Student Involvement Opportunities

The James Center for Student Success and Advising supports two primary student groups and provides opportunities for all Education Majors at App State to get involved early on.

Education majors at Appalachian State are encourage to find their involement opportunities and community across campus and we welcome and encourage participating through the Reich College of Education.  

Appalachian Educators Club

All Education Majors at Appalachian State are invited to join the Appalachian Educators Club.  Log into with your Appstate login and request to join the Appalachian Educators page to learn more and stay up to date on club meetings and service opportunities!   Appalachian Educators is a student organization that promotes teacher education and the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University! We have service, social, and professional development for all of our members to get involved in! We can't wait to see you soon! 

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Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (A.C.E.S.)

The Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES) promotes teacher leadership through rich, multifaceted programming focused on mentoring, leadership, service, and professional development. Members are active participants and leaders within the Appalachian Educators Club and Reich College of Education, in addition to a wide variety of campus activities. Campus leadership includes the representation on the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board, the Student Government Association, Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders, Appalachian Ambassadors, Education Peer Ambassadors, and Chancellor’s Scholars. ACES relies on the collaboration and support of offices across campus, including University Admissions, University Housing, Career Development, University Scholarships, and the Chancellor’s Office. 

The ACES program continues the legacy of teacher leadership that was provided by the Teaching Fellows program for over 25 years. The ACES program provides a sense of camaraderie for future educators that promotes a passion for teaching. ACES students participate in service projects and unique professional development opportunities.  ACES also connects participants with a well-established network of education professionals across that state of North Carolina and beyond.

To learn more about ACES, click here.

Education Peer Ambassadors

The Education Peer Ambassador (EPA) Program is a unique leadership opportunity for students of undergraduate teacher education programs at Appalachian State University.  EPAs work to build relationships with current and prospective students by serving as student guides for all recruitment events, such as open house and teacher education preview day. EPAs also work in the James Center for Student Success and Advising by working the front desk in the student space each day. They provide current students will much needed guidance about advising appointments and events hosted by the James Center. For more information and to apply to be an EPA, click here.