Vanderbilt Peabody College


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




The Department of Psychology and Human Development, Peabody College

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