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Peabody Ranked No. 1 for Third Year

Posted by on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Around the Mall, Summer 2011.

Peabody College was named the No. 1 graduate education school in the United States for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in the rankings released March 15.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on statistical analysis of programs, student and faculty surveys along with expert opinions. The data is provided through surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and about 13,000 academics and professionals.

“Peabody College is currently celebrating its 225th anniversary, so being ranked No. 1 for a third time feels very gratifying. We’ve come a long way from a small frontier academy to become one of the nation’s leading graduate schools of education,” said Dean Benbow. “In the end, the work done by our faculty and by our graduates in their professions is the most important thing. It is rewarding to see their efforts repeatedly recognized.”

In a poll of education school deans, Peabody also had the top special education and administrative/supervision programs in the country. Programs in curriculum/instruction, educational psychology, education policy, elementary education and higher education administration all ranked in the Top 10.

“The consistent receipt of the top ranking for the Department of Special Education is a reflection of an incredibly bright and productive faculty, outstanding students and our emphasis on practice-oriented research informed by the realities of schools,” said Mark Wolery, professor of special education and chair of the department.


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