Admitted Spartan Day

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Welcome to the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. Our team of Student Ambassadors, Staff, and Faculty are excited to meet you on Saturday, April 13th. Join us to learn information on program pathways, as our team provides personal insight from their Lurie College experiences and answer any questions you may have. Programs include: Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD), Communicative Disorders and Sciences, SJSU Single and Multiple Subject programs, SJSU Special Education Teaching Program, Teacher Residency Program, Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Program, MA in Higher Education Leadership, and the Department of Counseling Education. 

Lurie College Spring 2024 ASD Events

Start your day by exploring our Child & Adolescent Development, Communicative Disorders & Sciences, and Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Program tables at SJSU's Admitted Spartan Day resource fair. There you will have a chance to talk with our Student Ambassadors to learn about their experiences in our programs. Then, join us at our Student Success Center for the Lurie College Open House and Academic Presentations to learn about the our majors while exploring our undergraduate programs with department leaders Ravisha Mathur, Ph.D., and Pei-Tzu Tsai, Ph.D.  Our Student Success Center team will be available every step of the way to share important resources available for our students and answer questions surrounding academic support and advising.

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Additional Lurie College Resources

Financial Aid Opportunities 

Explore financial aid opportunities.

Student Organizations and Leadership

We have numerous opportunities for our undergraduate students to connect with their peers, develop leadership skills, organize community events, and more through our student organizations:

  • Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) Club
  • Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network (ESAN)
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
  • Student Journal Club
  • Counselor Education Graduate Organization (CEGO)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Club
  • Institute for Regenerative Futures
  • Queer Educators & Counselors Network
  • Spartan Future Teachers

Meet Our Lurie College Faculty

Before you even arrive on campus, take a moment to get to know some of the faculty in your department!  Explore our faculty members by department for bios and lists of recent publications.

Visit our Lurie College of Education Faculty Pages.

Meet Your ASD Department Representatives 


Child & Adolescent Development (ChAD) Department

Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) faculty members are active researchers whose work represents a broad range of interests across the discipline of child development. Be sure to attend our College Open House session to meet with the Child and Adolescent Development Department Chair, Ravisha Mathur!

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Department Chair

Ravisha Mathur, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Communicative Disorders & Sciences (CD&S) Department

Our Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department is home to dedicated and experienced faculty members.  Our team provides a rigorous academic and clinical preparation to students seeking careers working with individuals with communication disorders, and their families.  Be sure to attend our College Open House session to meet with the Communicative Disorders & Sciences Interim-Department Chair, Pei-Tzu Tsai!

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Interim-Department Chair

Pei-Tzu Tsai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Meet the Lurie College Student Success Center Team!

Our Student Success Center team believes that academic advising is a collaborative and transformative educational process where students and their advisors work jointly to develop plans for achievement of the students’ personal, academic, and professional goals.  Meet the Lurie College Student Success Center team below!

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Yajayra Tovar

Managing Director

Sweeney Hall 106

Phone: (408) 924-3395


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Alberto Gomez

Assistant Director

Sweeney Hall 106

Phone: (408) 924-3788


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Lauryn Mankarios

Student Academic Support Specialist

Sweeney Hall 106

Phone: (408) 924-3772


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Nannette Regua


Sweeney Hall 106

Phone: (408) 924-3708


Visit the Lurie College Student Success Center homepage to explore services including:

  • Advising
  • Student Resources
  • Tutoring Resources
  • Changing Your Major
  • Adding a Minor
  • Graduation
  • Professional Development 
  • Career Support

Looking forward to meeting you at Admitted Spartan Day!

Be sure to register by April 8th!


Visiting San José for ASD?

Learn of Bay Area attractions, dining options, travel tips, and entertainment highlights at our Visit San José page.


Explore Lurie College and Sweeney Hall

If you're unable to visit us on campus, you can watch this virtual tour to get an overview of our strategic priorities, academic departments, student spaces and services, and student organizations and leadership opportunities. This video was created by Child and Adolescent Development alum, Edith Urbano.

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