Education School Overview
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Education School Overview
The Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University has an application deadline of December 31. Its tuition is full-time: $1,712 per credit and part-time: $1,712 per credit. The Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University has 88 full-time faculty on staff with a 2.6:1 ratio of full-time equivalent doctoral students to full-time faculty.
The Peabody College of Education and Human Development offers hands-on education in more than a dozen areas for graduate and professional students. There are more than 15 areas to specialize in, including Reading Education and Human Development Counseling. Students can earn degrees in select fields part time. Undergraduates at Vanderbilt can complete an advanced degree quickly, with one-year master’s programs in areas like Behavior Analysis and Organizational Leadership. Ph.D. students go to school tuition-free for up to five years and can attend the American Education Research Association’s yearly conference for free.
Faculty and students are often deeply involved in research efforts year-round, and Peabody has more than a dozen research labs and centers on campus. The school of education is also home to two government-funded research centers: the National Center on School Choice and the National Center on Performance Initiatives.
On campus, Peabody has its own subsection within the larger Vanderbilt University. Graduate students cannot live on campus, but the school offers a web database of housing options nearby. Downtown Nashville is about a mile away, and the city is home to everything from the Tennessee Titans, an NFL team, to Bonnaroo, an annual rock music festival.
Its alumni are more likely to stay in the teaching profession than graduates of many other schools, Peabody reports, and notable alumni include Bettie Page, a former pin-up model, and Chris Barbic, founder of YES College Preparatory Schools, Houston-based institutes for at-risk Latino students.
|Application deadline||December 31|
|Director of admissions||Kimberly Brazil Tanner|
|Total enrollment (full-time)||648|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
Full-time: $1,712 per credit
|Required fees||$2,786 per year|
|Students who took an assessment to become a certified or licensed teacher during 2011-2012||142|
* Education School Overview details based on 2012 data