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.
App State earns designation as a Top 10 Military Friendly School for 2023–24
Appalachian State University has been designated by VIQTORY as a Military Friendly® School for the 14th year in a row, ranking among the top 10 in th...
App State honors 14 students, faculty and staff at inaugural Awards of Distinction ceremony
Congratulations to RCOE faculty - Dave Koppenhaver, Bill Gummerson, and Matthew Thomas-Reid - and RCOE middle grades alum, Christian Martin '23!Appala...
292 RCOE Students Named to Spring 2023 Chancellor's List
Congratulations to the 292 Reich College of Education students named to the Spring 2023 Chancellor's List. Chancellor's List EligibilityAwarded t...