About the College

Education is not a trend at Appalachian, it is a tradition! 

The Reich College of Education, established in 1968, is one of Appalachian State University's oldest colleges. It was named for benefactor Lois Reich in 1987.

Appalachian has deeply rooted traditions in education. Our reputation for preparing quality educators as well as our commitment to student and alumni success contributes to the value of an Appalachian education.

The college offers a broad range of comprehensive degree programs: Baccalaureate, Masters, Specialist and Doctoral levels as well as programs leading to certificates and licensure.

The college seeks to provide a well-balanced program of classroom and clinical experiences while maintaining a cooperative, forward-thinking posture, with emphasis on:

  • Providing programs of rigor and excellence that challenge its faculty and students to do their best;
  • Creating bold initiatives that recognize emerging societal needs with new programs, teaching strategies, and technologies that will keep it on the frontiers of knowledge;
  • Supporting the integration of multi-cultural and global orientations in all program areas;
  • Seeking to further define and deliver a comprehensive body of knowledge suitable for each of its majors;
  • Engaging in an active program of exchange and interchange with its varied publics.