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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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First Teach Fair August 22

First Teach Fair

Interested in education? Discover how Appalachian is FIRST for teaching.Preparing quality educators is a cornerstone of Appalachian's past, present an...

Coffee Talk

Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program Coffee Talk Returns This Fall

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


Special Education Student Wins Scholarship

Two students majoring in teacher education at Appalachian’s Reich College of Education have been awarded scholarships from the Alpha Gamma chapter o...


Garwood Publishes Article in the Journal of Behavioral Education

Dr. Justin Garwood (RESE) has published an article, “Literacy Interventions for Secondary Students Formally Identified with Emotional and Behav...

Amy Pless

August Student of the Month

Amy Pless recently graduated with her undergraduate degree in elementary education in May 2017.  She is now working on her Master’s degree in R...