The James Center Academic Advising Team
Revised Application Prerequisites
(Summer 2020 & 2020-2021 Academic Year Only)
In order to apply to Teacher Education, candidates must meet ALL prerequisites listed below:
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Students with GPAs between 2.5 - 2.7 must meet with their academic advisor to review their academic record to determine if GPA of 2.7 can be reached by Student Teaching.
A current Criminal Background Check (within 6 months of your application)
Minimum of 45 semester hours or more earned
A grade of C or better in RC 1000, FDN 2400, and CI 2300
No Grades of Incomplete
Minimum of 12 semester hours of courses completed at Appalachian
Meet Application to Teacher Education submission deadlines
August 1 - Deadline to submit a teacher education application for any Fall Course
January 1 - Deadline to submit a teacher education application for any Spring Course
An Application to Teacher Education must be completed prior to registration to Teacher Education coursework
James Center for Student Success and Advising Latest Updates
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The James Center for Student Success and Advising will open virtually for academic advising beginning Academic Year 20-21.
This website is updated regularly. Please continue to visit for the most updated information.
Elementary Education: A – K
Special Education: All Majors
RCOE 121 – B
Elementary Education: L - V
Birth to Kindergarten: All Majors
RCOE 121 – D
Elementary Education: W - Z
Family/Child Studies: All Majors
Middle Grades: All Concentrations
RCOE 121 – A
Virtual Walk-In Links are accessible during the hours listed below.
Virtual Walk-in Advising Days and Times
Virtual Advising FAQs
How do I access Virtual Walk-in Advising? Click here to access step-by-step instructions (PDF).
What if I’m unable to meet with my advisor via Zoom?
All advisors available by Phone and Email
Contact your advisor using Google Hangouts Chat
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