Appalachian was founded in 1899. The pioneering spirit necessary to overcome the mountains hardships quickly characterized the institution, giving Appalachian a special niche in higher education that continues today. After more than a century, students still feel the pull of this unique place to transform their lives, and Appalachian has remained focused on providing students with educational experiences that are not only life-changing but world-changing.
The skills and experience you develop during your education degree prepare you for a range of careers working with children and young people
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Community education officer
Early years teacher
English as a foreign language teacher
Further education teacher
Primary school teacher
Secondary school teacher
Special educational needs teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
Family support worker
Museum education officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Every child deserves a teacher who cares and can help make education engaging, motivating and authentic. Appalachian State University's Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education prepares students to teach in kindergarten through grade six and leads to a North Carolina teaching license but it does more than that. This degree empowers you to widen a child's view, spur his or her curiosity and learning potential, and build community. To make sure you re ready for the classroom, the Reich College of Education is dedicated to giving you a wealth of practice including multiple field experiences, internships and service-learning opportunities before you even start your student teaching.
Programme Structure Courses include: Investigating Mathematics and Learning Foundations of Literacy Learner Diversity: Teaching English Language Learners Integrating Media and Technology into Teaching Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School The Development of Literacy for Learning Social Studies in the Elementary School Elementary School Curriculum & Instruction or Methods of Elementary Science Teaching
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions.
English Entry Requirement
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