Reich College of Education's undergraduate secondary teacher preparation program has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) as one of the nation's best for 2017.
In evaluating programs, NCTQ examines three areas:
- Admissions (selection of candidates)
- Content knowledge (subject matter coursework in the sciences and social sciences)
- Quality of practice opportunities (including a focus on classroom management).
About the program, NCTQ noted that Appalachian scored near the top, at the 97th percentile, compared all 717 reviewed undergraduate programs.
Appalachian's undergraduate secondary teacher preparation program is housed in the Reich College of Education with support from the College of Arts and Sciences. The college offers seven secondary education majors:
- Geology (Earth Science)
About the National Council on Teacher Quality
The National Council on Teacher Quality is led by this vision: every child deserves effective teachers and every teacher deserves the opportunity to become effective. Founded in 2000, NCTQ is funded by foundations and private donors and accepts no government funding. Since 2006, NCTQ has reviewed programs, made recommendations, and highlighted the best we've seen of key elements for undergraduate and graduate programs for elementary, secondary and special education.