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You Belong at Lurie College!

At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, we prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders.  We do this through an emancipatory approach across our teaching, scholarship, and service.

Become an Impact San Jose Fellow

Do you want to make an impact as a transformative educator? Are you committed to making a difference for students, families, and communities in the greater San Jose region? Earn a teaching credential with us while receiving up to $7500 in scholarship funding, mentorship and networking opportunities, and more.

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Recent News

U.S. News and World Report

Lurie College Recogized in Best Education Graduate Schools

We had an impressive showing in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Education Graduate Schools rankings, which were released on March 17!  Highlights include:

  • 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
Scholarship recipients DeAnte Whitman and Melody Mann

Scholarship Application Cycle Now Open

All returning and incoming Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students for the 2020-2021 academic year should apply for our scholarships by Friday, May 1!  For the 2019-2020 academic year, we awarded 111 students a median of $1000 and an average of $2469.
Grace Shefcik

Student Spotlight | Grace Shefcik

We spoke with SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences student Grace Shefcik, who has been conducting research on and developed the first questionnaire that assesses non-binary individuals’ self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns for the purposes of speech-language pathology.

Upcoming Events

EdD Leadership Program Cohort 4

Spring 2020 Ed.D. Leadership Program Dissertation Defenses

Come out to support SJSU Lurie College EdD Leadership Program student Heidi Schmidt Emberling on Tuesday, March 31, at 1pm as she defends her doctoral dissertation "How Does Alignment Between Policymakers and the General Public Affect Expansion and Improvement of High-Quality Childcare/Preschool in California?"

Faculty Research Symposium

Faculty Research Symposium

SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to attend our Faculty Research Symposium on Friday, April 10, from 12:30-2pm, which will showcase several Lurie College faculty and the impact of their research.
Lurie College Student Organizations

Lurie College Student Google Calendar

Find all of the information you need about upcoming workshops, program info sessions, student organization meetings, and miscellaneous opportunities.

Meet Our Faculty

Nadia Sorkhabi

Nadia Sorkhabi, PhD

Nadia Sorkhabi is a Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.  She studies cultural variations in the effects of parent-child conflict; mothers’ and fathers’ parenting styles and practices; and marital conflict on mental health, academic achievement, social competence, communicative competence, and disclosure to parents of children, adolescents, and emerging adults.

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Luis Poza

Luis Poza, PhD

Luis Poza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education.  His research investigates how beliefs about language, language learning, race, and nation are embedded in educational practice and policy.  He uses qualitative methods, principally ethnography and participant observation, to examine how these ideologies and their curricular and legal manifestations shape students’ experiences in schools.

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Wendy Quach

Wendy Quach, PhD

Wendy Quach is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences.  Her teaching and research focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for people with complex communication needs and motor speech disorders.  She has a passion for instilling research in her students and has mentored several students on various projects related to AAC.

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