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

E-News Contents:


Teacher Candidacy / Advanced Standing Meetings

Group Counseling Program

Research Forums

COST Internship Opportunity




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WHEN: Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Tip-Off: 7:00PM

The Patton Party begins at 5:00PM
Pizza and drinks provided by The Patton College of Education

Sit in sections 111 or 112 and cheer your Bobcats on to a victory!

Patton Party 2016

conference announcement

2016 summer symposium and summit on global education diplomacy

June 27, 2016 through July 1, 2016


Camp Otyokwa Opportunity for Students

Camp Otyokwa Opportunity for Students

During the spring and fall, Camp Oty’Okwa works with many Ohio schools to deliver high-quality, inquiry-based environmental education. Schools, most of which bring 5th or 6th grade students, typically come for a three-day, two-night stay at Camp. While there, the students get to explore Camp’s more than 730 acres of Hocking Hills forest and participate in some of Camp’s 13 offered classes, all of which meet academic state standards.

The driving force of our environmental education program is the staff. Camp hires dedicated and enthusiastic environmental educators. Educators of all skill levels are welcome. Camp provides training in first aid, CPR, as well as professional development in numerous areas of natural interpretation and environmental education.

Each class at Camp Oty’Okwa is led by one staff member and an adult chaperone (often a teacher from the school) who take a trail group of 8-12 students into the woods for 1.5 or 3 hours at a time. The students use hands-on investigations, fun and engaging games and activities, and free exploration to learn subjects ranging from forest ecology to teambuilding. During the classes, students are exposed to numerous scientific techniques, tools, and terms that help them excel back in the classroom.

Staff members are paid on a class-to-class basis. Entry level educators are paid $30/3-hour class and $25/3-hour training. Individuals who stay for additional seasons will be paid a higher rate. Schedules of available shifts are provided at the beginning of the season, and staff members are assigned to shifts on a class-to-class basis. Camp does not ask a staff member to stay an entire day, three-day session, or season. Staff can work as much or as little as desired.

Staff is provided meals and housing on Camp property, but is by no means required to stay past classes. Supervision of the students beyond the class period is the responsibility of the school. Staff members are expected to arrive to Camp no later than 30 minutes before their scheduled classes.

Being held at a camp, the environmental education program also provides the students with many songs and skits to learn during their stay. While staff members are not required to participate in these songs and skits, they are encouraged to help out if they like.

Camp Oty’Okwa welcomes all interested applicants to join our family. Staff for environmental education must have at least a high school diploma. Camp will provide a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

For more information, please contact Al Marietta, Education Coordinator, at or 740-975-6384.

Save the date! 


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.

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Pop-In Advising

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

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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.

apply for professional internships

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

Background Checks

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.

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.

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

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:

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


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

Group Counseling Program

Plese see the following brochure for this program located here.

spring 2016 Research Forums

"When the Customer Hears No: Perceptions of Service Quality in a Parking Office"
Friday, February 5, 2016 - this week!
Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM (lunch provided)
Guests: Dr. Ann Paulins, Tia Hysell and Teresa Trussell
Location: Tupper Hall, 005

Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST)

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.