The 18-hour Reading Education Certificate partially fulfills the 24-hour requirement for the add-on Reading Education license for North Carolina and may be used toward the fulfillment of the 39-hour requirement for the Master of Arts degree in Reading Education. It may be used as elective hours for other MA programs, such as Special Education, Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education. The 18-hour certificate does not lead to NC licensure by itself.
This is a program that leads to licensure or certification. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the U.S. Department of Education for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at Appalachian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7559.
Required Entrance Exam: None
Required number of references to specify in the online form: None
Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission)
Graduates are working at these and other employers:
- Educational settings across North Carolina and the Southeast
- Spring: 11/1
- Summer Session 1: 4/1
- Summer Session 2: 4/1
- Fall: 7/1
*See full deadline information below under Application Essentials.
- The Reading Education program maintains a clinical focus where students learn through direct experience in how to assist children and adults to read.
- Appalachian has long been recognized as an outstanding teacher education institution, and its reading faculty is one the largest in the southeastern United States.
- Faculty members are teacher-scholars who balance their own scholarly work in schools with graduate teaching.
- All graduate programs at Appalachian have small class sizes, providing intimate classroom interaction.
- The School of Graduate Studies offers scholarships, fellowships and assistantships to support eligible, full-time, degree-seeking students.
Method of Delivery
On campus and Hybrid
- Classroom Teacher
- Reading Specialist
- Curriculum Coordinator
- Community College Instructor
Dr. Woody Trathen