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Appalachian State University
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As a premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

  • College or University
  • Boone, NC
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I was blessed to spend four years in Appalachian State's Elementary Education program. I believe it has provided me with the best teacher preparation in the state so I can excel in and out of the classroom. As I go forth to teach elementary school in NC, I will proudly wear my black and gold!

Libby Rose

Appalachian State University
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Programs
Bachelor’s & lic.
  • Undergraduate Teacher Education Program
Licensure-only
  • Middle and Secondary Teaching Graduate Certificate
Bachelor’s & licensure
Undergraduate Teacher Education Program
  • From 48 to 72 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
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Program Info

The Teacher Education program in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University has a long history of preparing quality educators, as the university was founded to train teachers in the Appalachian area in 1899. Our reputation, as well as our commitment to students and alumni success, contribute to the value of a teaching degree from Appalachian State University. Teacher education students can expect to engage with dedicated faculty who provide rigorous and enriching academic experiences as well as early and frequent field experiences with students in their area of interest. Our undergraduate programs are offered on campus, online, and through off-campus cohorts.

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  • From 48 to 72 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Feb. 15, 2022
    Fall
  • Jul. 01, 2022
    Fall
Tuition & Fees
$4,518
In State Tuition
$17,060
Out of State Tuition
$65
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
Students at Appalachian State University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Appalachian State University to see if you can, too!
Amount
Description
$5,000-$10,000
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

The James Patterson Scholarship is available to first year undergraduate students who are studying education and are committed to teaching careers. The award is $7,500 per year for a maximum of 4 years. Students should apply for this scholarship through the university scholarship application at the time of their admission application. The application deadline is November 15.

The Steve and Judy James Scholarship is available to incoming first year students who plan to pursue a career in teaching in North Carolina. The award is $5,000 each year for 4 years. Students should apply for this scholarship through the university scholarship application at the time of their admission application. The application deadline is November 15.

View a list of all university scholarship options here: scholarships.appstate.edu

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Federal Work Study available to those eligible

For more information visit: Financial Aid Office
Licensure Area
Agriculture Education (6-12)
Art (K-12)
Biology (9-12)
Birth to Kindergarten (PK-K)
Business Education (Business & Information Technology) (6-12)
Chemistry (9-12)
Earth Science / Science (9-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (9-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (6-12)
French (K-12)
Health & Physical Education / Physical Education (K-12)
History (9-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Marketing Education (6-12)
Math (9-12)
Math, Middle Grades (6-9)
Music (K-12)
Physics (9-12)
Science (9-12)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies (9-12)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Spanish (K-12)
Special Education: Adapted Curriculum (K-12)
Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)
Theater Arts (K-12)
Trade & Industrial Education (6-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Year 1

  • Year 2

  • Year 3

  • Year 4

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

  • Mentoring & Coaching

  • Program Commitment to Improvement & Excellence

Stats
2,261
Total Enrollment
2.70
Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
3.37
Entry GPA Med
370
Program Completers
67.00%
Acceptance Rate
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 22%
  • 78%
Ethnicity
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 1%
  • 2%
  • 5%
  • 0%
  • 89%
  • 3%
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