Prospective Students

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).

Schedule a tour! The RCOE's James Center for Appalachian Educators' organizes tours to recruit, support, and retain teacher education majors during  their time at Appalachian State. Come visit the reading clinic, take a guided tour of the the RESE department and College of Education building, attend a class, meet with a faculty member, and more!


Undergraduate Program

Accelerated Admissions (4+1): Baccalaureate to Master's Programs

Graduate Programs

Reading Education

Program requirements for the Reading Education programs above can be found here.

Special Education

Program requirements for the Special Education programs above can be found here.

Admissions and Resources

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