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2016 pre-commencement photos (undergraduate)

congratulations 2016 award & scholarship recipients!

Click here to download a PDF of program!

Background Checks & TB Test Information

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.

Athens campus – both BCI and FBI background checks need to be mailed directly from the fingerprinting agency to “The Patton College of Education Student Affairs, 052 Lindley Hall Attn: Marcy O'Brien Athens 45701” 
Note: required codes are: 5104.013 or 5104.012

Background Check and TB Test Info

Patton College Thursday Afternoon Tea

Everyone is invited to afternoon tea every thursday during Fall and Spring Semesters 4:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of McCracken Hall (near the elevators). This is a weekly informal social gathering.









spring 2017 walk-in advising

Walk-In Advising 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 103 McCracken 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.

Walk-In Advising Sign


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

Pop-In Advising Sign


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


Plese see the following brochure for this program located here.




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 Online by clicking here! 

Semester Completing Internship Application Due On
Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 PAST DUE
Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 October 1, 2017

Contact the Office of Clinical Experiences
103 McCracken Hall


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.





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