About Elementary Education

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Mission

The mission of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University is to prepare educators who have the knowledge, skills, dispositions and ethics that ensure equity and excellence for students in a culturally diverse, technologically complex, global community. The policies and practices of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University are based on the belief that teaching in a democracy requires and must ensure that:

  • Students have access to an excellent and equitable education.
  • Educators at every level have knowledge of their subject matter and their students, value and engage in ethical practice and excellent pedagogy, and develop dispositions and habits of the mind that ensure that all students have equitable access to an excellent education.
  • Stakeholders be involved in the collegial community engaged in the professional conversation and decision making that delineate standards, assign resources, guide program design, and reward accomplishment in the College.

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Consider donating to the Elementary Education Department by clicking on the link- Giving to Elementary Education. This will take you to the university's donation page. Please designate under 'alternate purpose' that you would like your donation to go to our department.