Peabody Reflector

Second straight year at No. 1 for Peabody

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development is ranked as the best graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year.

In rankings published in the May edition of U.S. News & World Report, Peabody programs in Administration/Supervision and Special Education were also named No. 1 in the nation. Also ranked were Peabody programs in Education Policy (No. 4), Elementary Education (No. 5), Higher Education Administration (tied at No. 6), Educational Psychology (No. 7) and Curriculum/Instruction (tied at No. 9). With its overall No. 1 score of 100, Peabody was 9 points ahead of its nearest competitor.

“We are exceptionally pleased to retain the first-place ranking and strengthen our hold on the position,” said Dean Benbow. “It confirms the quality of our people and programs, and it adds weight to our efforts to strengthen education for all learners.”

The annual graduate school rankings are based on surveys of more than 1,200 programs and 12,400 academics conducted in fall 2009. Individual program rankings were based on ratings from academic experts.

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