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Transfer Educators

Are you a transfer student preparing to be an educator? This learning community is designed to assist transfer teacher education students in smoothly integrating into the Appalachian State University community. Members will receive academic and community support services often underutilized by transfer students. In addition, there will be many opportunities to connect with partnering departments including: the Reich College of Education, the Transfer Student Services Committee, Career Services and Academic Advising.

Please note that on-campus housing opportunities are limited for incoming transfer students. Housing assignments for transfer students are based on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, it is important that you apply, commit and complete the housing and RLC applications as soon as possible. All students should have an off-campus backup plan in case they are not accepted to the Transfer Educators RLC or in the event that on-campus housing is unavailable. Students are encouraged to use university resources such as Off-Campus Housing , a service of the Office of Off-Campus Student Services , to find trusted property management companies, rooms, and subleases for rent and roommate searches.

Members of Transfer Educators will have the opportunity to:
  • Develop a connection with the College of Education and other teacher education majors
  • Receive academic and advising support for teacher education coursework
  • Learn how to access and utilize student support resources
  • Explore and evaluate personal interest in careers in education
  • Become involved on campus in clubs and student organizations
  • Develop a professional network both on and off-campus
  • Participate in fun social events on campus
  • Build relationships with other transfer students
  • Participate in a community retreat
Members of Transfer Educators will be expected to:
  • Participate in community events and activities
  • Be an ambassador to Appalachian and the teacher education program
  • Participate in professional development seminars
  • Support the academic success of community members
  • Learn the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program
  • Complete a graduation plan by the end of their first semester in the community
  • Become involved in developing community standards and planning the future of the community
Sponsoring Departments
Reich College of Education - James Center for Appalachian Educators

The Reich College of Education > offers a broad range of comprehensive degree programs at the Baccalaureate, Masters, Specialist, and Doctoral levels, as well as programs leading to particular certifications and licenses.  The College seeks to provide a well-balanced program of classroom and clinical experiences while maintaining a cooperative, forward-thinking posture.

The James Center for Student Success & Advising , named after Steve and Judy James, serves to recruit, support, and retain teacher education majors during their tenure at Appalachian State University to ensure success in the classroom.  The James Center provides information for prospective students, professional development opportunities, and services for current students.