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Message From The Dean

Dean Margaret McLaneMargaret McLane, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Education

The Thelma P. Lally School of Education houses one of New York’s largest centers for certifying educational professionals. With over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a faculty distinguished for practice, theory, and research, The Lally School offers a repertoire of over 25 undergraduate and graduate programs that respond to current needs in schools and communities.

Ninety-three percent of the 2012 graduates responding to our most recent survey indicate that they would choose again to attend the Lally School of Education at The College of Saint Rose. In 2010-2011, the overall pass rate on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations for those completing their education degrees at The College of Saint Rose was ninety-six %.

The Lally School at The College of Saint Rose exercises leadership in a context of personalized service to its students. Class sizes remain small (usually under 20 students), and students are each assigned academic advisors who are available to assist with degree completion, certification, career choice, and course-related questions.

A signature feature of the School’s professional programs is emphases on building students’ ability to apply classroom learning to field settings throughout their courses of study. Thus, by the time students enter their culminating field experiences, they are ready to work confidently with cooperating professionals. Estimates suggest that over a third of the New York Capital Region’s educational professionals are graduates of The College of Saint Rose.

Students within the Thelma P. Lally School of Education will enjoy learning in a state-of-the-art facility. The Lally building is well- equipped with technology and pleasant classrooms designed for the faculty’s modeling current instructional best practices, such as cooperative learning, inquiry, problem-based learning, case study, and hands-on techniques. The building has several computer laboratories, and a unique forum for study and meeting space, and large gatherings, conferences, and special events. The Lally School is also home to the Joy S. Emery Educational & Clinical Services Center within which literacy tutoring, and a variety of treatment, evaluative and consultation services are available to students and members of the community.

NCATE Accreditation

The professional education programs at The College of Saint Rose are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), recognized by their respective Program Associations and registered with the New York State Education Department.

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