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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

Conversation with Radical Monarchs

A Conversation with Radical Monarchs' Cofounder Anayvette Martinez

We recently hosted Anayvette Martinez to learn more about the Radical Monarchs organization, which creates opportunities for young girls of color to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically to their communities.
Emancipatory Education Now

Emancipatory Education Now

Learn more about our student co-hosts - Abby, Aminah, Ana, Vaishnavi, and Victor - through their name stories.
Dean Heather Lattimer

Dean Lattimer Featured on Leading Forward Podcast

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence recently featured Dean Heather Lattimer on their podcast, Leading Forward. During the episode, Dean Lattimer discussed leadership, equity, and well-being in times of COVID-19.

Upcoming Events

Emancipatory Education Speaker Series

Emancipatory Education Speaker Series

Join us for a series of conversations on Fri., Feb. 26, Mar. 5, Mar. 12, and Mar. 19 with nationally recognized speakers and emerging voices who will share their visions for post-COVID education through an emancipatory lens and to identify steps to enact their visions.
Irene Castillon

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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