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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.

Click here for more information about the doctoral program.


To request application materials for the M.Ed. program, please call or write:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Vanderbilt University
Peabody #327
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
(615) 322-8410
peabody.admissions@vanderbilt.edu


To request application materials for the Ph.D.  program, contact:
Graduate School Admissions
Vanderbilt University
411 Kirkland Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
(615) 343-2727
apply @vanderbilt.edu


For information on specific programs and requirements, contact:
Melissa Gresalfi, Director of Graduate Studies
The Department of Teaching and Learning
Vanderbilt University
Peabody #230
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-5721
(615) 322-8100
melissa.gresalfi@vanderbilt.edu


For information regarding teacher licensure, contact:
Amanda Van Doorn, Director of Teacher Licensure
210 Peabody Administration Building
Peabody #501
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-5721
(615) 322-8270
amanda.vandoorn@vanderbilt.edu

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