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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 - Special Education-Intervention Specialist (Mild-Moderate Educational Needs)  

Enrollment in Special Education program is limited and requires additional criteria beyond the college admission requirements. Students enrolled in this program must specialize in one of two Intervention Specialist programs: teaching students with mild-to-moderate needs; or teaching students with moderate-to-intensive needs.

Special Features

The Intervention Specialist programs at both the Mild-Moderate and Moderate-Intensive are Nationally Recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

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Mild to Moderate Educational Needs

Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs

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.