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Department of Education

NCATE logoThe theme/purpose of the conceptual framework undergirding the Department of Education's programs are

To produce graduates who are critical-thinking problem solvers with the knowledge, pedagogical and technological skills, and professional dispositions needed to function as effective teachers and leaders in a diverse world.


The Shaw University Department of Education builds on the knowledge, skills, and values that students acquire through their liberal arts and science foundations. Teacher candidates graduating from the department will have the specialty area knowledge and professional dispositions, experiences, and skills, including technological skills, necessary for employment in their profession and for admission to graduate school. With the knowledge, skills, dispositions and experiences that candidates acquire, they will be able to function as competent and effective teachers and leaders who think critically and demonstrate effective problem-solving strategies that use technology to facilitate and enhance the learning of diverse students. 

North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards (NCPTS) General  

  1. Teachers Demonstrate Leadership
  2. Teachers establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students.
  3. Teachers know the content they teach.
  4. Teachers facilitate learning for their students
  5. Teachers reflect on their practice


The Department of Education
c/o Shaw University
309 TOS Building
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-546-8530
Fax: 919-546-8531