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Our department comprises two programs: Reading/Language Arts and Special Education. The department offers innovative programs focusing on all facets of reading, writing, language arts and specific areas of special education. We also offer the Anderson Reading Clinic, which provides direct services to children with reading disabilities.


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Shown is Dr. Devery Ward

Devery Ward Named Director of the Anderson Reading Clinic

Dr. Devery Mock Ward, an associate professor in the Department of Reading Education and Special Education (RESE) at Appalachian State University's Rei...

Goods Drive Flyer with a toothbrush, elbow noodle, and pb&j sandwich on it

500 for the 50th Goods Drive

In honor of their 50th anniversaries, the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts and Reich College of Educ...

Chancellor stands with students of middle fork academy

Chancellor Everts engages with students, shares books at Middle Fork Academy

Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts engaged with the university’s youngest students to date when she visited the Appalachian State ...

Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program Coffee Talk Series: Fall 2018 Dates

Love coffee? How about breakfast treats? Care to score some free smiles? Look no further! The Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (...

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A Student's Perspective on Accelerated Admissions

Hello everyone! My name is Jessica Rocklein and I am currently enrolled in the Master’s Program for Special Education. I am concentrating in Emotion...