Meet Our Students

Our graduates are advocates for children, have the knowledge base that allows them to creatively meet the needs of a variety of student learners and work as change agents to make the lives of their students in school the very best. They have learned important evidence-based best practices for teaching students with disabilities and most importantly, they are passionate about learning and education.

Learn from Emily, Breanna, Thania, Rennéa, and Jessica, who presented their final research projects related to systematic review as part of the Spring 2021 Lurie College Learning Showcase.

Learn from Andrea, Erik, and Jessie, who presented their "Influence of an Influencer" lesson plan as part of their final project in their EDSE 224: Methodologies for Second Language Learners with Disabilities course and as part of the Fall 2020 Lurie College Learning Showcase.

Learn from Ana, Jennifer, Nashaly, Sonya, and Viridiana, who presented their "The Fight Against COVID-19" lesson plan as part of their final project in their EDSE 224: Methodologies for Second Language Learners with Disabilities course and as part of the Fall 2020 Lurie College Learning Showcase.

Learn from Claudia, Erik, and Niya, who presented their "Identifying Personification and Theme of 'Liberty Needs Glasses'" lesson plan as part of their final project in their EDSE 224: Methodologies for Second Language Learners with Disabilities course and as part of the Fall 2020 Lurie College Learning Showcase.

Learn from our graduate students - Nathaly, Marissa, Fatemah, Monica, Elizabeth, Ashley, Madison, and Dilkash - who recently presented their final research projects.

Learn more about Rennéa Phillips, an SJSU alumni and graduate and credential student in the Department of Special Education. In this video, Rennéa shares how experiential learning opened up new opportunities, the support of her Lurie College network, and more.

Learn more about Monica Gonzalez, who recently earned her master's degree. In this video, Monica highlights the importance of community and culturally sustaining practices.

Learn more about Joanna Gaeta, a graduate and credential student in the Department of Special Education. In this video, Joanna discusses her academic transformation, relationships with her faculty, and new opportunities that opened up as a result.

Learn from graduate and credential students Joanna Gaeta and Samuel Bland, who were able to collaborate with Assistant Professor Saili Kulkarni on a research project that examines beliefs about disability and race among special education teachers of color.

Listen to our interview with graduate student Monica Gonzalez, who received a grant to pursue a special research project regarding graphic organizers, to learn more about her experiences and how they have shaped her.