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Graduate Study for Practicing Teachers

The College of Saint Rose Thelma P. Lally School of Education offers graduate level professional development courses in the New York City metropolitan area and Massachusetts as part of its Distance Delivery Program for practicing educators. Open enrollment graduate level courses for professionals who have earned baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges/universities are offered at convenient times, mainly on the weekends and during summers. The Distance Delivery Program may meet the needs of students wishing to fulfill New York State requirements for continuing professional development, and qualify for school district salary differentials. With over 100 courses to choose from, thousands of New York’s teachers annually have found the Distance Delivery Program to be an essential component in furthering their careers.

About Professional Development Courses for Teachers

Our Standards of Education

The College of Saint Rose has a highly regarded Teacher Education program. Our School of Education produces the area’s best teachers, and now our courses are available to teachers in the New York metro area through our Distance Delivery Program. All professional development courses are listed in The College of Saint Rose Graduate Catalog, and both courses and instructors are approved by our Teacher Education department. Instructors must meet the same high standards as those teaching courses on campus, and are periodically observed to ensure that excellent standards are maintained.

Classes meet in locations throughout the New York City metro area, including Long Island and Westchester County. Courses are also offered further north along the Hudson and in western New York State; brochures published by our affiliates (CITE, NYSUT, TEI, Jenmarc) provide details of locations and schedules.

With over 100 different courses available through our Distance Delivery Program, options for graduate study are varied, and include such areas as Literacy, Special Education, and Technology. We add new courses to the program each year, bringing teachers the latest topics in Education.

Online Courses

The Distance Delivery Program also offers teachers the convenience of taking courses online. Check brochures of our affiliates to find out which online courses might be right for you.

How to Get Started

All courses offered through Distance Delivery are scheduled by one of our three affiliates. Each affiliate publishes brochures listing courses, times, and locations of College of Saint Rose graduate courses. Visit the affiliate’s page for contact information and phone numbers. Once you have found a course that meets your needs, contact the affiliate office which manages that course for The College. The affiliate will sign you up for classes and guide you through the process for getting registered with The College of Saint Rose. Registration with The College of Saint Rose happens after you fill out a registration form on the first day of class. Keep in mind that “registering” with an affiliate office is not the same as registering with The College of Saint Rose. Enrollment at The College depends on our receipt of complete registration forms from the affiliate office.

Tuition for professional development courses is paid to the affiliate office managing the course for us. Please contact the appropriate affiliate with questions that arise regarding your tuition payment and billing.