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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.



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...
McGraw-Hill Education is proud to partner with the Kellogg Institute to provide the opportunity for an instructor teaching developmental writing, reading or integrated reading and writing to attend the 2015 Kellogg Institute (June 20-July 25) in...
Developmental educators and learning assistance professionals with innovative ideas for incorporating theory, research, or principles of best practice into their practice can apply for the 2015 TRPP Innovation Award. Individuals and teams can...
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