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About The 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 Patton Hall (formerly McCracken Hall), we have a proud history spanning over 125 years. 

The Patton College is the home to excellent academic programs housed in four academic departments: 

Counseling and Higher Education

Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences

Educational Studies

Teacher Education

Online and Regional Programs


Our Dean's Office is comprised of nationally recognized leaders to help you along with your academic career. Learn more about our leadership team and the resources offered to you in the links below or in the left-side navigation panel.

Interim Dean Sara Helfrich

Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Academic Advising

College Coordinating Council