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Graduate Programs

College of Graduate and Professional Studies Graduate Division

The Department of Education at Shaw University offers a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. This accredited program prepares students for professional roles in birth through kindergarten settings to serve as master teachers, lead teachers, direct service providers, consultants, program coordinators, supervisors, staff development trainers, researchers and evaluators, and community leaders in early childhood education and intervention. The curriculum meets the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Students must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of course work and choose between a final internship or research thesis. For more information, contact Juanita Linton, Ed.D. at or (919) 278-2675.



  • Pamela Denning, Ph.D., Acting Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Paula Moten-Tolson, Ed.D. Chair, Department of Education
  • Juanita Linton, Ed.D., Coordinator, Graduate Education

Telephone: (919) 278-2675 | Fax: (919) 546-8531

Divinity School

The Shaw University Divinity School  offers a professional degree, the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and a graduate degree, the Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE). The course requirements for the MDiv can be completed in approximately three years. The requirements for the MACE can be completed in approximately two years. The mission of the Shaw University Divinity School is to provide theological education dedicated to the preparation of clergy and laity for clinical, pastoral and teaching/research ministry professions. The Divinity School is committed to the development of a research institute whose focus is leadership in the “practice of ministry” in the African American community, particularly in the African American Church.



Shaw University Divinity School
Telephone: (919) 546-8569/546-8570
Fax: (919) 546-8571