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Thelma P. Lally School of Education

If a career in education is your life calling – You belong here.

At The Thelma P. Lally School of Education we understand the value of a great education and know how to help you become an outstanding educator, leader, counselor or clinician. Our 18 diverse courses of study offer varied pathways for you to fulfill your potential to become the best in your field whether it’s teaching, counseling, administration, speech/language therapy or educational research.

With nationally accredited programs, small classes and an emphasis on applying theory to practice in a range of field settings, you will be able to work closely with faculty who are passionate about their discipline and bring a wealth of experience to their teaching. These opportunities will allow you to engage in research, advocacy, teaching, counseling and leading alongside faculty and practicing professionals in real world settings.

Ask our program graduates, and many will directly credit their jobs today to the internships or practicums they found here, including:

    • Urban Schools (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, New York City)

    • Suburban and Rural Schools (Bethlehem, Shenendehowa, Niskayuna, Chatham, Schoharie)

    • Clinical Facilities (Capital District Psychiatric Center, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Center for Disabilities Services)

    • Charter Schools (Albany Community Charter School, Troy Prep, Green Tech)

    • Private Schools (Helping Hands, LaSalle, Wildwood)

Our graduates work in public, private and charter schools, agencies, higher education and clinic facilities in urban, suburban and rural environments; they impact their communities and assist others in reaching their potential.

Whether you are just beginning your journey as a professional or seeking to enrich your current skills, we welcome the opportunity to serve as your guide. We’re proud to say that our reputation precedes us, in the Capital region and beyond.


95% of graduate alumni seeking employment are employed within one year of graduation*

*Source: 2015 post-graduation survey across all graduate programs, with 45% response rate

98% of Lally School of Education graduate students complete a supervised internship or student teaching experience*

*Based on Fall 2016 enrollment data

96% overall pass rate for 2014-2015 graduate program completers on the NYS Teacher or Leadership Certification Examinations*

*Pass rate overall for 2014-2015 program graduates on the NYS Teacher or Leadership Certification examinations

100% pass rate for thirteen of our programs*


Tim Fowler

An educational career path fueled by three SAINT Rose degrees.

A Navy veteran and former Army National Guard reservist, Tim took advantage of the GI Bill® to acquire three Saint Rose degrees over 8 years. Today, Tim’s multifaceted career includes working with people and organizations as an educational administrator, counselor and pastor.

B.A. Psychology, 1998; M.S. School Psychology, 2001 CAS, Educational Administration, 2006
Interim Director of Pupil Personnel Services, City School District of Albany