Appalachian State University offerings at the Asheville Graduate Center
These programs are offered through ASU’s Division of Extension and Distance Education. The dean of the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School at ASU is responsible for the admission of all graduate students. All degree seeking students taking graduate courses must make formal application to the Graduate School prior to enrolling in any graduate coursework.
Master of Arts in Reading (offered face-to-face in Asheville)
The Master of Arts Reading program appeals to many Elementary Education teachers, as well as some English teachers (secondary education level). This program is unique in it practicality and its focus on struggling readers.
All graduate students participate in a reading clinic, where the graduate students tutor two (2) struggling readers to learn the instructional steps to effectively work with these students. Our graduates tell us that this is a powerful experience for them and gives them the tools to work with struggling readers in their classrooms.” Teachers with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a valid teaching license may apply to this program to become a reading specialist and earn “M” level licensure.
-Dr. Woody Trathen, academic coordinator, Reading Education
Master of Library Science in School and Public Libraries (face-to-face in Asheville)
The Library Science Program at Appalachian State University offers a Master's of Library Science (MLS) degree in School and Public Libraries. We are proud to be a major educator of school and public librarians for North Carolina and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the North Carolina Public Library Commission.
The History of Library Science at Appalachian State
Appalachian State University has offered courses in Library Science for over 70 years. The first course was offered in 1937. The first school library media certification program began in the summer of 1942. Today, the Library Science Program is housed in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies within the Reich College of Education.
For more detailed information, visit the MLS Department website.
Please contact Ms. Lisa Freeman at email@example.com or 800-355-4084 with questions about this program.
Master of Arts in Educational Media, Instructional Technology Specialist, New Media & Global Education (now online only)
The Master of Arts in Educational Media with a concentration in Instructional Technologies/Computers provides an innovative blending of learning opportunities in the design, production, application, and evaluation of a broad range of media and technology.
For more information, please contact:
Lisa Freeman, Graduate Programs Manager or Peri David, Graduate Programs Manager
Office of Extension and Distance Education
Appalachian State University