Teacher Licensure at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Typically, Centre College graduates will enroll in Peabody College the summer immediately following their graduation from Centre. For those seeking special education endorsement, the M. Ed. program would then generally encompass that summer, the following fall and spring, and the following summer, so that students are available to begin work as teachers, with a master’s degree, in just over one calendar year after completing their undergraduate degrees.

Students seeking a master’s degree with an elementary education endorsement begin in June and will complete the degree with licensure in time for May graduation.

Students seeking a master’s degree with a secondary education endorsement may enter in the fall or summer: students who enter in the summer typically pursue coursework in the summer and fall, student teach in the spring, and then complete any remaining course requirements the following summer. Students entering in the fall spread degree work over two academic years, with a full year residency and minimal coursework in the second year.

While Centre students are not guaranteed admission into the graduate program at Peabody College, this formal partnership will help facilitate efficient and effective preparation of future teachers at this excellent institution of higher education.

The approved Centre courses and the corresponding Peabody courses are:

Peabody College EDUC 6300 Social and Philosophical Aspects of Education (3 hours)

EDU 227Practicum and Introduction to Education


Peabody College EDUC 6110 (PSY 334P) Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours)

EDU 228Educational Psychology


Peabody College SPED 7000 Introduction to Exceptionalities (3 hours)

EDU 330Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom


Please note that these courses fulfill licensure requirements but not credit for a master’s degree. Therefore, candidates should expect to complete a minimum of 30 credits while at Peabody. However, if a student has taken the requirements noted above, they may take electives of their choice.