Our Strategic Plan


After months of dialogue, deliberations, and reflections by our faculty, students, and staff, our college unanimously adopted a new strategic plan in January 2020. Additionally, our college is committed to taking action to advance racial justice in our community and our faculty, staff, and students have identified several priorities to continue to decolonize our own institution and the systems within which we operate. Learn more about our strategic plan, funded projects, and racial justice priorities below.

Strategic Plan Identity Statement

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 the four areas below.

Strategic Plan Pillars

1 - Community-Engaged

We strive to become the hub for community-centered, educational transformation in the region.

2 - Culturally Sustaining

We value and sustain the linguistic and cultural practices of the communities we serve and make that the foundation of our work.

3 - Holistic

We foster a caring and supportive community of belonging, connectedness, and appreciation.

4 - Interdisciplinary

We learn together across and beyond the college, transforming schooling and benefitting our communities.

Strategic Plan Steering Committee

  • Lydia Arce - Graduate student, Counselor Education
  • Sarah Arreola - Staff, Dean's Office
  • Rebeca Burciaga, PhD - Professor, Educational Leadership
  • Mayra Deleon - Undergraduate student, Communicative Disorders & Sciences
  • Mark Felton, PhD - Professor, Teacher Education
  • Heather Lattimer, EdD - Dean, Lurie College
  • Shelly Masur - Doctoral student, EdD Leadership
  • Ravisha Mathur, PhD - Associate Professor, Child & Adolescent Development
  • Marcella McCollum - Lecturer, Communicative Disorders & Sciences; Doctoral student, EdD Leadership
  • Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD - Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • Ana Paz-Rangel - Staff, Dean's Office
  • Marcos Pizarro, PhD - Associate Dean, Lurie College
  • Dena Sexton, PhD - Director of Field Experience, Teacher Education