Congratulations 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 Elementary Education has a well-established reputation for being one of the finest available. We are committed to preparing the highest quality teachers and look forward to assisting you toward that end.
Inside the Advisement Guide you will find information about the various programs and emphases offered in the K-8 Teacher Education Program, including details about the application process and a list of the required courses and contact numbers. I encourage you to read the material carefully and begin your application process by attending a general advising session.
Despite difficult economic times in our state, teaching continues to be a reliable and rewarding profession for individuals who desire to influence the lives of children and young adolescents in our community. In our programs you will not only learn best practices in teaching, but you will also develop a knowledge base for justifying those practices that will serve you well throughout your career. And, in the process, you will learn about yourself as a person, educator and contributor to changes in our world.
We welcome you to the profession!
Elba Maldonado-Colon, Ed.D