Accelerated Admission: Earn both your Appalachian bachelor's & master's in teacher education!
The Reich College of Education in partnership with the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School offers undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in an Accelerated Admission program.
The following programs are offered in the College of Education:
Higher Education (Leadership and Educational Studies)
Reading Education (Reading Education )
Special Education (Special Education)
Why a master's?
More marketable to future employers - have more tools in your toolbox
Be an expert and highly qualified in your field of study
Additional experiential learning opportunities
Gain master's level licensure
Potential to teach at a community college or university
Opportunity to move even further in your education, including our own Ed.D. program or other Ph.D. programs
Gain more specialized knowledge to help more students succeed
How to Apply
You will need the following items:
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Three academic recommendations - Learn More about reference tips, and learn more about best practices from Career Development.
You are eligible to apply if you meet all of the criteria below:
You have a 3.2 GPA, AND
You have completed 90 credit hours by the end of the semester in which you plan to submit your application AND
You are one year away from graduating with your undergraduate degree.
These are generalized timelines for the admission process.
Before Reaching 90 Credit Hours
Attend an advertised information session
Meet with Mrs. Stephanie Moretz to discuss options (Book An Appointment Here)
After Reaching 90 Credit Hours And One Year Out From Graduation
- Meet with your Program Director to discuss options
- Apply to Graduate School
- Click on the appropriate Apply Now link below for the term* for which you plan to apply.
- Click on "Create an Account" and follow the instructions to set up your application account or, if you already have an account, simply login to your account.
- Click on Start New Application
- A pop-up box should appear displaying "20xx-xx Graduate Applications" with "Accelerated Admissions" below it. Click on Create Application to start your application.
- Review these step by step instructions of the application process.
Your application term* for your graduate application is not the same as when you can apply, the term* refers to when you will be admitted as a graduate student. Most programs encourage students to go into the graduate degree program in the term immediately following graduation from the undergraduate degree program. For example, May graduates will apply for admission to the graduate program for Summer 1 unless otherwise instructed by the graduate program.
October 15, 2019
November 1, 2020
Summer 1 2021
March 15, 2020
April 1, 2021
Summer 2 2021
March 15, 2020
April 1, 2021
July 15, 2020
July 1, 2021 *
October 15, 2020
November 1, 2021
Contact Stephanie Moretz, RCOE Scholarship Coordinator & Accelerated Admission Recruiter at email@example.com or 828-262-8554.
Attend an information session (TBA)
For more information, once you have been admitted, visit the Graduate School Page to get step by step instructions.
Please note that students must maintain a "B" or better in their graduate courses in order for them to transfer in after completing their undergraduate program.
Please note that distance education students taking graduate courses through the main campus will have to pay main campus tuition.
Please review this video on how to request an overload if needed.
Be sure to apply for a graduate assistantship!