Why Appalachian State Middle Grades?

  1. Appalachian State University was the first institution of higher education in North Carolina to offer specialized degrees for middle grades teachers. Our program is well-respected at the local, state, national, and international levels.
  2. Personalized atmosphere where teacher candidates are known well by each other and by the middle grades professors.
  3. Graduates of our program are hired quickly and often receive multiple job offers.
  4. Numerous opportunities for teacher candidates to engage locally and nationally through the Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA), North Carolina Middle Level Education Association (NCMLE) and the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)