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The SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education prepares transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders through teaching, research, and service are grounded in an emancipatory stance.  Gain an overview about many of our academic opportunities, support services, and initiatives for undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students below.

Degrees and programs

Degrees & Programs

The SJSU Lurie College of Education offers a wide array of academic programs, including:

  • 5 undergraduate minors
  • 3 bachelor's degrees
  • 5 master's degrees
  • 8 credential programs
  • 2 authorization programs
  • 1 doctoral degree

Departments and courses


The SJSU Lurie College of Education offers over 250 undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral courses across 7 departments:

  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Communicative Disorders & Sciences
  • Counselor Education
  • Ed.D Leadership Program
  • Educational Leadership
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education

Become a Teacher

Become a Teacher

As California experiences a shortage of teachers with backgrounds in math, science, bilingual education, and special education, as well as with identities that better reflect the increasing diversity and multiculturalism of today's K-12 students, there is no greater time than now to become a transformative educator.  At SJSU and the Lurie College of Education, we have numerous teacher preparation programs for you to start or continue your journey towards pursuing equity and social justice in education.

Credential Services

Credential Services

The SJSU Lurie College of Education Credential Services office serves the diverse educational needs of graduate students, staff and faculty in an effort to prepare teachers, counselors, administrators and other education professionals as they complete their credential programs.

Critical Bilingual Authorization

California is becoming increasingly bilingual, both through the demographics of those going through the K-12 school system and through the policies implemented at the district and state levels.  To respond to and support these evolving needs, the SJSU Lurie College of Education Critical Bilingual Authorization Pathway (CBAP), Bilingüismo y Justicia, prepares teachers to obtain an authorization to serve in dual immersion or bilingual school settings in California.  The pathway specializes candidates in pedagogy, practices, and ability to identify linguistic assets and potential for students and empowers candidates to be changemakers in their own context.

Early Childhood Institute

Early Childhood Institute

Recognizing the potential each and every child brings into the world, SJSU’s Early Childhood Institute (ECI) promotes equitable and inclusive access to high-quality early learning experiences by collaborating with campus and community partners; advancing applied research; building the capacity of early childhood professionals; and advocating for professionals, young children, and their families.

Future of Learning Initiative

Future of Learning Initiative

FLI@SJSU brings together educators, researchers, and policymakers from across early childhood, K-12, and higher education sectors to reimagine learning. The traditional model of American schooling, built for a factory-based economy, does not align with the needs of our imagination age, nor does it adequately address concerns about equitable-access to the high quality education needed in our diverse, democratic society. FLI@SJSU incubates innovation to identify and highlight “what works” in diverse educational ecosystems.

STEM+C Teacher Institute

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established local partnerships to create summer opportunities for SJSU students and recent graduates to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities to teach math and/or computer science in an effort to pursue educational equity and social justice by reducing STEM barriers in education.

Teacher Residency Program

The Teacher Residency Program at the Connie L. Lurie College of Education creates opportunities for teacher candidates to gain valuable professional experience, ongoing professional development, and significant financial support over the course of an academic year, all while decreasing the amount of time needed to complete a credential program.  Through effective partnerships with school districts in the region, candidates are paired with mentor teachers and learn how to meet the needs of the students in those districts.

Student Success Center

Student Success & Support Services

The SJSU Lurie College of Education cares deeply about supporting our undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students to ensure that they persist through their academic programs, have access to quality opportunities and resources, and are recognized for many of their academic accomplishments!  Visit our webpages below to learn more about some of our initiatives: