About Lurie College
- Who We Are: Our Strategic Plan
- Our Rankings
- Our Impact Report
- Lurie College in the News
- Meet Connie L. Lurie
- Meet Our Advisory Board
Who We Are: Our Strategic Plan
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 with a focus on four priority areas:
- Community engaged: We strive to become the hub for community-centered, educational transformation in the region.
- Culturally sustaining: We value and sustain the linguistic and cultural practices of the communities we serve and make that the foundation of our work.
- Holistic: We foster a caring and supportive community of belonging, connectedness, and appreciation.
- Interdisciplinary: We learn together across and beyond the college, transforming schooling and benefitting our communities.
View examples of our initial strategic plan initiatives and our racial justice priorities on our Strategic Plan webpage.
Lurie College of Education Rankings
U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools in Education
- #2 among universities in the Cal State system
- #3 among universities in the Bay Area
- #14 among universities in California
- #157 overall, top 35% among universities in the United States
U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Speech-Language Pathology Programs
- Tied for #1 among universities in the Bay Area
- Tied for #2 among CSUs
- Tied for #3 among universities in California
- Ranked #109 among all schools in the United States
Teaching Degree Search's 2021 Best Teaching Schools
- Ranked #33 for Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools
- Ranked #68 for Best Teaching Master's Degree Schools
Discover Early Childhood EDU's 2021 Top 63 Best Colleges with Early Childhood Education Master's Degrees
- Ranked #2 among CSUs and universities in California
- Ranked #34 among universities in the United States
PayScale's 2021 Best Schools For Education Majors by Salary Potential
- Ranked #11 among universities in the United States
- Median early career pay: $50,700; Median mid-career pay: $77,100
Lurie College Impact Report
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our SJSU Lurie College of Education is positioned to lead. Our faculty, staff, and students have done remarkable work during this past year. We’ve grown enrollments in our traditional programs and launched exciting new programs that extend our reach to new student populations. We’ve strengthened our commitment to educational equity and racial justice by investing resources in bold emancipatory initiatives and tackling structural challenges within the college. We’ve amplified the impact of faculty-led research by strengthening our community partnerships and growing our media engagement. These achievements position Lurie College to lead our regional P-20 educational ecosystem and to be a model nationally of what it means to be a truly transformative college of education.
Read our 2021-2022 Impact Report above or view it as a PDF.
Lurie College In The News
- January 2022 - "The Invisibility of International LGBTQ+ Students on U.S. Campuses" by Kyoung Mi Choi in Visible Magazine
- December 2021 - "Distritos escolares de California podrían eliminar las calificaciones ‘D’ y ‘F’" by Univision featured Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz
- November 2021 - "Collective Memory for Queer and Trans Liberation" by Robert Marx in Visible Magazine
- November 2021 - "Our Schools Are Not Equipped to Teach Transgender Students" by Robert Marx in Hechinger Report
- November 2021 - "Opinion: Use of underprepared special ed teachers harms children" by Lisa Simpson in the Mercury News
- October 2021 - "Manufactured boogeyman: Latino critical race theory pioneers, advocates push back" by NBC News quoted Dr. María Ledesma.
- October 2021 - "What I Learned When I Came Out to My Asian Mother" by Dr. Kyoung Mi Choi in Yes! Magazine
- October 2021 - "Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe" by the Associated Press quoted Dr. Roxana Marachi
- September 2021 - "The post-pandemic future of college? It’s on campus and online." by the Washington Post quoted Dr. Nidhi Mahendra
- September 2021 - "Want better talks with your kids? Take them outside." by National Geographic quoted Dr. Dina Izenstark
- August 2021 - "How Can Educators and Parents Prepare for the K-12 School year? A Q&A with Lara Ervin-Kassab" by Julia Halprin Jackson on the SJSU Newsroom blog.
