Message from the Dean

 Elaine Chin

For over a century and a half, the Connie L. Lurie College of Education has been preparing the majority of the teachers, administrators, and counselors who serve throughout Silicon Valley and the South Bay area. Our graduates have touched the lives of millions of children and young people.

We are proud to offer credential and graduate programs that prepare teachers, administrators, and counselors for K-12 settings. We also offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in Child and Adolescent Development and Communicative Disorders and Speech Pathology. In 2014, we launched the first independent doctoral program (Ed.D) at San Jose State. Graduates of our doctoral program will be prepared to become the leaders of 21st century schools. 

The Lurie College of Education has a long history of close collaborative partnerships with the region's schools and social service providers. Although the majority of our students gain their experiences in Silicon Valley schools and clinics, our programs also reach students as far north as Contra Costa County and as far south as the Monterey Peninsula.

We make use of new technologies, many developed in the Silicon Valley, to offer a quality education to students in all our programs. Our goal is to prepare teachers, counselors, administrators and other service providers who are knowledgeable about and adept at using new technologies to educate their students and serve their clients.

We invite you to explore our website and to learn more about our many programs and offerings. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, I welcome you.


Elaine Chin