The Reich College of Education and Appalachian State University are open. The Office of the Dean is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To maintain social distancing measures for the Fall 2020 semester, we encourage you to contact the Office of the Dean or the Office of Field Experience via phone 828-262-2232 or via email rcoemarketing@appstate.edu.

For more information on the Reich College of Education COVID-19 Response, click here



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 every county in North Carolina.

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Alumni Update: Meg Kovacs ’09 ’13

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App State hosts virtual celebration of research and creative activity, honors two faculty members

The Appalachian State University Community had a virtual front row seat to a wide-ranging selection of faculty research and creative activity through ...

Dr. Susan Hedges and María Hofman Hernandez Named as Director and Assistant Director for SDAP

Dr. Susan Hedges has been named the new director and principal investigator of Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP), and María Hofman has b...

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