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Patton College of Education Online Graduate Programs

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

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Online Graduate Degrees, Certificates and Endorsements


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Innovative Learning Design and Technology Programs

These fully stackable programs can help meet your learning design needs, whether you want to add an endorsement to your teaching license, earn a certificate, or are interested in studying computer education and technology at the master's level. Enhanced technology is quickly becoming a requirement in all fields and we can help you prepare to meet the needs of the future.

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Master's in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master's in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for teachers and educators with a teaching license or certificate in any content area or age/grade band level. Teachers entering this NBPTS-aligned program can strengthen their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in instruction, curriculum design, and evaluation and conduct research that is customizable to your own classroom or district.

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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 three tracks to meet your coaching needs. The two tracks with fully online coursework are listed here:

  • Coaching Education
  • Soccer Coaching Education


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Master's in Higher Education

This 100% online master's program advances the skills of administrators in higher education in a cohort format. The curriculum offers meaningful knowledge and skills through a schedule that enables employed individuals to take courses at the times and locations that are most convenient for them.


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Reading Education

We offer two programs in reading to meet the needs of busy teachers.  The Reading Endorsement enhances your knowledge and instructional skills in reading and writing beyond the foundation required of beginning teachers. These graduate courses can be used to renew your teaching license or as part of our Master's in Reading Education. The faculty within our advanced master's program work to help licensed teachers further their knowledge and understanding of language and reading development, teach K–12 reading, 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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Mixed Methods Research Certificate

There is a growing demand for working professionals in academia and industry who can rigorously integrate qualitative and quantitative research methods and data to address complex issues. Our fully online Certificate in Mixed Methods Research is the only program of its kind in the state and is designed to prepare students to become effective users who can utilize mixed methods in practice. 

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Master's in School Counseling

The School Counseling specialization program at Ohio University is offered to any student with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline seeking a fully online program (including K-12 professionals seeking career advancement or transition). This program provides a comprehensive curriculum designed to empower you with the skills and expertise necessary for effective school counseling. With a focus on practical experience, dedicated faculty guidance, and a direct path to school counseling licensure you'll be equipped to make a meaningful impact on student success.


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Special Education

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, including Early Childhood, Mild to Moderate, and Moderate to Intensive. Just looking for an endorsement to add to your license? Check out the Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs endorsement program to acquire advanced knowledge and skills to enhance early educational opportunities for preschool children with special needs.


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Superintendent Leadership and Licensure Certificate

The Superintendent Leadership and Licensure Certificate is an online graduate-level non-degree program designed for administrators (typically principals or administrative specialists) seeking to be superintendents or district-level leaders. The two-semester program follows a cohort model and is delivered online approximately one Saturday per month for one academic year. The courses align with National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards, embed key Ohio educational initiatives, and include an internship that prepares candidates for district leadership.

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