If You Want to Teach, Look Here First

Appalachian students are passionate and compassionate. They are called to sustain education within their communities and to inspire the next generation.

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and I chose Appalachian because its reputation of being a great school for teacher education is unmatched. Teaching is in my blood; my parents and grandparents wanted to be teachers but never completed college. In a way, I am living out their dreams. As a teacher, I FIRST hope to inspire confidence in my students. I want to teach them that kindness is not a weakness, but a powerful weapon that can change the world in which we live. Teaching allows me to be an example for young people and to help them become the best versions of themselves. –Brandon Moore '20

Here, prospective and current students will find the information they need to become quality educators:

Prospective Students

Discover the Reich College of Education:

  • Apply to Appalachian
  • Explore undergraduate and graduate programs 
  • Learn about distance education opportunities.

Current Students

Find resources designed to help you make the most of your time at Appalachian:

  • Apply to the Reich College of Education
  • Explore scholarships
  • Discover field experiences
  • Consider Accelerated Admission opportunities (earn both your Appalachian bachelor's and master's in teacher education)
  • Connect with the James Center for Student Success and Advising
  • Reach your goals and achieve career success
  • Find important forms and testing information
  • Complete licensure and certification requirements