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E-News Contents:


Teaching Abroad

Teaching Fellowship Informational Meetings

Save the Date

Regional Teacher Job Fair

PCOE Video Contest

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Teacher Recruitment Consortium

McCracken Hall Renovation

Student Organization News

Employment Opportunities



Professional Internship in Teaching

Dear Teaching Candidates,

The Professional Internship in Teaching Application is due on October 1, 2014.  The application is located on The Patton College of Education web site forms page. You can access it here:

Important… you must download and save this form to your computer before typing into it.  You cannot save your work if you are viewing it in Firefox or Chrome.  Save the copy to a Word document before submitting the application or it will appear blank when you send it to our office. 

It is very important for you to take your time completing the Professional Internship Application.  It is similar to a resume and will be shared with potential mentor teachers and principals for placement approvals.  Please spend quality time completing the autobiographical page and remember to proofread your work.   You must submit an electronic copy to  No handwritten copies will be accepted.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the Professional Internship Application Process.  Good luck with your course work and Internship.

Debra Shaw  

Professional Internship in Teaching Coordinator    740-593-4278                                                                                                                                   

Out of Area Professional Internship Requests

Out of Area Professional Internship in Teaching: Effective immediately, teacher candidates who plan to participate in professional internship in Fall 2015 and beyond and want to go out of area must submit a petition to the Patton College Credential Review and Candidate Progress Board. Out of Area approvals will be permitted for extenuating circumstances only. Financial circumstances, employment opportunities, and housing challenges are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Rural / Urban Collaborative (RUC) Participants

One core value of The Patton College of Education is embracing diversity. The RUC is a manifestation of that value. It is intended to best prepare future educators by fostering a deeper awareness of how to examine, understand and assess a variety of cultural experiences and issues based on gender, race, social class and geographic locality. Because we so highly value this experience, The Patton College of Education is granting a $25 travel award to those students who are incurring higher travel costs. If you are eligible for this travel award, it will be credited to your student account before the end of the semester. Should you have questions, please contact Brenda Robinson .

Background Checks

Beginning January 1, 2015 The Patton College of Education will no longer maintain copies of background checks. Please retain a copy for your records.


COST Opportunities 2014 - 2015

Consortium for Overseas Teaching

Ohio University is a member institution of COST. The COST program allows teacher candidates to fulfill their Professional Internship requirements while living abroad and student teaching for an extended period. The COST experience provides professional and personal growth in ways that are increasingly important for teaching in the United States.

Do you want to be a more effective educator? Are you interested in experiencing cultural immersion without needing prior fluency in the language? COST is for you!

Find out more with our brochure HERE and attend the meeting Tuesday, October 6, 6 - 7 p.m., McCracken 109.

Teaching Fellowship Informational Meetings

Quick Facts…
•    Receive a one year scholarship for a Graduate Degree!
•    Teach 20 hours/week in your licensure area!
•    Get paid a stipend to do it all!

Are you interested yet?  
•    Come learn more!

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5-6 p.m. McCracken 111
      - or -
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 5-6 p.m. McCracken 324

*Pizza served at both meetings!

If you can’t attend either meeting, contact  Dr. Sara Hartman at

Save Date Postcard




PCOE Video Contest


ASF Flyer 2015-16

TRC Handout

Update of "Estimated" Milestones for McCracken Hall Renovation

FR:      Renée A. Middleton, Dean

RE:     Update on Estimated Milestones for The Patton College Renovation

DT:      October 2, 2014


  1. Construction Document Submittal – October 3, 2014
  2. Permit Submission to State (est.) – October 8, 2014
  3. Bid Period (est.) – December 3, 2014 – January 13, 2015
  4. Executed Contracts (est.) – February 24, 2015
  5. Groundbreaking – May 7, 2015
  6. PCOE Move-out (start) – May 4, 2015
  7. Construction Start (est.) – May 18, 2015
  8. Construction Completion (est.) – November 3, 2016

We will continue to keep you posted as we receive additional information~~


(Signature in Mandarin)

Renée A. Middleton, Ph.D., Professor and Dean

Advocate, Unite, Inspire!

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education




The National Association for Music Education is a professional association that addresses all aspects of Music Education. More than 65,000 active, retired, and collegiate members represent all teaching levels from kindergarten to college.

Through its many programs, initiative, and resources, NAfME works to promote the importance of music education, foster the best possible school music programs across the nation, and advance music education as a profession.

The OU Chapter of C-NAfME meets bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Glidden Music Hall Rm 472. Students interested in attending are always welcome. Membership is open to any OU student interested in Music Education. Our remaining meetings for Fall Semester are October 7, October 21, November 4, and November 11. 

The student officers for the 2014-2015 school year are:

  • President: Amanda Siwek
  • President-Elect: Ranga Munasinghe
  • Secretary: Sarah Balderson
  • Treasurer: Kevin Niese
  • Historian: Caitlyn Coulson
  • Parlimentarian: John Rodesh

For additional information please contact Dr. Paul Mayhew


KDP is a professional organization for the top 20% of educators. It is open to ALL education majors sophomores and above. The group is dedicated to the professional development and scholarly achievement of its members, as well as to its outreach in the community.

