Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education

Stable child care in Watauga County would add 300 employees to the local economy, study finds
May 17, 2024

Insufficient child care is keeping 300 individuals out of the labor pool in Watauga County, a new study estimates....

Watauga County Childcare Study Data Released
Apr 18, 2024

The Watauga Economic Development Commission and the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the results of a comprehensive study of the...

Chancellor’s Grant Funds Partnership To Create Local Food Network With County's Early Childhood Learning Centers
Apr 17, 2024

Preschool children across Watauga County may soon be tasting vegetables like leafy swiss chard and bell peppers grown by local farmers thanks to a 202...

New Faculty and Staff

RCOE Welcomes Three New Faculty and Staff Members
Mar 19, 2024

Welcome new faculty and staff members to Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education (RCOE). Read on to learn about everyone and why the...

Adapted Book Presentation

Students Learn How To Create Adapted Books
Mar 5, 2024

One of the major assignments in Dr. Aftynne Cheek’s course “SPE 4410: Instruction and Support for Students with Developmental Disabilities and Ext...

App State partners with Mebane Charitable Foundation to improve literacy in the High Country and Catawba Valley
Mar 4, 2024

The Mebane Charitable Foundation has donated $100,000 to Appalachian State University to fund the expansion of reading assistance services for K–3 s...

App State’s 2023 Spooky Duke breaks fundraising record, scares up $31,600 to support regional children with special needs
Feb 9, 2024

Runners and walkers costumed as ghouls, superheroes, cartoon characters and more gathered on the Boone campus of Appalachian State University — and ...

Snowy campus scene

299 RCOE Students Named to Fall 2023 Chancellor's List
Jan 5, 2024

Congratulations to the 299 Reich College of Education students named to the Fall 2023 Chancellor's List. Chancellor's List EligibilityAwarded to ...

Snowy campus scene

190 RCOE Students Named to Fall 2023 Dean's List
Jan 5, 2024

Congratulations to the 190 Reich College of Education students named to the Fall 2023 Dean's List. Dean's List EligibilityAn undergraduate studen...