Vanderbilt Peabody College

Introduction

Peabody College of education and human development makes a difference in the lives of thousands of people by creating new knowledge. Some of our most recent work focuses on understanding how:

  • cultural differences affect language skills
  • public policy affects school administration
  • communities can relieve adolescent depression or the effects of maternal depression on children
  • what does and does not work with federal support for homeless families
  • what is next for pre-K education programs, and
  • how the state of Tennessee can improve delivery of education and human services

In these and many other projects, Peabody partners with metropolitan, state, and national organizations on funded research projects. Our collaboration with the larger Vanderbilt community opens up, even more, possibilities for exploration.

We are ranked among the best. Each year U.S. News & World Report ranks Peabody among the best graduate schools of education in the country. For 2017, Peabody programs ranking are:

  • Administration/Supervision, 1st
  • Special Education, 2nd
  • Education Policy, 4th
  • Elementary Education, 5th
  • Curriculum/Instruction, 6th
  • Educational Psychology, 8th
  • Higher Education Administration, 8th
  • Secondary Education, 9th

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Masters of Education in Child Studies

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Nashville

The M.Ed. in Child Studies program offers an interdisciplinary degree through the Department of Psychology and Human Development. Building upon Peabody College’s long tradition of excellence, the program is designed to train knowledgeable practitioners and researchers in a range of fields related to child and adolescent development. [+]

The M.Ed. in Child Studies program offers an interdisciplinary degree through the Department of Psychology and Human Development. Building upon Peabody College’s long tradition of excellence, the program is designed to train knowledgeable practitioners and researchers in a range of fields related to child and adolescent development. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to integrate research, theory, and practice.

The 36-hour program consists of 12-18 credit hours of Core Curriculum Coursework and 18-24 credit hours of Elective Coursework that are individually tailored to each student’s personal interests and professional goals. The program offers traditional classroom preparation alongside hands-on Practicum Experiences or Research Mentorships, which are integrated into the program of studies.... [-]


Masters of Education in Community Development and Action

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Nashville

The Masters of Education program in Community Development & Action is a two-year practitioner-focused degree in the HOD department, preparing students for professional leadership as change agents in local communities. [+]

The Masters of Education program in Community Development & Action is a two-year practitioner-focused degree in the HOD department, preparing students for professional leadership as change agents in local communities. The program combines theory, research, and practice to equip students with the tools to study, design, and sustain change in the context of organizations, communities, and policy that support positive human development.

As a student of communities and human development, you are expected to make a strong commitment to your education by recognizing the intention behind program goals and making an effort to learn and grow beyond the minimum degree requirements. You are expected to commit to your best work and maintain your personal integrity as well as the integrity of the program. Coursework entails a minimum of 30 hours of required and elective classes in content areas. Course selection may vary according to career objectives of the student and recommendations made by his or her major advisor.... [-]


Masters of Education in English Language Learners

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Nashville

Peabody's master of education program in English Language Learners is open to students who already possess a state teaching license or others who wish to pursue advanced study in the area of teaching linguistically diverse students in international settings. [+]

Peabody's master of education program in English Language Learners is open to students who already possess a state teaching license or others who wish to pursue advanced study in the area of teaching linguistically diverse students in international settings. The program is designed to introduce students to the foundational and practical information to effectively serve populations who are learning English as a second language. The program consists of two strands, teaching English language learners in U.S. educational settings and teaching English in an international setting.

TRANSLATE

We test an instructional model (TRANSLATE) designed to improve the English reading comprehension of EL students in grades 2 and 3. In TRANSLATE, students learn to identify key textual excerpts and use cognitive, linguistic and social strategies to facilitate translation and comprehension. We work with four teachers and their EL students (32) in two elementary schools. Our goal is to establish proof of concept for the TRANSLATE approach and to identify any remaining problems teachers encounter during its implementation.... [-]


Masters of Education in International Education Policy and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Nashville

Through a multifaceted approach to education led by faculty with expertise in human capital development, international organizations, and education policy reform, IEPM equips students with the skills and knowledge to become change makers in the field of international education and human and economic development around the world. [+]

Through a multifaceted approach to education led by faculty with expertise in human capital development, international organizations, and education policy reform, IEPM equips students with the skills and knowledge to become change makers in the field of international education and human and economic development around the world.

Program focus

Through foundational coursework, IEPM students gain a deep theoretical understanding of underlying public policy issues facing K-12 and higher education systems and non-formal learning environments in varying contexts around the world. Combined with a strong background in research and data and a focus on practical application, students are prepared to critically engage and address salient issues within international education today, notably the relationships between education and economic growth, social cohesion, global health, and other dimensions of human development.... [-]


Masters of Education in Quantitative Methods

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Nashville

The master of education (M.Ed.) in Quantitative Methods (QM) is designed to provide students with strong quantitative methods training for applied research settings. Students for whom the new program would have interest and value are those who wish to work in school systems, government, industry, dedicated research institutes, academic settings, and medical school research settings. [+]

The master of education (M.Ed.) in Quantitative Methods (QM) is designed to provide students with strong quantitative methods training for applied research settings. Students for whom the new program would have interest and value are those who wish to work in school systems, government, industry, dedicated research institutes, academic settings, and medical school research settings.

Students in this 32-hour program take two required core courses in quantitative methods, two required hours of seminar activity, and eight additional courses, of which one may be a content course (i.e. outside the QM area) and one may be a QM course outside of Psychology and Human Development. The program culminates in a summer-long or semester-long internship in which students obtain real-world experience producing data analyses for a public or private organization in Nashville or the broader research community.... [-]


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