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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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Racial Justice Commitments

Building upon the strategic plan we established in January 2020, our college has identified several racial justice priorities to continue to decolonize our own institution and the systems within which we operate.

Recent News

Student Social Justice Short Film Festival

Student Social Justice Short Film Festival

Lurie College organized 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. Congratulations to Natalie Creek, Jose Flores-Jimenez, and Vinson Vu, whose films were selected as this year's winners!
Lurie College Annual Report

Lurie College 2019-2020 Annual Report

While this has been a challenging and tumultuous year, our annual report shines a light on the numerous ways that we've embodied these our dedication to preparing transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders as well as the many reasons for gratitude, pride, and hope in the work of our Lurie College students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Emancipatory Education Now

Watch Our Emancipatory Education Series

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 each episode, our student co-hosts - Anne, Gabi, Jackie, Leslye, and Vinson - discuss a range of topics, reference a range of resources and evidence, and present various calls to action.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2020 Learning Showcase

Fall 2020 Learning Showcase

Join us on Fri., Dec. 4, from 4-6:30pm to support students from across Lurie College as they present their research, fieldwork experiences, co-curricular experiences, and more. The event will begin with a keynote from Ana Benderas, Director of ELA and Humanities at Quetzal Education Consulting; include a range of student presentations and panels; and conclude with small group discussions and prizes.
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Attend Our Upcoming Program Info Sessions

The time to become a transformative educator is now.  Attend an upcoming info session for our programs in Counselor Education, Special Education, or Teacher Education 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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