Opportunities include leadership, service within the local schools and community and professional development. Best of all it is a great way to meet other education majors and have fun!

Requirements for membership:

Sophomores and juniors with a 3.5 or higher G.P.A And Seniors with 3.2 or higher G.P.A.

For more information email us at


WHEN:  Every other Tuesday at 7 PM 

WHERE:  McCracken, room 109

WHAT: SCEC on the Ohio University campus is a student directed organization that supports the mission and beliefs of the national Council for Exceptional Children.  SCEC supports there mission by:

  • addressing special education issues
  • supporting students and families in the greater Athens area
  • attending conventions 
  • conducting fundraising projects, and
  • participating in community service projects throughout the academic school year.    


  • Networking
  • CEC's job bank
  • Receive journals and news letters on the latest ideas and solutions to everyday classroom problems
  • and MORE


  • $20/year
  • enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate at Ohio University
  • 15 hours of fundraising and community service

For more information contact us at:

The Student Personnel Association

The Student Personnel Association or “SPA" is comprised of graduate students in the College Student Personnel (CSP) and Higher Education & Administration programs. We provide emerging student affairs professionals with social, professional, and academic opportunities related to the field of Student Affairs.

Meetings are Thursdays from 10-11:00 a.m. in Baker University Center room 230

Contact Kelsey King (President) at with any questions or for more information.

Instructional Technology Scholars Association

President: Mohamad Al-Issa

VP: Mohamed Smahi,

Treasure: Samuel Antwi,

Mission: We encourage all graduate and undergraduate students and faculty to participate in ITSA. Moreover, we’d like to assist students in looking for useful resources and related information regarding current issues in extent with computer science and simulation, multimedia, instructional design theory, and e-learning e.g. for conferences, paper presentations, faculty research projects, and publications, etc.

Description: The Instructional Technology Scholars Association at Ohio University was established to promote a sense of community and intellectual exchange among students, faculty, alumni, and professionals in Instructional Technology. We are encouraging and assisting the academic growth of the graduate students in the Instructional Technology program in Department of Education Studies in The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services.

Ohio University National Science Teachers Association (OUNSTA)

OUNSTA meets every other Wednesday from 8pm-9pm in McCracken Lobby

  • October 1st Recruitment/bowling*
  • October 8 accelerator lab/ sci cafe
  • October 22 - Meeting Movie night: Gatacca, GMO OMG, enders game,
  • November 5 licensure exam prep night/ interviewing for jobs
  • November 19th - Meeting *bees
  • December 3rd Christmas Party

For more information please contact: Rosemary Callahan

OUNSTA is for any science education major or any education major interested in science.  We are a resource for classroom tools and strategies, as well as an outlet for those students doing student teaching.  Our activities focus on science topics and getting ready for life after college in the teaching field.


Student Early Childhood Organization

WHEN: Every other Tuesday (starting Sept. 2nd) @ 9PM

WHERE: McCracken Hall, Room 104

WHAT: Volunteer and work with the children of the Athens community

  • Elementary Schools (math night, carnivals, school plays, etc.)
  • Athens Community Center (Halloween Party, childcare, etc.)
  • Community Festivals (Indian Mound Festival)
  • Children’s Museum of Discovery
  • Kennedy Museum of Art (Family Day, Siblings Weekend Festivities)

Show up at a meeting or contact Kelsey Lekich at for more information!


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Employment Opportunities


Counselor Job Opportunity

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Is HIRING.


We are hiring certified teachers to start in January ’15 and August ‘15! CMSD is working hard to find and retain the best teachers for our scholars. There’s a great opportunity to make a difference in the city of Cleveland and CMSD. We are currently hiring for ALL subjects, with a high need for Bilingual, English, and Foreign Language educators.

Application & Interview Process Includes:

  • Online Activities
  • Interview with school Principal & Committee
  • 5-minute lesson

December Graduates are encouraged to apply now:

Questions? Contact

Recreation Therapy Opportunities

This summer, make a difference in the lives of youth with chronic illness and disability at Bradford Woods.

We are currently hiring for our nationally-acclaimed camps for children and adults with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. In partnership with Riley Hospital for Children and other non-profit agencies serving youth, we offer campers a traditional summer camp experience in an outdoor setting. If you want to be part of an experience that will change the lives of your campers and yourself forever, please consider one of our many positions.

All of our staff members are trained to work with our campers’ specific medical needs, and all positions are provided a salary with room and board. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of campers with disabilities and chronic illnesses or obtaining more information, please visit our website or contact Lisa Elder, Assistant Director of Therapeutic Programs, at (765) 349-5135 x5213 or at


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  • Music Instructor
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  • Lifeguards
  • Adventure Challenge Instructors
  • Evening Program Coordinators
  • Cabin Counselors
  • Recreation Instructor
  • Waterfront Director
  • Assistant Waterfront Director
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 Find out more about employment, internship, volunteer, and college credit opportunities at Bradford Woods therapeutic summer camps by visiting

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