Department of Education & Child Development with Camery

Segment #1 from Shaw University


Camery is a third-year graduate school student pursuing her teacher license in early childhood education. She understands the power of knowledge and decided to pay it forward by becoming an educator and inspiring the next generation. As the first in her family to attend college, Camery knows how transformative education can be. Take it away, Camery.

– Thanks, Desi. Hi, everyone. Growing up, at the age of 10, I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I set a goal to attend college because I wanted to break the generational challenges of becoming the first family member to attend college. As I considered colleges, I knew I wanted a small environment and to develop a relationship with my professors. My cousin is a Shaw graduate, and she mentioned that Shaw University has one of the best education departments, so I applied and I got accepted. I love the background and history of Shaw University. Being the first HBCU in the South and its religious aspects drove me to love the university. It is a big family. The professors motivate you to reach your full potential, which has made a major impact in my life and my teaching career. The education department is a state preparation program and is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Educators preparation. They take your teaching experiences to the next level by allowing you to attend different schools in Wake County. This exposure taught us how to run a classroom and to become an outstanding teacher. I was fortunate, during my undergraduate years, to be eligible for work study, in which I worked at the Shaw University Child Development Center. I am now a teacher assistant in which we partner with NC Pre-K and our local school system. I am currently in my last year of graduate school at Shaw University, which gives me the preparation of the real world of becoming a licensed teacher. This academic journey has taught me the values of diversity and communicating with families. I know that presenting a welcoming and loving environment to students will make us leaders we are destined to be. Go Shaw Bears. That’s my story. Back to you Desi.

– Camery, we are so proud of you. Teachers make a huge difference in our lives, and Shaw University has a long history of preparing and producing quality educators. And as you’ve demonstrated, education is something that no one can take away. Thanks so much for sharing your journey and experiences at Shaw.

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