Current Students

If You Want to Teach, Look Here First

You've decided to become an educator!

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
  • Complete licensure and certification requirements
  • Complete a Criminal Background Check (required for field experiences - reports expire after six months)
  • Consider Accelerated Admission opportunities (earn both your Appalachian bachelor's and master's in teacher education)
  • Find important forms and testing information

Be an Educator

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Appalachian students who are interested in becoming educators are required to apply to the Reich College of Education.

Discover Field Experiences

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Learn about Early Field Experiences and Student Teaching.

Criminal Background Check

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Criminal Background Checks are required for all students participating in field experiences. Reports expire after six months.

Explore Scholarships

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Last year the Reich College of Education awarded almost 330 students with merit- and need-based scholarships. Find one that fits your needs.

Licensure & Certification

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Explore steps to earn teacher licensure in North Carolina. 

Accelerated Admission

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Get a head start on graduate school. 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.