Nationally recognized experiential education
Ohio University's Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education prepares leader-educators, practitioners, and human service professionals who share our commitment to lifelong learning and serving society responsibly as change agents in meeting diverse human and social needs.
Our programs have a significant impact on P-16+ learners, providing innovative, forward-thinking advances in teaching, curriculum development, research and creative activities, and service/outreach. And we capitalize on best practices in student success initiatives, experiential learning, emerging technology, and interdisciplinary discovery.
OHIO a strong tradition of being a leader in innovation in teacher education. The College’s Clinical Model is an affirmation of our belief that teaching is learned best through doing. We offer a year-long clinical experience to all our teacher candidates. Together with our school partners, we are engaged in continuously improving our teacher candidates' clinical experiences. Our College provides more time in the classroom than any other college of education in Ohio.
With more than 100 faculty members serving over 1,300 undergraduate and 750 graduate students, The Patton College of Education remains one of the most respected and student-focused programs in the country. The main campus is located in Athens, Ohio, with several branch locations throughout central and southeast Ohio.
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Ohio Department of Education, The Patton College of Education offers academic rigor, opportunities for leadership, and strong clinical programs through a wide range of courses and programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The College recently completed a $32.8 million renovation. The state-of-the-art facility features active classrooms, fully equipped demonstration labs, a beautiful tiered student lounge, and other unique study areas.
The Patton College of Education's Teacher Education program produces more than just educators and practitioners. It produces leaders: change agents who advocate, unite, and inspire in their current and future communities.