Departmental Mission Statement
Shaw University Department of Education builds on the knowledge, skills, and
values that students acquire through their liberal arts and science
foundations. Candidates graduating from the department will have the
specialty area knowledge, professional skills, and experiences that will
enable them to function as competent and effective teachers who think
critically and demonstrate effective problem-solving skills.
Departmental majors may choose a specific concentration from four different
specialty areas. Each student is encouraged to choose one of the specialty
areas listed below by the end of his/her sophomore year.
Birth through Kindergarten Education (B-K)
Elementary Education (K-6)
Graduate students may pursue a Master of Science in Curriculum and
Instruction with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
[The Secondary English Education (9-12) and Secondary Mathematics Education
(9-12) programs are housed in the content areas. The University suspended
the Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12) Program, effective in fall