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At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, we prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders. We do this through an emancipatory approach across our teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Lurie College Racial Justice Priorities

Our racial justice commitments hone and strengthen the priorities outlined in our college’s strategic plan. They complement and extend the existing strategic initiatives in the college and recognize that if we are truly to live our mission, we must center anti-racist policies and practices in our teaching, research, and service and end the systemic racism that has historically prevented full inclusion and equity for our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students, staff, and faculty.

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Emancipatory Education Speaker Series

Institute for Emancipatory Education Executive Director Search

IEE’s Founding Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership for all aspects of the Institute’s work. The ED must work effectively with departments, faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders to articulate, support and implement the Institute’s strategic vision and goals.
2022 U.S. News and World Report

2022 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

We're humbled that Lurie College has been included in the U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Education Schools for the second year in a row. Overall, we're up 33 spots from last year!
Emancipatory Education Now

Emancipatory Education Now

Learn more about our student co-hosts - Abby, Aminah, Ana, Vaishnavi, and Victor - through their name stories and through dialogues around decolonization in education, standardized testing, and more.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Research Symposium

Faculty Research Symposium

Join us on Monday, April 19, from 1-2pm as our faculty Lyle Lustigman and Nidhi Mahendra present their research related to diversity, social justice and culturally sustaining pedagogy.
Irene Castillon

Attend Our Upcoming Program Info Sessions

The time to become a transformative educator is now.  Attend an upcoming info session for our programs in Counselor Education, Special Education, or Teacher Education to learn about the admission requirements, application process, program options, and testing information.
Lurie College Student Organizations

Lurie College Student Google Calendar

Find all of the information you need about upcoming workshops, program info sessions, student organization meetings, and miscellaneous opportunities.

Meet Our Faculty

Nadia Sorkhabi

Nadia Sorkhabi, PhD

Nadia Sorkhabi is a Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.  She studies cultural variations in the effects of parent-child conflict; mothers’ and fathers’ parenting styles and practices; and marital conflict on mental health, academic achievement, social competence, communicative competence, and disclosure to parents of children, adolescents, and emerging adults.

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Luis Poza

Luis Poza, PhD

Luis Poza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education.  His research investigates how beliefs about language, language learning, race, and nation are embedded in educational practice and policy.  He uses qualitative methods, principally ethnography and participant observation, to examine how these ideologies and their curricular and legal manifestations shape students’ experiences in schools.

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Wendy Quach

Wendy Quach, PhD

Wendy Quach is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences.  Her teaching and research focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for people with complex communication needs and motor speech disorders.  She has a passion for instilling research in her students and has mentored several students on various projects related to AAC.

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