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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.

Recent News

Lurie College Graduation Celebration

Watch the Lurie College Spring 2020 Graduation Celebration

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted so many facets of society over the past couple of months, that didn't stop the Lurie College of Education at San Jose State University from organizing a live graduation celebration to recognize our more than 500 Spring 2020 graduates (and new alumni)!

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

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Upcoming Teaching Credential Programs Info Sessions

We have a few more info sessions coming up for our multiple subject, single subject, and special education credential programs before our application deadline of July 1.  Details are listed in our Lurie College Student Google Calendar.

K12 Online Teaching Academy

K12 Online Teaching Academy

Recognizing that some distance learning may continue into the 2020-21 school year as a result of COVID-19, we are organizing a free webinar series this summer that will feature a wide range of speakers to provide insights around online teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms.  More informatoin about upcoming webinars coming soon!

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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