Become a Transformative Counselor!

Counselor Education Department Graduation

At the SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department, we are a professional community of faculty, students, and staff engaged in supportive partnerships to serve culturally diverse students at all levels of education and their communities. We prepare guidance and counseling professionals who will enhance quality and excellence for all students within an increasingly diverse, technologically complex, and global community.

By pursuing scholarly, reflective, and applied inquiry, we aim to promote, enhance, and increase access to a meaningful lifelong education. Our faculty, staff, and graduates are compassionate professionals who interact and practice ethically being mindful of our roles and responsibilities in a democratic society.

Counselor Education Announcements

  • Fall 2021 Application Cycle: CLOSED - No longer accepting applications 
  • Spring 2022 Application Cycle:  August 1, 2021 - October 1, 2021
  • Fall 2022 Application Cycle: October 1, 2021 - February 1, 2022

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Lurie College & SJSU Announcements

  • 2022 U.S. News & World Report Rankings - Lurie College moved up 33 spots in this year's rankings of Best Education Schools and is #2 among universities in the Cal State system, #4 among universities in the Bay Area, and #14 among universities in California.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities - Visit this page to learn about the numerous scholarship and grant opportunities available through the college. The application process for scholarships takes place each spring semester.
  • SJSU Lurie College of Education Blog - Our college-wide blog contains more announcements, opportunities, and news for and about Counselor Education students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Meet Our Students & Faculty

Graduate student McKenzie (Campana) Ramer collaborated with our Lurie College of Education Student Success Center to lead a mindfulness exercise that focused on checking in with ourselves and listening to our bodies.

Meet more of our Counselor Education students

Kyoung Mi Choi, along with Child and Adolescent Development faculty Robert Marx, have established the "Creating an Inclusive Climate: Queering Our Classrooms & Our Campus" initiative, which offers introductory and advanced trainings at the department and college level around topics like pronouns and vocabulary terms, the hidden curriculum in our classes, and creating opportunities for authentic self-expression. Learn more about the initiative on the Lurie College of Education Strategic Plan webpage.

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