The James Center for Student Success and Advising prepares future educators for teaching, leadership, service and learning through advising, professional development and student-focused programming.

Services & Support


After declaring your major you are required to meet with your assigned advisor every term to ensure that you remain on track for your graduation plan. Meet your advisor.

Apply to Teacher Education

Students who are interested in becoming educators are required to apply to Teacher Education. Learn more about the admissions process, deadlines and requirements.

Testing Information

Teacher Education candidates must complete required testing components as they pursue an education degree. Find requirements and preparation information.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an Appointment

Make appointments for in-person or zoom advising, testing support, student teaching guidance and more.

First in teaching

"App State has deeply rooted traditions in education. Our reputation for preparing quality educators as well as our commitment to student and alumni success contributes to the value of an App State education."

Engagement & Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional development (PD) is a key component of teacher education. Learn how PD fits into your educational plan and your teaching career.

Student Engagement

Discover events and opportunities for engagement that are available through the college and campuswide. Find your community by getting involved.

Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES)

ACES is a leadership program for future teachers focusing on mentoring, leadership, service, and professional development. View program highlights and learn how to apply.

Office & Printing Hours

Office & Printing Hours

Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 828-262-6095

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Gifts to the James Center for Student Success and Advising help us fulfill our commitment to the growth, development, and well-being of education practitioners at Appalachian State University.

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