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Patton College of Education

The Patton College prepares educators, practitioners, and human service professionals to be leaders. Education is front and center in our name, but leadership is at the core of everything we do. In our 136-year history, we’ve built a nationally recognized model of educating and supporting students. Whether you want to be an educator, counselor, or inspiration in sports pedagogy, recreation, or consumer sciences, our faculty and programs will prepare you to be forever ready—ready to lead, challenge, improve, and answer the call. 

To learn more about our faculty, programs, and their work, visit the "Tell Our Stories"  playlist on youtube.

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Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Elizabeth Sayrs announces two finalists for the position of dean of the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education with interviews on April 18 and 24.
Outstanding Graduate Shelby Cornell's academic journey reflects a commitment to overcoming challenges and fostering a love for learning.
Several programs in the College of Health Sciences and Professions were ranked in the top in the state and nation in the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings.
Thursday, April 18 Patton College Uni-Tea Spring 2024 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM Gladys W. and David H. Patton Hall

The Patton College Uni-Tea occurs every Thursday afternoon during fall and spring classes from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. We'll mee...

Wednesday, April 24 Connor Fewell Dissertation Defense 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM Gladys W. and David H. Patton Hall

Dissertation Title: Democratic Dispositions: Political Literacy and Governance in School-Board Superintendent Relationships Diss...

Thursday, April 25 Orhan Kocatas Dissertation Defense 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Dissertation Title: Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Perceptions and Preferences of Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Lear...