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 only doctoral program:
- Curriculum & Instruction
- Family & Child Studies
- Human Development & Psychological Counseling
- Reading Education & Special Education
- Leadership & Educational Studies
- Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.
The Reich College of Education enrolls approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor's, master's, education specialist and doctoral degree programs. The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is Appalachian’s only doctoral program. Over the past 20 years, the program has produced more than 130 graduates who hold leadership roles in K-12 public education, community colleges, and educational agencies across North Carolina and beyond.
Appalachian offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating about 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.
Catherine Messer is a first year teacher, teaching third grade at Leicester Elementary School. She says teaching is in her blood. Her mother is a kind...
Five proposals out of 40 submitted by faculty at Appalachian State University have been awarded funding through Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ App...
‘One Amazing Thing’ Selected for Appalachian’s 2017-18 Common Reading Program; Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni to Speak on Campus Aug. 21
All incoming first-year students at Appalachian State University will receive a copy of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel “One Amazing Thing” d...
Four new SoundAffect Podcasts are now available:Dr. Nancy Love on lyrics, the First Amendment and the power of music: Dr. Nancy Love, political s...