Dr. Teressa Sumrall

Teressa Sumrall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Child Studies at Appalachian State University. She currently serves as the Director of the Child Development Program (non-licensure) and the Internship Coordinator. She received her B.S. and M.A. in Child Development from Appalachian State University and her Ph.D. from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, she worked as an Education Coordinator with Head Start and Migrant Head Start programs in North Carolina and in higher education at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Research Interests:

  • Early Learning and Development Standards

  • Professional Development of Early Childhood Teachers

  • Early Childhood Teacher Preparation

  • Emergent Literacy


Speciality Courses:

  • FCS 2102 Child Study and Guidance

  • FCS 2104 Child Development: 3-K

  • FCS 3901 Practicum

  • FCS 4602 Preschool Curriculum and Instruction

  • FCS 4900 Internship

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Family and Child Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2660

Office address
509E College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037