Every teacher must first be a student, and the U.S. News rankings of education programs can help you find the right classroom. The rankings allow you to narrow your search by location, tuition, school size, and test scores. They also identify the best schools in specialties such as elementary education, special education, and administration. Vanderbilt University's Peabody College has drawn the top spot among education and human development graduate schools from this year’s U.S. News and World Reports university rankings.
The annual graduate school rankings were released by U.S. News on Thursday. They are based on expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. More than 1,200 programs were considered by about 11,000 academics and professionals.
The No. 1 ranking for Peabody is the highest ranking of a Vanderbilt graduate or professional school in the history of the U.S. News rankings. The school moved up from its No. 2 spot last year, passing Stanford.