Education, College of
The Connie L. Lurie College of Education is a learning community dedicated to equity and excellence. Equity initially addresses access and outcomes, and the college works to incorporate equity in action through policy and process. Excellence in a democratic society actualizes each student's unique potential as an individual and as a member of a diverse community. Excellence involves knowledge and skills with a commitment to lifelong curiosity, imagination and learning. The result is the college's commitment to the preparation of educators, including teachers, administrators, counselors and service providers who have the knowledge, skills, dispositions and ethics that ensure equity and excellence for all students in a culturally diverse, technologically complex global community.
The college offers bachelor's and master's degrees and a number of professional credentials. Programs are offered through seven academic departments which are supplemented by a variety of resources including the Armstead Center for Communication Disorders and the Child Development Laboratory Preschool. The college, housed in William Sweeney Hall, offers 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 observation, diagnostic evaluation and clinical practicum opportunities to undergraduate students and advanced clinical practicum to graduate students.
The Richard Brandt Technology Reading Collection was dedicated to the college in 2001 and includes more than 100 titles chronicling the emergence of the technology boom.
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 Center for Careers in Education in Sweeney Hall 107 provides prospective students information about the various professional preparation programs in education offered by the college.
The Office of Credentials and Student Services in Sweeney Hall 108 provides students with information about the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST), PRAXIS MSAT (Multiple Subject Assessments for Teachers), MSAT and Subject Assessments section of PRAXIS. General information on elementary (Multiple Subject), secondary (Single Subject) and specialist teaching credentials, as well as other credential and certificate programs, are available through the office.
Advising and information related to applications are handled through the seven academic departments. These departments include Child and Adolescent Development, Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education.