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The Patton College of Education offers a full slate of online bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, certificates, and endorsements that empower you to advance personally and professionally from the safety and convenience of your own home. Check out our nationally recognized online programs that bring Ohio University to you, no matter where you are.

We offer fully online undergraduate and graduate programs.

Undergraduate Programs:


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Associate in Equine Studies (AA501)

The equine program offers core courses to form a solid foundation in the basics of equine studies. Students may then select from two tracks to specifically tailor the program to their needs and interests. The two tracks include Commercial Equine Business Management and Equine Studies.

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Bachelor's in Customer Service Leadership (BA6418)

The Customer Service Leadership degree is designed to build upon a student’s previous education and employment background. Students who have at least 60 semester hours at an accredited institution have the opportunity to transfer those courses into Ohio University and build customer service skills into a Bachelor of Applied Science in Customer Service Leadership.

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Bachelor's in Hospitality Management (BA6184)

The online Hospitality Management major leads to a Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences degree. The program prepares individuals to expand their career options in hospitality and tourism, or to advance in their current jobs and secure better opportunities in the field.

Human Services

Bachelor's in Human Services (BA6326)

The Human Services major leads to a Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences. This is a bachelor completion degree, appropriate for students who have earned an associate's degree as a 2 + 2 option and/or at least 60 semester hours at an accredited institution. Skills and competencies developed include customer and personal services, societal trends and influences, group behavior and dynamics, diversity issues, ethnicity, and culture. Career opportunities associated with the Human Services major include, but are not limited to, Human Service Assistants in settings such as residential facilities and community agencies. Work environments may be home, school, or community-based. Degree holders are prepared to enter graduate programs such as Counseling, Social Work, and Psychology.

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Graduate Programs:


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Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (ND8869)

The addition of the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement to an Early Childhood licensure (age 3 to grade 3) provides school districts with greater staffing flexibility, Early Childhood teachers with additional teaching options, and facilitates the mobility of teachers into Ohio from other states.  It is an affordable way to increase your skills.

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Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate (CTEPPL)

This program is offered in collaboration with The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service and is designed to expose participants to real-world theoretical and practical instruction and experiences in education public policy leadership studies. One year of fully online study culminates with a three-day networking residency in Washington, D.C.

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Innovative Learning Design and Technology Program

Higher education requires instructional design skills and experience to support faculty. K12 is following this trend and the industry has long been at the forefront of integrating designed educational experiences into their training systems.  Our stackable programs can help meet your learning design needs whether your are looking to add an endorsement to your teaching license, simply want to earn a certificate or are interested in exploring computer education and technology at the Master's level.

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Master's in Curriculum and Instruction (ME6269)

The Master's in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for teachers and educators who have a teaching license or certificate in any content area or at any age/grade-band level. Teachers entering the C&I Master’s program at Ohio University can advance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in instruction, curriculum design, and evaluation.


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Master's in Coaching Education

The Master's in Coaching Education program provides students with cutting-edge coaching pedagogy and practical experience to pursue a coaching career in youth sports, interscholastic or intercollegiate athletics, and Olympic or professional sports.  We offer four tracks to meet your coaching needs. The two fully online tracks are listed here:

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Master's in Higher Education (MS6276)

The 100% online cohort master's curriculum prepares administrators in Higher Education. It offers meaningful knowledge and skills through an online delivery format. The schedule enables employed individuals to take courses at the times and locations that are most convenient for them.

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Master's in Reading Education (ME6841)

The faculty within this advanced master's program work to help licensed teachers further their knowledge and understanding of language and reading development, teach reading across grades K–12, administer reading assessments and make data-driven decisions, work with other teachers and specialists to design appropriate reading instruction to meet the needs of all students, and develop and conduct original research to further their own learning.


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Special Education (SPED)

The focus of the Special Education program centers on the delivery of quality services within limited resource environments. There are three different master's degrees in special education with eligibility for Ohio teacher licensure as an Intervention Specialist.  Just looking for an endorsement to add to your license? Check out the PKSN program to acquire advanced knowledge and skills to enhance the early educational opportunities for preschool children with special needs. 

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Reading Endorsement (ND8922)

The Reading Endorsement enhances your knowledge and instructional skill in reading and writing beyond the foundation required of beginning teachers. Courses are offered at the graduate level and may be used to renew your teaching license or can be used as part of a Master's in Reading Education.



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