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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

Black Lives Matter

Statement from Dean Heather Lattimer | June 2, 2020

"Last week’s murder of an unarmed Black man was shocking, horrifying, and infuriatingly familiar. George Floyd and his family have now joined a grievously long list of Black and Brown Americans who have had their lives and their liberties taken away by individuals and systems that perpetuate injustice and inequality..."

Impact San Jose Fellows

Become an Impact San Jose Fellow

Do you want to make an impact as a transformative educator? Are you committed to making a difference for students, families, and communities in the greater San Jose region? Earn a teaching credential with us while receiving up to $7500 in scholarship funding, mentorship and networking opportunities, and more.

Mario Rocha

Educators of Impact

With the COVID-19 crisis making it clear how important educators are, Lurie College is kicking of its Educators of Impact initiative to recognize educators for making a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. Learn about Connie L. Lurie and all of our other nominees!

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.

K-12 Online Teaching Academy

K-12 Online Teaching Academy

We have established our free K-12 Online Teaching Academy for Summer 2020 to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances.

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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