The Department of Reading Education and Special Education helps prepare teacher candidates to be qualified professionals who are leaders in the region, state and nation. Students enrolled in our classes will complete coursework that is relevant to their field of study. Our undergraduate program in Special Education culminates with a semester of student teaching, while our graduate programs offer experiences working in the Anderson Reading Clinic with children in the community. Our teacher licensure programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Bachelor of Science in Special Education
- Minor in Special Education Program of Study
Accelerated Admissions (4+1): Baccalaureate to Master's Programs
- Master of Arts in Reading Education
- Adult Literacy Concentration
- Classroom/Clinical Concentration
- Graduate Certificate in Reading Education
Program requirements for the Reading Education programs above can be found here.
- Master of Arts in Special Education
- Learning Disabilities Concentration
- Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Concentration
- Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation) Concentration
- Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Graduate Minor in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Program requirements for the Special Education programs above can be found here.
Forms and Resources
- Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities
- Graduate Scholarship Opportunities
- RESE Graduate Scholarships
- Reading Licensure
- Academic Advising Center
- Graduate Student Forms
- Student Forms
- Change of Advisor Request [PDF]
- Office of the Registrar
- RCOE Office of Field Experience
- Appalachian State Resource Page
- Graduation and Commencement
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