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Undergraduate Programs

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Department of Teacher Education

All College of Education undergraduate programs lead to initial teacher licensure in the State of Ohio and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Ohio Department of Education. Our undergraduate programs align to both national Specialized Professional Association Standards as well as the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. In the Report of the Quality of Teacher Preparation in Ohio, issued annually by the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio University has consistently been rated as effective.

For those interested in teaching in preschool (age 3) to grade 3, Early Childhood is a program option. For those interested in teaching two content areas in grade 4 through grade 9, Middle Childhood programs are available (Specializations: Language Arts & Mathematics, Language Arts & Science, Language Arts & Social Studies, Mathematics & Science, Mathematics & Social Studies, Science & Social Studies). For those interested in teaching one content area in grade 7 through grade 12, Adolescent-to-Young Adult programs are available (Specializations: Earth Science, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Life Science, Physical Science). For those interested in teaching learners with special needs in Kindergarten through grade 12, Special Education/Intervention Specialist  programs are available (Specializations: Mild to Moderate Educational Needs; Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs). For those interested in teaching arts, music, physical education, or modern language in preschool (age 3) through grade 12, Multi-age programs are available (Specializations: French Education, German Education, Spanish Education).

Progressing in Teacher Preparation Programs

It is possible to complete our undergraduate programs in four years. However, to progress through our programs as expected, students must meet performance standards. Decisions about a student's advancement through a teacher preparation program at Ohio University, regardless of college enrollment or campus attended, are based on multiple assessments. Decisions are made at various points, including admission to the University, "admission to Professional Education," "admission to Advanced Standing," "admission to professional internship," and at program completion. Click here to view and save transition points information.

Are you interested in joining us at OHIO's Patton College of Education? You're in the right place! Please browse through the many major options below. Just click the title link for more information:

Department of Human and Consumer Sciences

Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy

Financial Aid and Scholarships

For information on Ohio University academic scholarships and federal and state programs contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship, phone 740.593.4141, or visit the web site:

In addition, the College of Education has several scholarships that are available to students in the College of Education. Click to download a list of college scholarships that are available with information on how to apply: College of Education Scholarships

To be eligible for either a university or college scholarship, students must apply through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship (see information above).

One of the best ways to get involved and meet friends and professionals in the field once you get to OHIO is to join a Patton College Student Organization. There are a bunch to choose from -- check out the student organization page HERE and don't hesitate to email one of the contacts on the page for more information about an organization YOU are interested in.

* Also, don't forget to join the The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education' Facebook group HERE to meet your future classmates and learn more about The Patton College!

For more information, please contact:

College of Education Information Desk
Lobby, McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Fax: 740.593.9310