Centers & Partnerships

Adult Basic Skills Professional Development Project

  • Provides relevant, timely, accessible and effective professional development for adult basic skills educators. 
  • Presents face to face workshops, produces training materials, and conducts week-long summer institutes.

James Center for Student Success & Advising

  • Recruits, supports and retains teacher education majors during their tenure at Appalachian to ensure success in the classroom. 
  • Coordinates many college events as well as campus visits and tours.

Lucy Brock Child Development Laboratory Program

  • A laboratory program operated by the Department of Family and Child Studies that serves as a model and professional preparation site for individuals working with young children.
    • Provides access to high quality care for young children and their families.
    • Serves as a model program that reflects current recommended best practices, as well as a site for developing new and innovative practices.

Mathematics and Science Education Center

  • Provides workshops, summer institutes, courses, and other instructional programs for teachers. 
  • Offers a variety of math and science resources available for check-out (books, manipulatives, kits, and journals). Want to host a Family Math Night or Family Science Night at your school? 

National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE)

  • Provides instruction, training programs, research, and other services consistent with the purpose of developmental education.
  • Sponsors the annual summer Kellogg Institute which is the nation's longest running professional development program for developmental educators and learning skills specialists.

Parent to Parent Family Support Network - High Country

  • Provides support, education and caring connections to families who: 
    • Have children with diverse physical, emotional, intellectual or health needs
    • A child born prematurely
    • Are grieving the death of a child

Public School Partnership

  • Fosters collaborative relationships among the college, university, and public schools in the region.
  • Provides resources and activities that support students, teachers, and administrators.