Our Mission Statement

Shortwood Teachers’ College is committed to the preparation of teachers of the highest quality. The institution achieves this purpose by:

  • helping students to acquire sound knowledge and useful skills;
  • encouraging and promoting responsible attitudes and sound leadership qualities;
  • fostering a firm commitment to the teaching profession and adherence to the highest standards of professional conduct;
  • facilitating the development of ideals of love for loyalty to Jamaica and promoting a zeal to nation building;
  • pointing to the need for personal and professional development;
  • promoting in its students an appreciation of the need for spiritual, emotional, and social growth.
  • providing an appropriate environment for the ongoing development and academic advancement of faculty members towards the achievement of individual and institutional goals.

The Motto of the College, “Committed to Growth and Enlightenment”