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Our department is comprised of 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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Reading Clinic is Underway

The Summer 2017 Reading Clinic is underway! The clinic is part of the Department of Reading Education and Special Education in Appalachian State Unive...

Tour Group

Visit Us Today!

Summer is well underway and the Department of Reading Education and Special Education would like to invite you to visit campus! Tours are available du...

Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent Earns Community Partnership Award

On a recent Friday evening, Katherine Moss, a master’s student at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s physician assistant (PA) studies program at App...


June Student of the Month

Cassidy Milosh just earned her Master’s degree in Reading Education from Appalachian State University this past May (2017). In addition to her gradu...

Werts and Smith

Werts and Smith Receive GRAM Program Award

Margaret Werts and Cate Smith Named Recipients of a Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies 2017-2019 Graduate Research Associate Mentoring Prog...