Appalachian State University

If You Want to Teach, Look Here FIRST

Appalachian State University Campus Appalachian State University has a long tradition of preparing quality educators. When it comes to teacher education, the state and region look FIRST to App State and the Reich College of Education for innovative instruction, faculty excellence and student success.

There’s a reason App State has education graduates working in almost every county in North Carolina. Our graduates are dedicated professionals who understand education goes beyond the classroom, including helping us lead the nation in the number of alumni who have achieved National Board Certification – the top teaching credential. They strengthen their communities by fostering the academic, social and emotional development of students with diverse backgrounds and needs.

Located in the mountains of northwestern North Carolina, the Reich College of Education has committed partnerships with 19 northwestern public school units through the Public School Partnership, including our lab schools.

You have what it takes to be the kind of teacher who changes lives and inspires imagination. Two million kids are waiting for you. But, first, your journey starts right here. BE FIRST. BE AN APP STATE TEACHER.