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The mission of The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education is reflective of the primary mission of Ohio University. The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education provides learning-centered experiences that foster a diverse academic community. This community serves the economic and cultural needs of the region and benefits the state, nation and world by generating new knowledge and educating future citizens and leaders. The Patton College promotes the efforts of participants who, in concert with our educational partners, design and experiment with new practices, evaluate their impact, and share the results in all relevant arenas.

The academic mission of our College will be realized through the following Academic Priorities established by the faculty to guide our efforts. The seven priorities are as follows:

  • enhancing our collaboration with colleges, universities, agencies and schools
  • diversifying instructional formats to support learning-centered education
  • maintaining and enhancing the diversity of students, staff, faculty
    and curricula
  • enhancing The Patton College as a learning community committed to
    lifelong learning
  • maintaining and enhancing high-quality research and scholarly activity
  • encouraging and supporting principled, expert leadership
  • implementing evidence-based practices throughout educational preparation