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Appalachian’s doctoral program hosts open house for prospective students March 2

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Have you considered earning an doctor of education degree, or Ed.D.? Appalachian State University’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will host an open house for prospective students Thursday, March 2, from 4 – 6 p.m.

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The event will be held in Room 414 College of Education Building on the Appalachian campus. Light refreshments will be served.

Housed in the Reich College of Education, Appalachian’s Ed.D. program is rigorous and relevant. It is the university’s only doctoral program and is designed for educational leaders in public schools, community colleges, universities and community settings. It meets the needs of a diverse community through concentrations in educational administration, general studies, higher education, expressive arts inquiry and leadership, reading and exceptionalities, and instructional technology leadership. Students are prepared for advanced leadership roles in the community and elsewhere.

For more information, visit or contact Doctoral Program Director Audrey Dentith at

About the Reich College of Education

Appalachian offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating about 500 teachers a year. The Reich College of Education enrolls approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degree programs. With so many teacher education graduates working in the state, there is at least one RCOE graduate teaching in every county in North Carolina.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational 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 embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.