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The Patton College of Education E-News updates are provided every Monday. Please send all information to Floyd Doney,, for inclusion in the weekly newsletter. Note that any items received after Wednesday will not be posted until the following week.

E-News Contents:
Student Organization Fair
Teacher Candidacy / Advanced Standing Meetings
Future Special Education Majors Application
Research Symposium Save the Date
McCracken Hall Renovation
Student Organization News
Employment Opportunities


Welcome Back From Dean Middleton

Click Here to view Dean Middleton's Welcome Back Message.

Fall Semester Walk-In Advising (No Appointments Necessary)

Walk in advising will begin on Monday, August 31, 2015 and will continue through the last week of classes. WHEN: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. WHERE: Student Affairs Office located in RM 048 Lindley Hall. These are intended to be short meetings, not more than 10 minutes. If you need more time, please call 740-593-4400 and make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor.

Pop-In Advising

Tupper Hall Hall Thursdays 1:00-3:00 No appointment needed! FREE popcorn & FREE advising

Out Of Area Professional Internship Requests

Out of Area Professional Internship in Teaching: Effective immediately, teacher candidates who plan to participate in professional internship in Fall 2015 and beyond and want to go out of area must submit a petition to the Patton College Credential Review and Candidate Progress Board. Out of Area approvals will be permitted for extenuating circumstances only. Financial circumstances, employment opportunities, and housing challenges are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Background Checks

Beginning January 1, 2015 The Patton College of Education will no longer maintain copies of background checks. Please retain a copy for your records.


Student Organization Fair

The Patton College will be holding a Student Organization Fair on Wednesday, September 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of Tupper Hall. This is an excellent opportunity not only to learn about ways to get involved, but if you’re already in an organization, you can recruit new members and increase awareness of your organization.

TEacher Candidacy / Advanced Standing Meetings

Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy is required to take most 2000 Education classes or higher.  To apply for Teacher Candidacy, you must be close to completing 30 hours.

The meeting dates for Teacher Candidacy are:

Wednesday, September 23      10:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Thursday, October 15               10:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Thursday, October 29               10:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Friday, November 20                 2:00 p.m.                  Tupper 307


Acceptance into Advanced Standing is required to take most 3000 level Education classes or higher.  To apply for Advanced Standing, you must be close to completing 60 hours.

The meeting dates for Advanced Standing are:

Wednesday, September 23      11:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Thursday, October 15               11:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Thursday, October 29               11:00 a.m.                 Tupper 304

Friday, November 20                 3:00 p.m.                  Tupper 307


Future Special Education Majors Application

Students who seek admission into Special Education Block 2 courses beginning Fall 2016 are subject to additional selective admission criteria beyond the college requirements. Enrollment in special education programs is limited. The selective admission process includes review of the prospective student's application to Teacher Candidacy, academic record, dispositions, and professional statement.

Before a student may register for Block 2 courses, a student must be admitted to SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS.

The application form can be downloaded from:

The deadline for applications for Fall 2016 is Friday, September 25, 2015.



Update of "Estimated" Milestones for McCracken Hall Renovation

FR:      Renée A. Middleton, Dean

RE:     Update on Estimated Milestones for The Patton College Renovation

DT:      October 2, 2014


  1. Construction Document Submittal – October 3, 2014
  2. Permit Submission to State (est.) – October 8, 2014
  3. Bid Period (est.) – December 3, 2014 – January 13, 2015
  4. Executed Contracts (est.) – February 24, 2015
  5. Groundbreaking – May 7, 2015
  6. PCOE Move-out (start) – May 4, 2015
  7. Construction Start (est.) – May 18, 2015
  8. Construction Completion (est.) – November 3, 2016

We will continue to keep you posted as we receive additional information~~


(Signature in Mandarin)

Renée A. Middleton, Ph.D., Professor and Dean

Advocate, Unite, Inspire!

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education



Creative Expressions Student Organization

You are invited to join Creative Expressions, a CSD based organization but we are excited to welcome other majors to join our group! We focus on "inclusion through the arts." We create lesson plans, then implement them with typically and non-typically developing children at local schools, we work with two local schools: Sycamore Run and the AELC (Chauncey). Also we are working with Dr.McCarthy to provide photos for his AAC device research. Our meetings are bi-weekly on Tuesdays in Grover W126 (next meeting is Tuesday March 10th). Those interested can like/join our Facebook page and Facebook group: Ohio University Creative Expressions ( or send us an email at


KDP is a professional organization for the top 20% of educators. It is open to ALL education majors sophomores and above. The group is dedicated to the professional development and scholarly achievement of its members, as well as to its outreach in the community.

Opportunities include leadership, service within the local schools and community and professional development. Best of all it is a great way to meet other education majors and have fun!

Requirements for membership:

Sophomores and juniors with a 3.5 or higher G.P.A And Seniors with 3.2 or higher G.P.A.

