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.
Enrollment opens for App State's Lab Schools in Triad
There are two in the Triad that service elementary aged students, one in Elkin and another in Walkertown. Dr. Hannah Reeder, Assistant Dean of App Sta...
2023 Reich College of Education Award Recipients Named
Eight faculty and staff members of Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE), along with the Mentoring Guild faculty, were re...
Seeing Policy in Action: Field Trip to the State Capitol
Field trips to the capitol are not just for the K-12 students. As part of Dr. Jason Lynch’s HE 6340 Policy Analysis in Higher Education course this ...