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.



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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.  


    Student Spotlight

    Two seniors minoring in coaching education—Ashlyn Ohm (L) and Lacy Burke (R)—used their personal experiences as women in sports to collaborate on a class project, creating a professional webinar to address how women are perceived in the athletic industry and how to empower women through sport.


    Alumni Spotlight

    Patton College 2018 alumna Dr. Simone Hicks was recently selected to serve on the ethics committee for the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. #BlackHistoryMonth

Monday, March 1 Samuel Njai Dissertation Defense 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Dissertation Title: Constructivist Pedagogical Approaches in Higher Education: A Qualitative Case Study of Students and their Lear...

Thursday, March 4 Sarah Good Dissertation Defense 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Dissertation Title: Exploring Early Mathematics Curriculum and Instructional Strategies: A Three Article Dissertation Dissertatio...

Thursday, March 4 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 ...


Latest News

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.

Student Success: Beau Uqdah

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


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The Patton College:
Where Learning Has No Limits!

 100 East Union Street
Athens OH 45701