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The National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) provides instruction, training programs, research, and other services consistent with the purpose of developmental education and the missions of Appalachian State University and the Reich College of Education. These services are provided to a national audience of professionals dedicated to serving underprepared and disadvantaged college students.

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Developmental Education

"Developmental education is the integration of academic courses and support services guided by the principles of adult learning and development."   (Boylan, 1999)

The field of developmental education supports the academic and personal growth of underprepared college students through instruction, counseling, advising, and tutoring. The clients of developmental education programs are traditional and nontraditional students who have been assessed as needing to develop their skills in order to be successful in college.

 

News

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Dunkel of Ozarks Technical Community College has been selected to receive the 2015 McGraw-Hill Developmental Educator Scholarship for the Kellogg Institute.  In addition to her teaching duties, Jennifer...
Appalachian State University is now offering their Ed.S. in Higher Education, Adult and Developmental Education, ONLINE. A new cohort is forming for FALL 2015, and courses taken during the Kellogg Institute apply to the program of study. Space is...
Join developmental educators from across the nation at the 2015 NADE Conference, February 25-28, in Greenville, South Carolina. This year's conference theme, "Bridging the Past and Present to the Future," will focus on student success...
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