About Lurie College
- Who We Are: Our Strategic Plan
- Our Rankings
- Our Annual Report
- Lurie College in the News
- Meet Connie L. Lurie
- Meet Our Advisory Board
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 with a focus on four priority areas:
- Community engaged: We strive to become the hub for community-centered, educational transformation in the region.
- Culturally sustaining: We value and sustain the linguistic and cultural practices of the communities we serve and make that the foundation of our work.
- Holistic: We foster a caring and supportive community of belonging, connectedness, and appreciation.
- Interdisciplinary: We learn together across and beyond the college, transforming schooling and benefitting our communities.
View examples of our initial strategic plan initiatives and our racial justice priorities on our Strategic Plan webpage.
- #2 among universities in the Cal State system
- #4 among universities in the Bay Area
- #14 among universities in California
- #125 overall, up 33 spots from last year
- Tied for #1 among universities in the Bay Area
- Tied for #2 among CSUs
- Tied for #3 among universities in California
- Ranked #109 among all schools in the United States
- Ranked #33 for Best General Education Master's Degree Schools
- Ranked #68 for Best Teaching Master's Degree Schools
- Ranked #2 among CSUs and universities in California
- Ranked #34 among universities in the United States
- Ranked #12 among universities in the United States
- Median early career pay: $47,500; Median mid-career pay: $73,400
While this has been a challenging and tumultuous year, our annual report shines a light on the numerous ways that we’ve embodied our commitment to preparing transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders and it highlights the many reasons for gratitude, pride, and hope in the work of our Lurie College students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Read our 2019-2020 annual report above or view it as a PDF.
- March 2021 - "Ethnic studies curriculum opens a door for all of us to be seen" by Susan Meyers on San José Spotlight
- March 2021 - "Lessons Learned from Remote Learning" co-published by Rebeca Burciaga in Visible Magazine
- January 2021 - "Kamala Harris, 1st woman Vice President of US, breaks the glass ceiling; South Asian women rejoice historic day" by Saili Kulkarni on India Today
- December 2020 - "Distance learning resources for educators" on COVID-19 CA
- December 2020 - "Supporting Students Wherever They Are In Their Journeys: Prof. Kyoung Mi Choi" on Flipboard
- December 2020 - Op-Ed "Getting it Right: Why It’s Important To Pronounce Kamala Harris’ and My Name Correctly" by Saili Kulkarni on Ms. Magazine
- October 2020 - Op-Ed "Critical Race Theory is Critical to Our Continued Understanding of Societal Injustice" by Saili Kulkarni on VISIBLE Magazine
- October 2020 - Op-Ed: "Online Special Ed—a Failure in the Making" by Jennifer Madigan on San Jose Inside
- October 2020 - OPINION: "Why we need a new generation of special education teachers" by Saili Kulkarni on The Hechinger Report
- October 2020 - "California school districts struggled to prepare teachers for distance learning this fall" by Diana Lambert and Betty Márquez Rosales on EdSource
- September 2020 - Opinion: "Give Voice to Those With Communication Disorders" by Nidhi Mahendra on Visible Magazine
- August 2020 - "2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning" by CBS SF Bay Area
- August 2020 - "San Jose State offers free webinars for teachers to improve K-12 distance learning" by Jennifer Olney on ABC 7 News
Read more news on the Lurie College blog.
Connie Lurie's commitment to education has had a tremendous impact on both San Jose State University and the Bay Area as a whole. Her dedication to the university and her philanthropic spirit exemplify the ideals of the California State University.
Connie Lurie graduated from San José State with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and psychology in 1964, admirably maintaining her connection to her alma mater to this day. She helped establish San Jose State's Connect Motivate Educate Society, which provides support and mentorship to former foster youth pursuing a college education. In 1998, she endowed the Lurie Author-in-Residence program at San Jose State, which attracts renowned national and international authors to serve as distinguished visiting artist/scholars for one or two semesters. As a result of her philanthropic generosity, the San Jose State University Connie L. Lurie College of Education was named in her honor.
- Annya Artigas - Coordinator Mental Wellness Support, Alum Rock School District
- Manny Barbara - Advisor to the CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
- Shannon Bui - HR Director, Oak Grove School District
- Irene Castillon - Assistant Principal, Cristo Rey School
- Ivan Chaidez - Assoc. Superintendent, Oak Grove School District
- Juan Cruz - Superintendent, Franklin-McKinley School District
- Mary Ann Dewan - Superintendent, Santa Clara County Office of Education
- Deborah Flores - Superintendent, Gilroy Unified School District
- Chris Funk - Superintendent, East Side Union High School District
- Sara Garcia - Director, Education & Workforce Development Silicon Valley Leadership Group
- Cheryl Jordan - Superintendent, Milpitas Unified School District
- Joey Knapp - Teals / Microsoft
- Heather Lattimer - Dean, Lurie College
- Kristy Lisle - Vice President, Foothill College
- Jose Manzo - Superintendent, Oak Grove School District
- Jacqueline Murphy - HR Director, San Jose Unified School District
- Thuy Thi Nguyen - President, Foothill College
- Jonathan Noble - Director, Microsoft
- Chris Norwood - Board President, Milpitas Unified School District
- Manuel Nuñez - Assistant Superintendent, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
- Renee Pacquier - Dean, West Valley College
- Marcos Pizarro - Associate Dean, Lurie College
- Peter Rivera - Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation
- Vince Stewart - Executive Director, California STEM Network
- Rowena Tomaneng - President, San Jose Community College
- Isabel Vallejo - Director of Assessment, Accreditation, and Special Projects, Lurie College
- Shelly Viramontez - Superintendent, Campbell Union School District
- Mara Wold - Region 5 Lead, Expanded Learning Partnerships
The Lurie College of Education credential programs are accredited by the California Commision on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology is further accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).