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Patton College of Education

The Patton College prepares educators, practitioners, and human service professionals to be leaders. The Patton College has more than 100 faculty members serving more than 1,500 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Housed in Patton Hall, we have a proud history spanning over 125 years.

You can also find information about our accreditation and evidence of teacher quality in our teacher candidates throughout our website. 

The Patton College is the home to excellent academic programs housed in four academic departments: Counseling and Higher Education, Educational Studies, Recreation, Sports Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences, and Teacher Education.

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    Student Spotlight

    Jordan Graham recently earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management with minors in Economics and Psychology this December 2021. From Barnesville, Ohio, Graham has been hired as Head Esports Coach at West Virginia University Potomac State College. Read about his time at OHIO.


    Alumni Spotlight

    The Patton College is proud to feature Brianne Tabar as January’s Alum of the Month. Tabar is the recipient of the 2021 Sister Rita Mackert Teacher of the Year Award established by the Strongsville Council of the Knights of Columbus to recognize an outstanding teacher in the Strongsville City School district.

Friday, January 28 Daniel Amparbeng Dissertation Defense 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Dissertation Title: Exploring the Working Alliance: Perspective from Therapists Working with Legally Mandated Substance Abuse Ado...

Monday, January 31 AACTE Holmes Scholars Leadership Series 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

This free four-part series of conversations is designed to explore the leadership trajectories and experiences of various individu...

Sunday, February 20 Student Expo Registration Opens Jan. 12, Closes Feb. 20 All Day Convocation Center

Ohio University hosts the annual Student Research and Creativity Activity Expo on April 7, 2022, at the Convocation Center. Regis...


Latest News

Dean Helfrich Commencement 2021 Video

Hello Graduates, family members, and friends. I’m Sara Helfrich, Interim Dean of The Patton College of Education, where we are committed to building leaders that push the fields of education and human services forever forward toward innovation, excellence, and inclusivity. Leaders who are change agents and who embrace ...

Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Showalter

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Dr. Daniel Showalter, a two-time graduate of Ohio University, recently received Eastern Mennonite University’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Alumni Spotlight: Linda Niehm

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Dr. Linda Niehm, professor at Iowa State University, won the International Textiles and Apparel Association’s 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award.

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The Patton College:
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