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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
  • To learn more about our academic opportunities, attend our upcoming online info session on Wednesday, September 22, from 5-6:30pm

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Lurie College and SJSU Announcements

  • 2022 U.S. News and 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.

Student and Faculty Spotlights

ZoomPal Project

Victor Calvillo Chavez, Yesenia Torres, Jasmine Torres, Laura Sheldon, Jilian Gomez, Ligia Briseno, and Elvia Hernandez participated in an international ZoomPal project with students from Ewha Womans University in South Korea to discuss topics like diversity in college life, learning styles and academic success, career exploration and decision-making process, friendship and romantic relationships, and self-care and mental health in COVID-19.

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Kyoung Mi Choi

Dr. Kyoung Mi Choi copublished "A phenomenological approach to understanding sexual minority college students in South Korea" in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Dr. Choi and Dr. Insoo Oh used a phenomenological approach to explore 12 sexual minority Korean college students’ coming out experiences. They found four themes from in-depth interviews, including (a) expression of universal needs, (b) awareness of sociocultural violence, (c) coping strategies, and (d) cocreating an inclusive culture. They characterize interactions of sociocultural factors, such as gender norms, sexual prejudice, and education with sexual identity development. Findings provide an understanding of the importance of developing effective and empowering strategies for counseling.

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