Become a Transformative Educator!

In the SJSU Department of Special Education we prepare candidates to be transformative leaders in the field, and lifelong learners who respond to racism, ableism, bigotry, and prejudice in their schools and communities. To this end, we center anti-racist and anti-ableist policies and practices in our teaching, research, and service to disrupt systemic racism that has historically prevented full inclusion and equity for students with disabilities including our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students, staff, and faculty. We engage culturally sustaining pedagogies and the principles of UDL in our coursework and fieldwork, partnering with our local districts to push for the success of students with disabilities in inclusive settings. 

Special Education Announcements


To learn more about our academic opportunities, attend one of our          upcoming online information sessions held  via zoom from 4:00-5:00 pm on the following dates:                 
    • Friday, August 25, 2023
    • Friday, September 15, 2023       
    • Friday, October 13, 2023
    • Friday,  October 27, 2023 

    Once registered at any of the above dates, a zoom link will be sent.

Register to attend an upcoming information session


  • EDEL 108D (Math Methods) is offered through the Department of Teacher Education. Spaces are automatically held for SPED students. Request class information for the fall, spring, or summer session by emailing us at
  • Supervision Seminar dates for Fall 2023  
    • EDSE 234 Mon, Tues and EDSE 105 Mondays, at 4:00 PM  
      • On campus: Aug 21/22, Sept 18/19, Oct 16/17, Nov 13/14, Dec 11
      • Zoom: Aug 28/29, Oct 2/3, Oct 30/31, Nov 27/28 
    • EDSE 217A and EDSE 154 Thursdays at 7:00 PM
      • On Campus: Aug 24, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 14
      • Zoom: Sept 7, Oct 5,  Nov 2,  Nov 30.

Lurie College and SJSU Announcements

  • 2022 U.S. News and World Report Rankings - Lurie College moved up 33 spots in this year's rankings of Best Education Schools and is #2 among universities in the Cal State system, #4 among universities in the Bay Area, and #14 among universities in California.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities - Visit this page to learn about the numerous scholarship and grant opportunities available through the college. The application process for scholarships takes place each spring semester.
  • SJSU Lurie College of Education Blog - Our college-wide blog contains more announcements, opportunities, and news for and about Special Education students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Student and Faculty Spotlights

Learn More about SJSU Department of Special Education Alumni and Lecturer Natalie Cabral on the SJSU Lurie College Blog

Read the Special Education Department Chair's commentary on the state of inclusion in California that was recently published in EdSource

Stop isolating students with disabilities

Stop isolating students with disabilities


Current student Samuel Bland and recent alumni Monica Gonzalez facilitated the Q&A portion of our Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series, which featured guest speaker Lydia X.Z. Brown and was organized by faculty Dr. Saili Kulkarni and Dr. Sudha Krishnan.

Meet more of our Special Education Department students

Dr. Andy Golloher, as part of the SJSU Early Childhood Institute (ECI), hosted the webinar "Centralizing Our Dual-Language Learners: The Power of the Family-School Partnership in Early Childhood Education" with Ana Marisol Sanchez and Cory Wechsler, Program Coordinators at the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL).

View more faculty highlights

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