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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. 

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Wednesday, August 30
The Ohio University community mourns the passing of Assistant Emeritus Professor of Education Ronald Dingle on July 1, 2023.
Friday, August 11
Olivia Lutz has a lifelong goal of traveling the globe and exploring different cultures firsthand. Her dual internships in Armenia this summer allowed her to do just that.
Thursday, July 20
Maureen Coon, assistant dean for student affairs and academic advising at Ohio University's Patton College of Education, retired on June 30 after a distinguished career spanning 18 years. 
Thursday, October 5 Violet L. Patton Lecture Series: Dr. Danita M. Brown Young 11:45 AM — 1:30 PM Gladys W. and David H. Patton Hall

The Violet L. Patton Lecture Series returns with Dr. Danita M. Brown Young presenting, "The State of Student Affairs and Higher Ed...

Saturday, October 7 The Gladys W. & David H. Patton College of Education Homecoming 2023 Hospitality Tent 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM Tailgreat Park

Alumni, faculty, staff, community mingle — Students of The Patton College of Education Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer ...

Sunday, October 15 Patton Proud: Educator Gathering Featuring Brothers RISE 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM Budd Dairy Food Hall in Italian Village

Join us in an afternoon of connecting, or even re-connecting, with fellow Bobcat educators while learning about the powerful initi...