Ohio University

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 McCracken Hall, we have a proud history spanning over 125 years.

If you’re looking for information on demographics, enrollment data, or completion timelines, please click on our interactive college dashboard. 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 five academic departments: Counseling and Higher Education, Human and Consumer Sciences, Educational Studies, Recreation and Sports Pedagogy, and Teacher Education.



Remote Teaching Series
Black Lives Matter Series
Revised Admissions for Teacher Education

McCracken Hall VIrtual Tour with Curt Plummer

In this fun video and with the help of Rufus, discover The Patton College’s recently renovated and state-of-the art McCracken Hall, the only fully Gold LEED building on campus! The purpose of the $32.8-million renovation—McCracken’s first since its 1959 inception—was to modernize the educational experience for students and professors alike. Aside from adding a fourth floor and nearly 35,000 square feet, the new McCracken boasts numerous state-of-the-art features, including three active learning classrooms, 10 project rooms, an experimental lab, and a demonstration kitchen, all of which allow for dynamic teaching and learning. After watching the video, if you wish to learn even more about the amazing McCracken Hall, click here.  

Monday, October 26 Munch and Learn Series on Anti-Racism 12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

The Patton College of Education at Ohio University has initiated a​n educational ​anti-racist series. ​The goal is to ​enh...

Thursday, October 29 Patton College Uni-Tea 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

The Patton College Uni-Tea occurs every Thursday afternoon during fall and spring classes from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Normally ...

Friday, October 30 Research & Graduate Studies Research Forum 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Holmes Scholars presenting their research titled: Oumarou Abdoulaye Balarabe: By the Numbers and from their Own Voices: Pathwa...


    Student Spotlight

    Tyler Zust, a senior Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism major with a Business Administration minor, is the first Ohio University student to win the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Club Foundation’s Joe Perdue Scholarship.


    Alumni Spotlight

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


Latest News

Alumni Spotlight: Linda Niehm

Flannery Jewell

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

Student Success: Beau Uqdah

Flannery Jewell

Third-year Integrated Language Arts major Beau Uqdah has been recruiting and welcoming students to Ohio University alongside his CARE Program courses. 


employed after graduation or attend grad school


Patton College alumni


economic impact in Ohio

The Patton College:
Where Learning Has No Limits!

 100 East Union Street
Athens OH 45701