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Patton College of Education

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Patton College of Education

The Patton College prepares educators, practitioners and human service professionals to be leaders. Education is front and center in our name, but it’s leadership that’s at the core of everything we do. In our 136-year history, we’ve built a nationally recognized model of educating and supporting students. Whether you want to be a teacher in the classroom or an inspiration in the field, our programs will prepare you to be forever ready—ready to lead, challenge, improve and answer the call. 


    Student Spotlight

    A group of nontraditional students—all with different career goals—found their path to a bachelor’s degree with the online Customer Service Leadership program, and their internship class helped them transition to new job opportunities and leadership roles. [Kelly Gerardi pictured.]


    Alumni Spotlight

    The Patton College is proud to feature Sara Stasko as May’s Alum of the Month. Sara is from Kenton, Ohio, and earned a BA in Political Science from Marietta College in 2012 and obtained a M.Ed. from Ohio University in 2014. Sara began her career in higher education as an academic advisor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. While in Tennessee, she worked extensively with pre-health students on identifying their fit within healthcare, maximizing their undergraduate experiences, and producing competitive applications for future endeavors.

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US News Best Online Master's Programs in Education #60 and Best Graduate Programs in Education #89


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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.

June 15, 2022
OHIO’s Patton College granted reaccreditation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) granted full, seven-year accreditation to Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.

June 14, 2022
Bah awarded ASMEA research grant

Gladys W. & David H. Patton College of Education doctoral student Samba Bah was recently awarded a $2,500 grant in support of his research.

Thursday, July 14 David Donnelly Dissertation Defense 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Dissertation Title: Teachers and Technology: A Qualitative Program Evaluation of Technology Skills Development in a Teacher Licens...

Friday, August 26 Middle Childhood/AYA Field Placement Orientation 11:00 AM — 12:30 PM Elson Hall

On Friday, August 26, 2022, from 11:00am to 12:30pm, Dr. Theresa Paterra will conduct a field placement orientation meeting. This ...

Friday, September 2 Middle Childhood/AYA Field Placement Orientation 11:00 AM — 12:30 PM Shannon Hall

On Friday, September 2, 2022, from 11:00am to 12:30pm, Dr. Theresa Paterra will conduct a field placement orientation meeting. Thi...