- August 2021 - "Advancing Justice, Equity in the Pipeline to the Professions" by Dr. Nidhi Mahendra, Teresa Girolamo, and Danai Kasambira Fannin on ASHA Leader
- July 2021 - "Critical Race Theory: A Brief History" by the New York Times featured Dr. María Ledesma
- May 2021 - "Parents hope lawsuit against Fremont Unified puts pressure on district to reopen classrooms" by FOX2 KTVU featured Dr. Heather Lattimer
- May 2021 - "Double Pell" by Dr. Heather Lattimer on KQED
- May 2021 - "India Ignited: COVID-19 Second Wave Unleashes Death and Devastation" by Dr. Nidhi Mahendra, Soma Sen, and Tanvi Kothari on Newsweek
- April 2021 - "A San Jose State University research project provides the data to support Assemblymember Rivas’ broadband access proposal" on Monterey County Weekly
- March 2021 - "Ethnic studies curriculum opens a door for all of us to be seen" by Susan Meyers on San José Spotlight
- March 2021 - "Lessons Learned from Remote Learning" co-published by Dr. Rebeca Burciaga in Visible Magazine
- January 2021 - "Kamala Harris, 1st woman Vice President of US, breaks the glass ceiling; South Asian women rejoice historic day" by Dr. Saili Kulkarni on India Today
- December 2020 - "Distance learning resources for educators" on COVID-19 CA
- December 2020 - "Supporting Students Wherever They Are In Their Journeys: Prof. Kyoung Mi Choi" on Flipboard
- December 2020 - Op-Ed "Getting it Right: Why It’s Important To Pronounce Kamala Harris’ and My Name Correctly" by Dr. Saili Kulkarni on Ms. Magazine
- October 2020 - Op-Ed "Critical Race Theory is Critical to Our Continued Understanding of Societal Injustice" by Dr. Saili Kulkarni on VISIBLE Magazine
- October 2020 - Op-Ed: "Online Special Ed—a Failure in the Making" by Dr. Jennifer Madigan on San Jose Inside
- October 2020 - OPINION: "Why we need a new generation of special education teachers" by Dr. Saili Kulkarni on The Hechinger Report
- October 2020 - "California school districts struggled to prepare teachers for distance learning this fall" by Diana Lambert and Betty Márquez Rosales on EdSource
- September 2020 - Opinion: "Give Voice to Those With Communication Disorders" by Dr. Nidhi Mahendra on Visible Magazine
- August 2020 - "2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning" by CBS SF Bay Area
- August 2020 - "San Jose State offers free webinars for teachers to improve K-12 distance learning" by Jennifer Olney on ABC 7 News
Read more news on the Lurie College blog.
Connie L. Lurie
Connie Lurie's commitment to education has had a tremendous impact on both San Jose State University and the Bay Area as a whole. Her dedication to the university and her philanthropic spirit exemplify the ideals of the California State University.
Connie Lurie graduated from San José State with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and psychology in 1964, admirably maintaining her connection to her alma mater to this day. She helped establish San Jose State's Connect Motivate Educate Society, which provides support and mentorship to former foster youth pursuing a college education. In 1998, she endowed the Lurie Author-in-Residence program at San Jose State, which attracts renowned national and international authors to serve as distinguished visiting artist/scholars for one or two semesters. As a result of her philanthropic generosity, the San Jose State University Connie L. Lurie College of Education was named in her honor.
Source: The California State University website
Lurie College Advisory Board
- Annya Artigas - Coordinator Mental Wellness Support, Alum Rock School District
- Demerris Brooks - Senior Director, School and Community Programs, Child Mind Institute
- Shannon Bui - HR Director, Oak Grove School District
- Ivan Chaidez - Assoc. Superintendent, Oak Grove School District
- Juan Cruz - Superintendent, Franklin-McKinley School District
- Brad Davis - Chancellor, West Valley Mission Community College District
- Mary Ann Dewan - Superintendent, Santa Clara County Office of Education
- Deborah Flores - Superintendent, Gilroy Unified School District
- Cheryl Jordan - Superintendent, Milpitas Unified School District
- Stephanie Kashima - President, West Valley Community College
- Jodi Lax - Associate Superintendent, San Jose Unified School District
- Elida MacArthur - Superintendent, Mt Pleasant School District
- Jose Manzo - Superintendent, Oak Grove School District
- Teresa Marquez - Associate Superintendent, Educational Services, East Side Union High School District
- Jacqueline Murphy - HR Director, San Jose Unified School District
- Jonathan Noble - Director, Microsoft
- Chris Norwood - Board President, Milpitas Unified School District
- Manuel Nuñez - Assistant Superintendent, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
- Renee Pacquier - Dean, West Valley College
- David Palter - Senior Director of Higher Education and Workforce Development, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
- Peter Rivera - Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation
- Vince Stewart - Executive Director, California STEM Network
- Rowena Tomaneng - President, San Jose Community College
- Glenn Vander Zee - Superintendent, East Side Union High School District
- Shelly Viramontez - Superintendent, Campbell Union School District
- Mara Wold - Region 5 Lead, Expanded Learning Partnerships
The Lurie College of Education credential programs are accredited by the California Commision on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology is further accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).