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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 & World Report Badge - Best Online Programs Bachelor's 2022
US News Best Online Master's Programs in Education #60 and Best Graduate Programs in Education #89


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Thursday, October 6
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Elizabeth Sayrs announces five finalists for the position of dean of the Patton College of Education with interviews on Oct. 10, 12, 13, 14 and 17.
Wednesday, September 21
Sara L. Hartman, associate professor in OHIO's Patton College of Education, was part of the team that released the National Rural Education Association (NREA) Research Agenda 2022-2027.
Wednesday, December 7 Caroline Andrews Thesis Defense 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Thesis Title: Exploring Sisters' Fashion Shopping Influences Thesis Committee: Dr. V. Ann Paulins, Chair; Dr. Rebecca Choi; Dr....

Friday, December 9 Research Forum - Jennifer Ojiambo Isiko 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Title: Lived Experience of Women with Psychosocial Disability in Uganda Jennifer Ojiambo Isiko Doctoral Candidate, Counselor Edu...

Saturday, December 10 Patton College 2022 Fall Graduation Reception 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM Gladys W. and David H. Patton Hall

Fall Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, and we will again celebrate our graduates and their families in Patton H...