Great Change Begins with Great Ideas Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the top graduate schools of education in the country. Peabody’s mission includes teaching, research, and service to society by offering educational programs at the undergraduate, professional, and graduate (doctoral) levels. The college is historically known for educational leadership and for its pioneering work in special education. In recent decades, it has become increasingly known for continuing leadership in special education, for research on school reform strategies and education policy, and for K-12 and higher education leadership preparation. Among undergraduate, parent and alumni audiences, Peabody is often known for its undergraduate major in human and organizational development, a practice-oriented program which has become the largest undergraduate major at Vanderbilt. Peabody’s priorities revolve around continuing to grow the quality of the school’s work and ensuring that its research is useful to education practitioners.