme is Reflection. Discovery. Action.  Learn more and submit a program by Thu., Sep. 30 at sjsu.edu/diversity/systemic-racism/transforming-communities.

Participate in Our Early Childhood Connections Initiative

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

Opportunity 1: Early Childhood Connections

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

Opportunity 2: Early Childhood Student Alumni Network

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

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

Save the Date: Fall 2021 In-Person Commencement

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

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

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

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

Thank You, Lurie College Students!

Hi Lurie College students.

On behalf of our college faculty and staff, I want to extend a big THANK YOU for all that you have done to make the first weeks of the semester a success. Thank you for your flexibility and perseverance as we’ve navigated a return to campus. Thank you for taking steps to keep everyone safe and healthy by wearing masks and getting vaccinated. Thank you for your generosity and compassion as we all adapt to the realities to this semester’s sort of in person, sort of online learning experience. You’ve been wonderful and I continue to be grateful to be part of a college with students who are committed to making a difference and caring for our larger community. Thank you!

As you continue to navigate through the semester, our faculty, staff, and advisors are here to support your success. Our college offices can be accessed both in person and virtually. Please see department websites for information about on-site office hours, phone and email contacts, and instructions on how to make an appointment for in person or virtual advising.

If you get stuck and aren’t sure who to contact, you can always call or email the Lurie College Success Center or stop by the Dean’s Office in Sweeney Hall 103. We are here Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

On Tuesday, Pres. Papazian announced that we will have in person graduation ceremonies at the event center this fall. I’m delighted that we will be able to celebrate our newest graduates – as well as our graduates from 2020 and spring 2021 – in person. We are also hoping to begin to have more in person events and extracurricular activities as the semester progresses. Please keep an eye out for announcements in future newsletters. If you have ideas for community building events that you’d like to help organize, please check in with your advisors, student clubs, the success center, or contact the dean’s office.

Thank you again for all that you contribute to our college. We so appreciate 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