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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

Ellen Middaugh Mark Felton Henry Fan

Research Spotlight | Social Media and Social Issues

As public discourse moves online to social media, we must understand how this shift changes public discourse. Learn more about the research study conducted by Lurie College faculty Ellen Middaugh, faculty Mark Felton, and student Henry Fan.
K-12 Online Teaching Academy

Watch Our 23 K-12 Online Teaching Academy Webinars

We have established our free academy webinar series for Summer 2020 to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances.
Black Lives Matter

Statement from the Dean and Associate Dean | July 13, 2020

"The protests and calls for addressing institutional anti-black racism and white supremacy have inspired SJSU and the Lurie College of Education to dedicate resources and significant energy towards taking our work for racial justice and equity to a deeper level..."

Upcoming Events

Lurie College Summer Film Series

Lurie College Summer Film Series

This summer, Lurie College is hosting a Summer Film Series to bring together students, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss films around identity.  Join us on Thursday, August 13, at 4pm for our next discussion about the film Voting Matters.

Promise Group

Promise Group Info Session

Join us on Thursday, August 13, at 11am to learn more about the Promise Group, which was established to create opportunities for first generation students and those who are part of the Spartan East Side Promise, Spartan Scholars, Guardian Scholars, or Educational Opportunity Program to participate in a year-long personal, academic, and professional development experience.

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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