Welcome to Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education!
Appalachian provides education students with a unique perspective – the physical location and community as well as the belief that education is something to be valued and nurtured.
Preparing quality educators is a cornerstone of Appalachian’s past, present and future. When it comes to teacher education, the state and region look FIRST to Appalachian for innovative instruction, faculty excellence and student success.
From Watauga Academy, founded in 1899, to Appalachian State Teachers College, established in 1929, and to the College of Education, established in 1968, Appalachian State University has a long history of preparing quality educators. The Reich College of Education, named for benefactor Lois Reich in 1987, continues this legacy today.
The Reich College of Education is comprised of five departments as well as Appalachian's first doctoral program.
The college enrolls approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor's, master's, education specialist and doctoral degree programs.
Appalachian offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating approximately 500 teachers a year. With so many teacher education graduates working in the state, there is at least one RCOE graduate teaching in almost every county in North Carolina.
Sara Monson named ACS 2023 Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to alum Sara Monson '98 '10 on being named CTE Teacher of the Year!...
App State hosts High Country MATHCOUNTS Competition
On Tuesday, February 21, Appalachian State hosted the High Country Chapter Competition of MATHCOUNTS. MATHCOUNTS is a national mathematics compet...
RCOE Hosts an Evening with North Carolina’s Award Winning Educators on April 4, 2023
The Reich College of Education (RCOE) presents “An Evening with North Carolina’s Award Winning Educators” professional development opportunity.&...