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You Belong at Lurie College!

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.

Lurie College faculty and staff retreat

Lurie College Unveils New Strategic Plan

After months of discussion, deliberation, and reflection from faculty, students, and staff across the Lurie College of Education, our Strategic Planning Committee recently unveiled our new 3-year strategic plan, which focuses our efforts to continue becoming more community engaged, interdisciplinary, culturally sustaining, and holistic.

Recent News

Strategic Plan Student Debrief

Strategic Plan Student Debrief

Meet several of the SJSU Lurie College of Education Students who recently participated on the Lurie College Strategic Planning Committee in preparation for the launch of the plan during the Spring 2020 semester!
Ali Murueta, Liz Cagle, and Michelle Ballou

Student Spotlight: Ali, Liz, and Michelle

We spoke with Communicative Disorders and Sciences students Alexandra (Ali) Murueta, Liz Cagle, and Michelle Ballou after they attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention to learn more about their experiences and how it shaped them going forward.
Briettny Curtner

Student Spotlight: Briettny

Learn about Briettny Curtner, a graduate student in the Department of Counselor Education at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Briettny is also the recipient of the Lurie College of the Florian and Grace Niemcziek Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year and Project Coordinator for the Faces of Learning Project!

Upcoming Events

Field Experience Open House

Field Experience Open House

Visit our Student Success Center in Sweeney Hall 106 on Tuesday, Feburay 25, from 12-1pm to meet representatives from local organizations to learn about stipend and volunteer options.

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Dine with Dean Heather Lattimer

Dine with Lurie College Dean Heather Lattimer

All SJSU Lurie College of Education students can enter their names for a chance to join Dean Heather Lattimer, a special guest, and a group of students for great conversation and a complimentary meal each month.

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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.

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Meet Our Faculty

Cara Maffini

Cara Maffini, PhD

Cara's is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.  Her research encompasses intersections of culture, mental health, and trauma particularly among adolescents and emerging adults with a focus on underserved populations.

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Rosalinda Quintanar

Rosalinda Quintanar-Sarellana, PhD

Rosalinda is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and teaches First and Second Language Acquisition and Multicultural Education.  She has written numerous articles on language acquisition and language development, social justice and multicultural education.

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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.

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