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Peabody earns No. 1 ranking

Posted by on Thursday, June 11, 2009 in Around the Mall, Spring 2009.

usnews_graphicPeabody College of education and human development is the best graduate school of its kind in the nation, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

“We are very pleased by this ranking, which speaks to the high quality of the college and especially our faculty, our students and our staff,” said Dean Camilla Benbow. “Along with our alumni, who do great work in the world, they are the ones to be congratulated.”

Peabody moved up one spot from its No. 2 ranking last year, and now sits atop a list boasting Stanford, Columbia, Harvard and Johns Hopkins in the top 10. In addition to the overall ranking, Peabody’s programs in special education and administration/supervision were each ranked No. 1. Peabody’s educational policy and elementary education programs each ranked No. 5, its educational psychology program was No. 7 and higher education administration No. 8.

“We measure our own success by the knowledge we discover; our support for practitioners; the leaders we prepare for classrooms, universities and other organizations; and our engagement with the world around us,” Benbow said. “Our goal is to change lives through education and human development, and we do that very effectively.”


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