Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the brand new Reich College of Education! We are confident that your desire to become a teacher has led you to Appalachian. No matter who you are, you'll find almost everything you need to know about our programs here. The department, which is one of the largest on campus, is home to 44 faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in business and marketing education, elementary education (K-6), health education, and middle grades education (6-9). The department also collaborates with other departments across campus offering teaching majors that lead to undergraduate certification at the K-12 and secondary school levels (grades 9-12).
Masters of Arts degrees are available in the areas of elementary education (K-6), educational media, curriculum specialist, and middle grades education (6-9). The department also offers courses which are taken by candidates in other graduate programs (secondary and K-12) across campus who are seeking advanced licensure. The department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs on and off campus. All department programs are fully accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. For information about graduate off-campus programs, see the graduate section of ASU's distance education department.
Complete information about admissions and requirements for each program can be found in either the Undergraduate or Graduate Bulletin. If you have specific questions about programs, or if you are interested in sitting in on our classes, contact the department chair and/or the appropriate program coordinator to make arrangements.