The Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education is one of five departments in the Reich College of Education, offering innovative programs that focus on all facets of child development, reading, writing, language arts, and specific areas of special education. These programs provide coursework and field experiences in a variety of settings and can lead to licensure.

Chair & Administration

Dr. Woody Trathen
Chair
trathenwr@appstate.edu

Dr. Beth Frye
Assistant Chair
fryeem@appstate.edu

Melissa Isaacs
Administrative Support Specialist for Faculty Services
isaacsm@appstate.edu

Claudia Palta
Administrative Support Specialist for Student Services
paltacv@appstate.edu

Karen McGuire
Administrative Support Specialist
mcguireke@appstate.edu