The Kellogg Institute


The Kellogg Institute is designed to further educators’ knowledge in the theory and best practices of post-secondary developmental education. Seminars combine expert-led presentations with practical applications promoting student persistence and retention.

The summer residency provides a dynamic living-learning community with opportunities for sharing ideas and experiences. Networking among professionals representing a variety of backgrounds from across the United States is a key benefit. Seminar topics will cover the most current issues and methods in the field in 2019.

Join us for two weeks of professional and personal renewal on the campus of Appalachian State University in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina!

2020 Kellogg Institute dates:  July  11 - 24

(Applications will be available soon)


 Seminar Topics for Kellogg 2020 include:

• Corequisites

• Online Support Services

• Technology

• Adult & Developmental Theory


Those interested in Developmental Education Specialist Certification enroll in a 3-credit-hour graduate course and design a Campus Innovation Project. The project should be informed by knowledge and skills acquired at the institute.

Completion of the residency and the campus innovation project leads to certification.


Why Attend?

Kellogg Institute participants gain practical skills to strengthen programs and inform innovations on their home campuses with research-based best practices.

Attendees will develop an action plan to address issues affecting their own institutions’ developmental education/learning assistance programs. Via scholarship and interaction among participants and seminar leaders, the Kellogg Institute builds cutting-edge tools to transform learning and strengthen programs.


What is the Cost?

All materials required for Institute sessions, faculty leadership, room and board, a resource package and other materials, as well as the opening reception and closing dinner are included at an estimated cost of $2250.

Optional graduate tuition is extra.



 We Accept Donations


The Kellogg Institute Development Fund

The NCDE has established a development fund for the Kellogg Institute through Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education Development office. Those wishing to donate may do so at the RCOE Online Giving page.

Please select "Kellogg Institute Scholarship Fund" in the gift designation block. Please make any notes that you deem appropriate in the comments section to be sure that your gift is acknowledged.

Donations are tax deductible and the funds will be used for scholarships and other activities relevant to enhancing the Kellogg Institute experience for participants. You may contact us by email ( or phone (828-262-3057) for more information or to donate by check.

The Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators is the nation's longest running advanced training program for developmental educators and learning skills specialists.



Information for Kellogg 2020

  • Seminar descriptions for the 2-week Kellogg Institute for 2020 (forthcoming)

  •  Faculty Bios (forthcoming)