Become a Transformative Educator!
At the SJSU Lurie College of Education Department of Special Education, we prepare professionals to be effective educators, leaders in the field, and lifelong learners. We do this in collaboration with other departments and with our community partners. Our faculty promote equity and excellence in our curricula and infuse nationally endorsed evidence-based practices in their instruction.
Our graduates are advocates for children and leave our program with the knowledge and skills necessary to creatively meet the needs of a variety of student learners. They work as change agents in local schools, ensuring students with diverse learning needs have full access to the general curriculum to achieve their very best.
Special Education Announcements
- Our Summer 2022 application deadline is April 1, 2022. Applicants to our credential programs can also request fee waiver codes while supplies last.
- Supervision Seminar dates for Spring 2022 from 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
- Jan 27th, Feb 17th, March 17th, April 21, May 12.
- NSF awards $1.2 million to SJSU’s ITEP program that prepares candidates to earn a BA in Math with a Single Subject Math Credential in 4 years and an Education Specialist Mild Moderate credential and an MA in Special Education in the 5th year!
- Apply to our Teacher Residency Program to complete an accelerated program and receive up to $10,000 in funding; and apply to become a Lurie College Impact Residency Fellow, which provides up to $7500 in scholarship funding, mentorship and networking opportunities, and more.
The Golden State Teacher Grant is now open and accepting applications from candidates in special education credential programs.This is a state grant that provides up to $20,000 for eligible candidates.
- To learn more about our academic opportunities, attend one of our upcoming online
- Friday, January 7th, 2022 : 4 - 5pm
- Friday, February 11th, 2022 : 4 - 5pm
- Friday, March 11th, 2022 : 4 - 5pm
- Friday, April 8th, 2022 : 4 - 5pm
- Friday, May 6th, 2022 : 4 - 5pm (Cancelled)
- Friday, May 20th, 2022 : 4 - 5pm
- EDEL 108D (Math Methods) and EDEL 294 (Health) in Special Education 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lurie College and SJSU Announcements
- 2020-2021 Impact Report - As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our SJSU Lurie College of Education is positioned to lead. Read about the impact of our students, faculty, programs, and more from the past year.
- 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
Read the Special Education Department Chair's commentary on the state of inclusion in California that was recently published in EdSource
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.
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).