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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                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Professional Education/Advanced Standing Meetings

Acceptance into Professional Education is required to take 2000 level Education classes or higher.  To apply for Professional Education, you must be close to completing 30 hours. 

The meeting dates for Professional Education are:

  • Wednesday, October 1     1:00 pm           McCracken 214A
  • Tuesday, October 21        10:00 am           McCracken 324
  • Friday, November 14         9:00 am           McCracken 214A
  • Friday, November 21         2:00 pm           McCracken 104


Acceptance into Advanced Standing is required to take 3000 level Education classes or higher.  To apply for Advanced Standing, you must be close to completing 60 hours.

The meeting dates for Advanced Standing are:

  • Wednesday, October 1               2:00 pm           McCracken 214A
  • Tuesday, October 21                  11:00 am           McCracken 324
  • Friday, November 14                 10:00 am           McCracken 214A
  • Friday, November 21                   3:00 pm           McCracken 104

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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


The Southeast Ohio Disability Consortium

Reframe, Refresh, and Remind

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • An event uniquely focused on the issues and resources related to transition in Southeast Ohio that provides an avenue to reframe the challenges of our community as opportunities.
  • A professional conference dedicated to refreshing the knowledge of professionals preparing high school students for transition to employment and/or post-secondary education.
  • A setting that allows for the development of a knowledgeable network of peers with common interests and goals to help remind us of the role we play in lifelong outcomes of the students we serve.


Who: High school personnel, vocational rehabilitation counselors, post-secondary disability service professionals, special education students and faculty, career and technical educators, and others working to support the transition of students with disabilities.

Where: Athens Meigs ESC, 21 Birge Drive, Chauncey, OH 45719

When: Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Keynote by Katherine Betts, Intercultural Specialist at The Ohio State University:

A Place At The Table; Including Disability in the Diversity Conversation        

Concurrent Session Topics Include:

                        Independent Living Skills – “What’s In Your Transition Toolkit?”

                        Transition Considerations for Students with Mental Illness

                        Planning for Transition to Post-Secondary Education

                        Connecting Students to Services with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

                        Ohio Longitudinal Study – What Supports Positive Outcomes for Students

                        Post-Secondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

                        Employment First-What is it?  What are the outcomes thus far for the SE region?

IEP Compliance: What Your District Needs to Know

Registration is available online at:

Contact Carey Busch at or 740-593-2620 for more information.





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.


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


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


  • Cabin Heads
  • Music Instructor
  • Creative Arts
  • Instructor
  • Nature Instructor
  • Lifeguards
  • Adventure Challenge Instructors
  • Evening Program Coordinators
  • Cabin Counselors
  • Recreation Instructor
  • Waterfront Director
  • Assistant Waterfront Director
  • Media Specialist

 Find out more about employment, internship, volunteer, and college credit opportunities at Bradford Woods therapeutic summer camps by visiting

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