The Education Center at The College of New Rochelle Graduate School, located in Chidwick Hall, provides a variety of educational and therapeutic programs for children and adults. The Education Center is staffed by students who are master’s degree candidates in education, guidance and counseling, and school psychology working under the supervision of Graduate School faculty. Programs are scheduled throughout the year and coincide with the College’s semester schedule.
The Can-Do Program
The educational assessment component of this program is designed to provide information related to a child’s educational strengths and areas of academic need. The Education Center offers this program to elementary age children. Each assessment includes a complete educational test battery, administered by graduate students who have chosen to specialize in special education, guidance and counseling, or school psychology. All testing is administered under the supervision of a faculty member.
Interviews, several 90-minute testing and tutoring sessions, a written report, and final conference are all included in this program. Running concurrently with testing, each child will participate in direct tutorial sessions to address his/her individual learning needs.
Each child’s homework will be used as a foundation for the introduction of learning strategies, with the goal of addressing New York State Learning Standards. The ratio of teacher-to-child is two-to-one. This program is offered after school from October through June and at various times in July.
The Tutoring Program
For children who have completed the Can-Do Program, the Tutoring Program offers an opportunity to continue with one-to-one tutoring. Specific learning strategies are addressed. All tutoring is done under the supervision of a graduate school faculty member.
At the conclusion of the program, parents receive a written report describing progress and recommendations for school and home. This program is offered after school, October through June.
After-School Reading Program and the June-July Reading Program
The Reading Programs provide one-to-one evaluation and remediation of reading and writing difficulties. Elementary age children are seen by graduate students, who are licensed teachers, in the Literacy Education master’s degree program under the supervision of a graduate school faculty member.
The After School Reading Program runs from October through May.
The June-July Reading Program is scheduled in the late afternoons in June and mornings in July.
The Education Center keeps records of participants’ attendance and progress. These records are confidential and are not released to any person or institution except upon written request from the participant’s parent or guardian. If the participant is over 18, he or she may request the records. Forms are available for this purpose.
The Education Center offers each of these services to the community at a modest fee. Partial tuition subsidies are available.
For further information, write or call:
Graduate School Education Center
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2339