Thank you for considering the Lurie College of Education at San José State University as your teacher preparation program. As the oldest public teacher preparatory school in California, the SJSU Department of Teacher Education has a well-established reputation for being one of the finest available. Teaching is a profession that involves norms and expectations, and all K-8 teachers in California are expected to teach the new content and practice standards in a coherent, focused, and rigorous manner. We are, thus, prepared to support you obtain the necessary preparation that will enable you to provide all your students with equitable access to learning that leads to their academic success. We are deeply engaged and committed to preparing the highest quality teachers who will address 21st century needs and, hence, look forward to assisting you join this premier rank.
Teaching continues to be a challenging, exciting, and rewarding profession for individuals who desire to influence the lives of children and young adolescents in our community. Our programs will provide you with every opportunity to learn and apply best practices in teaching and develop a knowledge base for justifying those practices that we know will serve you well throughout your professional career. In the process, you will learn about yourself as a person, educator, and contributor to changes in our world.