For more information email us at


WHEN:  Every other Tuesday at 7 PM 

WHERE:  McCracken, room 109

WHAT: SCEC on the Ohio University campus is a student directed organization that supports the mission and beliefs of the national Council for Exceptional Children.  SCEC supports there mission by:

  • addressing special education issues
  • supporting students and families in the greater Athens area
  • attending conventions 
  • conducting fundraising projects, and
  • participating in community service projects throughout the academic school year.    


  • Networking
  • CEC's job bank
  • Receive journals and news letters on the latest ideas and solutions to everyday classroom problems
  • and MORE


  • $20/year
  • enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate at Ohio University
  • 15 hours of fundraising and community service

For more information contact us at:

The Student Personnel Association

The Student Personnel Association or “SPA" is comprised of graduate students in the College Student Personnel (CSP) and Higher Education & Administration programs. We provide emerging student affairs professionals with social, professional, and academic opportunities related to the field of Student Affairs.

Meetings are Thursdays from 10-11:00 a.m. in Baker University Center room 230

Contact Kelsey King (President) at with any questions or for more information.

Instructional Technology Scholars Association

President: Mohamad Al-Issa

VP: Mohamed Smahi,

Treasure: Samuel Antwi,

Mission: We encourage all graduate and undergraduate students and faculty to participate in ITSA. Moreover, we’d like to assist students in looking for useful resources and related information regarding current issues in extent with computer science and simulation, multimedia, instructional design theory, and e-learning e.g. for conferences, paper presentations, faculty research projects, and publications, etc.

Description: The Instructional Technology Scholars Association at Ohio University was established to promote a sense of community and intellectual exchange among students, faculty, alumni, and professionals in Instructional Technology. We are encouraging and assisting the academic growth of the graduate students in the Instructional Technology program in Department of Education Studies in The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services.


Student Early Childhood Organization

WHEN: Every other Tuesday (starting Sept. 2nd) @ 9PM

WHERE: McCracken Hall, Room 104

WHAT: Volunteer and work with the children of the Athens community

  • Elementary Schools (math night, carnivals, school plays, etc.)
  • Athens Community Center (Halloween Party, childcare, etc.)
  • Community Festivals (Indian Mound Festival)
  • Children’s Museum of Discovery
  • Kennedy Museum of Art (Family Day, Siblings Weekend Festivities)

Show up at a meeting or contact Kelsey Lekich at for more information!


Employment Opportunities


Work Study Positions Available for 2015-2016 Academic Year

The department of Educational Studies has three work study positions available for the 2015-16 academic year. Students who qualify and/or are eligible for the Federal Work Study program and are interested can request the Educational Studies department as their work site through their personal financial aid work study site. If you have any questions you can contact Melinda Smith at



Melinda Smith
Administrative Specialist
Department of Educational Studies
Ohio University
Patton College of Education
McCracken Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701

(740) 593-4423 phone/voice
(740) 593-0477 fax

CARE Partnership Opportunities

The CARE Partnership offers unique opportunities for Middle Childhood, AYA and Spanish Ed majors.  Among them are:

  1. We get you into the field working with kids and teachers in area schools early and often.  Most CARE candidates have 300-350 hours working in classrooms with kids by the time they student teach. Not only do you get a lot of hands-on experience, you also get to know teachers and kids well.
  2. You work for three years and in 7 classes with a cohort of 12-20 other pre-service teachers.  You have a group of friends and colleagues to work and hang out with.
  3. CARE is the only partnership which allows (even encourages) you to develop a long-term mentor/ mentee relationship with a teacher in the grade level(s) and content area in which you will be licensed to teach.  You get to know one another well, so they trust you to take on increased responsibilities.
  4. By the time you student teach, you will have worked with your cooperating teacher for two to three semesters and will already know many of your students.
  5. CARE faculty teach in local schools.  They have a lot of current, practical experience and knowledge.  And, you can walk into their rooms and watch them doing the things they talk about in class.
  6. CARE is a small program, so we strive to give you the time and attention you deserve. 

It is still possible to join CARE and begin taking CARE classes this semester—even if you are currently taking EDTE 1500 (if you are, joining CARE will allow you to start your other education classes a semester early!).  You will need to meet with me, Bill Elasky to learn more about the program and to ensure that it fits your needs. 

Interested? Contact Bill Elasky, Faculty Coordinator of the CARE PDS Partnership

Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching

Living and working for an extended period in a foreign country will help you broaden your outlook on the world, develop a greater appre- ciation of other cultures, and increase your level of self-confidence and self-awareness. Be a more effective educator by becoming open and flexible to different perspectives and ways of being in the world. Experience cultural immersion without need- ing prior fluency in a foreign language.

Please download the Brochure for the 2016-2017 program here.