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 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.

Lurie College of Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Graduate Schools in Education

  • #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

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

Teaching Degree Search's 2021 Best Teaching Schools

  • Ranked #33 for Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools
  • Ranked #68 for Best Teaching Master's Degree Schools

Discover Early Childhood EDU's 2021 Top 63 Best Colleges with Early Childhood Education Master's Degrees

  • Ranked #2 among CSUs and universities in California
  • Ranked #34 among universities in the United States

PayScale's 2020 Best Schools For Education Majors by Salary Potential

  • Ranked #12 among universities in the United States
  • Median early career pay: $47,500; Median mid-career pay: $73,400

Lurie College 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 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.

Lurie College In The News

Read more news on the Lurie College blog.

Connie L. Lurie 

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

Lurie College Advisory Board

  • 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

Accreditation

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).