The Thelma P. Lally School of Education: A Profile

The Thelma P. Lally School of Education is among the most prominent buildings on the Saint Rose campus, as well as being the home of our School of Education. If you are planning on applying to a graduate Education program at Saint Rose, the Lally School of Education will become a familiar place for your classes and meetings.

The Lally School of Education is a national model for the training of teachers, counselors, speech therapists, and school leaders. The building is named after Thelma P. Lally, a benefactor of Saint Rose. You’ll find out more about this inspiring woman in the first-floor lobby of the building graced with her name.

Here are some of the rooms and resources in the Lally School of Education:

Carl E. Touhey Forum
This multimedia space is used for lectures, meetings, and panel discussions. When not in use for events, the forum serves as a space for students to study or meet with class groups to discuss projects.


Classrooms and Computer Labs
The entire building is wireless and each classroom is equipped with a multimedia station. Some rooms are equipped with Smart Technology.

The building also includes faculty offices for programs such as Communication Sciences and Disorders, Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Teacher Education, Literacy, and Special Education, as well as the Office of the Dean and the Office of Field Placement.

Patricia Standish Curriculum Library
This library, separate from the main Neil Hellman Library, houses over 12,000 resources and hands-on materials to support undergraduate and graduate studies within the School of Education.

The Joy S. Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center
This Center, which also houses the Pauline K. Winkler Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, offers a wide variety of services including literacy tutoring, psycho-educational evaluations, speech-language evaluations and treatment, audiological evaluations, and additional related services. Services are provided by graduate students from various departments within the School of Education under the supervised direction of faculty and adjunct supervisors.

The Nursery School at Saint Rose
This fully-functional nursery school offers half-day programs for children in the Albany area. The nursery school currently offers a morning three-year old program and an afternoon four-and five-year old program including Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

If you are interested in learning more about the Lally School of Education, click here. If you would like attend a campus tour, including a tour of the Lally School of Education, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 518-454-5143 or email