About Lurie College

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Who We Are: Our Strategic Plan

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. Our 2020-2022 strategic plan focuses on 4 priority areas:


Meet several of the SJSU Lurie College of Education Students - Jessica Doushgounian, Katelyn Mora, Marili Avalos, and Paulette Lamonico Bavilacqua - who recently participated on the Lurie College Strategic Planning Committee in preparation for the launch of the plan during the Spring 2020 semester.

Lurie College of Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Graduate Schools in Education

  • Tied for #2 among CSU schools of education
  • In the top 5 for schools of education in the Bay Area
  • Tied for #16 among schools of education in California
  • Debuted at #158 for best education schools in the country

U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Speech-Language Pathology Programs

  • 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

Discover Early Childhood EDU's 2020 Top 64 Best Colleges with Early Childhood Education Master's Degrees

  • Ranked #2 among CSUs and universities in California
  • Ranked #34 nationally

PayScale's 2019 Best Schools For Education Majors by Salary Potential

  • Ranked #7 nationally
  • Median early career pay: $47,500; Median mid-career pay: $74,500

Lurie College Annual Report

Connie L. Lurie 

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.

Source: The California State University website


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 also accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).