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pre-commencement photos (undergraduate)

congratulations award & scholarship recipients!

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Background Checks & TB Test Information

Beginning Autumn semester 2015, student can request their background checks through Bobcat Depot (1st floor of Baker). The Patton College of Education no longer maintains copies of background checks. Please retain a copy for your records.

Athens campus – both BCI and FBI background checks need to be mailed directly from the fingerprinting agency to “The Patton College of Education Student Affairs, 052 Lindley Hall Attn: Marcy O'Brien Athens 45701” 
Note: required codes are: 5104.013 or 5104.012

Background Check and TB Test Info

Patton College Thursday Afternoon Tea

Everyone is invited to afternoon tea every thursday during Fall and Spring Semesters 4:00 p.m. in the Lyceum (near the mailroom in Lindley Hall). This is a weekly informal social gathering.

Scholarship opportunity

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Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship 2016



teacher candidacy 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:

Feb. 22               10:00 a.m.                  Tupper 004
Mar. 11              10:00 a.m.                  Tupper 004
Mar. 25               1:00 p.m.                  Tupper 102
Apr. 12                1:00 p.m.                  Tupper 205


advanced standing meetings

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:

Feb. 22               11:00 a.m.                  Tupper 004
Mar. 11              11:00 a.m.                  Tupper 004
Mar. 25               2:00 p.m.                  Tupper 102
Apr. 12                2:00 p.m.                  Tupper 205



June 27, 2016 through July 1, 2016




Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Sumposium: Seventh Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
8:30AM - 3:00PM
Ohio University, Athens

AppO MaSTRS 7 Research Symposium




spring 2016 walk-in advising

Walk-In Advising will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 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 052 Lindley Hall.
These are intended to be short meetings, not more than 10 minutes. No appointment needed!
If you need more time, please call 740-593-4400 and make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor.

Walk-In Advising Sign


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

Pop-In Advising Sign


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


Plese see the following brochure for this program located here.




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.


Apply Online by clicking here! 

Semester Completing Internship Application Due On
Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 PAST DUE
Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 October 1, 2016
Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 October 1, 2017

Contact the Office of Clinical Experiences
052B Lindley Hall


Living and STUDENT TEACHING for an extended period in a foreign country will help you broaden your outlook on the world, develop a greater appreciation 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 needing prior fluency in a foreign language.

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

If you are a sophomore or junior interested in or planning to complete C.O.S.T. either Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Spring 2017 you need to contact Dr. Frans Doppen to get a permission slip to take:
EDTE 4900 Student Teaching for Global Understanding
Class Number 11571
Wednesday 4:10 – 7:15 p.m.
In addition to completing a two-week full-time practicum, this course is required for participating in COST, Summer 2016 – Spring 2017. It is only offered once each academic year.





Southern teachers is hiring for the 2016-17 school year

Southern Teachers still has over 900 teaching jobs available at private/independent K-12 schools around the South for the 2016-17 school year.

Since 1902, schools have asked for our help in filling positions because they have confidence in our competence and integrity.  As a result, our services are entirely free for the candidates we serve.

Independent schools can offer a wonderful teaching environment:  smaller class size, 100% college-bound students, fewer discipline issues, and an emphasis on learning, rather than test preparation.

Read more about Southern Teachers and our services here.
Interested candidates should apply via our website (




Attention students! Kids on Campus is currently hiring enthusiastic and energetic students to lead teams of elementary, middle, and high schoolers through six weeks of summer camp. Camp runs from June 13th to July 22nd, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Friday. In order to apply, please visit

Applications may be submitted to our office in W129 Grover Center. With questions, please call our office manager Amanda Brooks at 740-566-8543. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

summer camp counselors needed

summer 2016 camp counselors needed

Pine Forest Camp (Co-Ed), is looking for enthusiastic counselors for the 2016 summer. Pine Forest offers a well-rounded, coed sleepaway camp experience with an action-packed schedule. A sports camp, a tennis camp, a cooking camp, an arts camp, a theater camp, a riding camp, an adventure camp all rolled into one! Pine Forest is located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern PA and has been owned and operated by the same family for 4 generations. 

Our camp seeks talented students who are able to lead by example and work with children. Make new friends, have an impact on children's lives, and have fun! 

Dates: June 20th - August 13th

CONTACT: Lee Black (


Transition coach positions available

Student Accessibility Services will launch a peer coaching program to provide support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Fall 2016.  We are currently looking for students to serve as Transition Coaches to help foster academic success and independence for students with autism. 

Transition Coaches will work with incoming freshmen who self-identify with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  They will be assigned up to 2 students, who they will work with up to five hours each week throughout their first year to provide support and develop skills in a variety of areas.  Coaches will work with students to develop goals, and support them through the development of skills to help them achieve those goals.  While individual goals will vary, coaching will be centered around the following competency areas: self-advocacy, social skills, study & organizational strategies, technology (navigating Blackboard, utilizing student email, etc.), and resiliency.  Tasks may include helping students identify and access university resources, navigating Blackboard, understanding how to use a syllabus, using campus transportation, communicating with faculty and advisors, attending social events, etc.

Benefits of this Position: This position would benefit students pursuing degrees in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and other related degrees.  Assisting an individual work toward and achieve personal, educational, and vocational goals, who might not otherwise have the skills to achieve them on their own, is very fulfilling.  Student coaches will receive training in ASD as well as develop skills necessary to effectively support individual students that will be transferrable to a variety of professional positions. With the increase in numbers of individuals on the autism spectrum entering post-secondary education and the work force, employers in the aforementioned fields are eager to hire employees with expertise in working with individuals with autism.

Qualifications: Students interested in this position should have completed at least one year at Ohio University.  They should possess enthusiasm and compassion for assisting people with disabilities, with a specific interest in autism spectrum disorders.  Strong communication skills, both oral and written, are essential, as well as the ability to set goals and to take a project from inception to completion.

Pay Rate: $10/hour.  Hours will vary.

Evaluation: Transition Coaches will be supervised by the Accessibility Coordinator (AC) who oversees the Coaching Services Program in Student Accessibility Services. The AC will work with Transition Coaches to set personal goals and provide frequent feedback through weekly supervision.  Self-assessment and formal evaluation will be done during each semester and at the end of the year. Criteria will be based on goal setting and completion, interpersonal relations, and providing support to assigned students.

Interested applicants should send their résumé and cover letter addressing why you are interested, any previous experience that may have prepared you for working with students with disabilities, and what would qualify you as a good transition coach.  Please also provide a list of at least 2 references of employment or volunteer experiences with contact information.  Materials may be submitted to Christy Jenkins in Baker 348, or by email to