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Peabody Again Ranked Top Graduate Education School

Nov. 16, 2012, 12:51 PM

Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development maintained its No. 1 national ranking for the fourth consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of graduate schools of education.

Peabody has topped the rankings, selected through statistical indicators and expert opinions, since 2009. Its administration/supervision and special education programs were also ranked No. 1 in the country, special education in a tie with its peer program at University of Kansas.

“We are pleased to again be ranked No. 1 and to have eight of our programs included in their respective top-ten rankings,” said Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development. “There is nothing more important to our children’s well-being and our economic future than education. It is gratifying that Peabody’s contributions to transforming education are seen as leading the nation.”

Peabody was also ranked for its programs in elementary education (No. 4), curriculum/instruction (No. 5), education policy (No. 5), higher education administration (No. 5), educational psychology (No. 6) and secondary education (No. 6).

Rankings were published April 3 in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools book.