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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.



The National Center for Developmental Education welcomes Philip Uri Treisman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Treisman will present on the topic, "Wrestling with Equity: A Teacher's...
There are still a few spots available in the 2016 Kellogg Institute, July 16-29. The application deadline has been extended until June 10 or until filled (we will accept 45 participants maximum). Cost for the new 2-week residential program is $1845...
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 McGraw-Hill Developmental Educator Scholarships for the Kellogg Institute. Please join us in congratulating Virginia Leonard of East Mississippi Community College and Ellenar Harper of Tallahassee...
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