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Department of Teacher Education


The Department of Teacher Education provides a wide range of programs to support the interests of prospective and practicing professionals at the undergraduate, Master's and PhD levels.

A signature feature of the department is its partnership relationships. These include partnerships with the University laboratory school, the Child Development Center; with local schools, as coordinated by the Center for PDS Partnerships; with The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, such as The Edward Stevens Center for the Study and Development of Literacy and Language; and with regional organizations like the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS) and The Southeast Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (SEOCEMS). These partnerships provide significant opportunities for field experiences, professional internships, and practicums. We are also one of the few teacher preparation programs that offers their teacher candidates an Honors Program in Education.

I invite you to explore the links to our various programs and to contact me if you would like further information.

Frans Doppen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Teacher Education
206 McCracken Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701