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Department of Teacher Education

206 McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701

Frans Doppen
Associate Professor and Chair  
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Undergraduate Admissions

120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45710

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Education - Child Development (Associate's Degree)  

The Department of Teacher Education offers an Associate in Applied Science in child development on the Athens, Lancaster, and Southern campuses. The program meets the requirements for prekindergarten associate teacher licensure in Ohio. To be eligible for licensure you must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. If you plan to pursue licensure in Early Childhood Education, you must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Consult with the director of Teacher Education in Athens, or the director of child development at either the Lancaster or Southern campus for additional information, including employment opportunities and continuation into the baccalaureate degree program.

Our Faculty

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Patton College of Education

The Patton College of Education has been a proud pillar of Ohio University since 1886, when it became the first state-supported teacher preparation program in Ohio. Today, the college has grown to include undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to careers in teaching, counseling, and public school and higher education administration.

Learning is at the heart of all we do in The Patton College of Education, but our mission is about more than just providing an education. The Patton College of Education strives to be an equitable, effective, and interactive learning community that makes a difference to education and human development through excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek answers to questions about how people learn and what they should know and be able to do as students, teachers, counselors, and administrators.

The Patton College of Education's teacher and administrator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Counselor education programs in the college are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs and the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.