Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, 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 is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Learn more about what it’s like like to be an education major at App State here.
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!
Bachelor’s & licensure
Undergraduate Teacher Education Program
From 48 to 72 months
In-person, Online, Hybrid
Jan. 01, 2024Spring
Feb. 01, 2024Fall
May 15, 2024Fall
Oct. 15, 2024Spring
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
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!
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
Birth to Kindergarten (PK-K)
Business Education (Business & Information Technology) (6-12)
Earth Science / Science (9-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
Family & Consumer Sciences (6-12)
Health & Physical Education / Physical Education (K-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Marketing Education (6-12)
Math, Middle Grades (6-9)
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races