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At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, we prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders. We do this through an emancipatory approach across our teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Recent News

Social Justice Film Festival

Student Social Justice Short Film Festival

In recent months, we've witnessed a significant amount of advocacy around social justice issues such as addressing racial injustice and systemic racism, greater access to healthcare, home and food insecurity, wealth inequality and unemployment, climate change, and more.  With that in mind, Lurie College is organizing a Student Social Justice Short Film Festival to amplify the voices of middle school, high school, community college, and university students around what social justice issues are significant to them.
Emancipatory Education Now

Watch the Emancipatory Education Now Recording

Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative that examines what emancipatory education looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices. In this episode, you can learn more about our student co-hosts - Anne, Gabi, Jackie, Leslye, and Vinson - through their name stories and learn about some of the topics they plan to discuss in more detail later this semester.
Eugene Puryear

Watch the Conversation with Eugene Puryear Recording

If you missed our conversation - The Struggle for Black Lives: A Historical Perspective on Our Contemporary Moment with Eugene Puryear, longtime journalist and community organizer currently-based in New York City, you can now watch the recording on the Lurie College blog.  During the conversation, Eugene ruminates on a wide range of topics such as public and popular education, Black liberation and anti-racism movements, community organizing, and more.

Upcoming Events

Dean's Forum

Lurie College Dean's Forum

Join Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro for a conversation on Friday, September 25, from 3-4pm to share insights about your Fall 2020 semester experiences thus far!  The Zoom link will be emailed to all Lurie College students’ via a Google calendar invitation.
Irene Castillon

Attend Our Teaching Credential Program Info Sessions

The time to become a transformative educator is now.  Attend an upcoming multiple subject or single subject teaching credential program info session to learn about the admission requirements, application process, program options, and testing information.
Lurie College Student Organizations

Lurie College Student Google Calendar

Find all of the information you need about upcoming workshops, program info sessions, student organization meetings, and miscellaneous opportunities.

Meet Our Faculty

Nadia Sorkhabi

Nadia Sorkhabi, PhD

Nadia Sorkhabi is a Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.  She studies cultural variations in the effects of parent-child conflict; mothers’ and fathers’ parenting styles and practices; and marital conflict on mental health, academic achievement, social competence, communicative competence, and disclosure to parents of children, adolescents, and emerging adults.

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Luis Poza

Luis Poza, PhD

Luis Poza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education.  His research investigates how beliefs about language, language learning, race, and nation are embedded in educational practice and policy.  He uses qualitative methods, principally ethnography and participant observation, to examine how these ideologies and their curricular and legal manifestations shape students’ experiences in schools.

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Wendy Quach

Wendy Quach, PhD

Wendy Quach is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences.  Her teaching and research focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for people with complex communication needs and motor speech disorders.  She has a passion for instilling research in her students and has mentored several students on various projects related to AAC.

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