Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Connie L. Lurie College of Education

Office: Sweeney Hall

Telephone: (408) 924-3600

Email: luriecollege@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/education


Heather Lattimer, Dean
Marcos Pizarro, Associate Dean
Mark Felton, Associate Dean of Research


The Connie L. Lurie College of Education is a professional community of students, faculty and staff engaged in supportive partnerships to serve a community of culturally diverse children, youth and families by pursuing and promoting scholarly and reflective inquiry, and access to a quality lifelong education. Faculty, staff and graduates are compassionate and ethical professionals who are mindful of our responsibilities in a democratic society. The College’s core values are excellence and equity. Excellence is manifested in the rigor of our academic programs, in our teacher/scholar faculty contributions, and in the high level of staff service. We challenge our students to strive for excellence in their academic and personal pursuits, as informed and active citizens in their own communities. To achieve equity, our students, faculty, and staff continuously work for social justice and educational opportunities for all members of our society.

The college offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, a doctoral program, and numerous professional credentials. Programs are offered through seven academic programs and departments.

The college, housed in William Sweeney Hall, offers a variety of resources including the Student Success Center, the Kay A. Armstead Center for Communication Disorders and the Child Development Laboratory Preschool, as well as two computer laboratories that are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students also have access to other high tech education applications.

Student Service Centers

The Kay A. Armstead Center for Communication Disorders provides speech-language-hearing evaluations and therapy services to students, staff, faculty, and the local San Jose community.

The Child Development Laboratory Preschool is housed in two locations on the SJSU campus, including toddler and pre-school labs. These programs provide undergraduates with both observation and hands-on clinical/practicum opportunities.

The Credential Services Office recommends candidates for their credential upon completion of their programs. The office also provides students with information about the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST), California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET), and Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). General information on elementary (Multiple Subject), secondary (Single Subject), and special education (Education Specialist) teaching credentials, as well as other service credentials and certificate programs.

The Lurie College Student Success Center provides support to undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students, including professional development workshops, mentoring, networking events, and access to university, college, and career resources. The Student Success Center also provides academic advising about General Education (GE) requirements, changing a major/minor, and support for students on academic probation or disqualified from the university.


Advising and information related to applications are handled through the six academic departments and the Educational Leadership (EdD) Program .

These departments include Child and Adolescent Development Communicative Disorders and Sciences Counselor Education Educational Leadership Special Education , and Teacher Education .