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Graduate Programs

A professional degree program leading to the master of education and graduate programs leading to the doctor of philosophy are offered through the Department of Teaching and Learning.

The master of education (M.Ed.) is intended for students seeking initial licensure or upgrading knowledge and skills by attaining an advanced degree. Initial licensure is offered in the areas of:

Those seeking advanced study to enhance their teaching or for others interested in education, the major fields of study are:


The doctoral program in Learning, Teaching, and Diversity is offered by the Vanderbilt Graduate School with four areas of specialization that are organized around faculty interests and areas of expertise:

The doctoral program prepares students to address the interdisciplinary nature of problems related to learning, teaching, and diversity. Faculty members create opportunities for students to work across the traditional boundaries that separate different subject matter domains, scholarship and practice, and world of schooling from the family, community, and workplace.

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