About Us


Shortwood Teachers’ college is an ecofriendly institution training males and females for the teaching profession and offering degrees in education accredited for the early  childhood, primary and secondary education levels.

This institution is also a Green Business that has been accredited by NEPA  2022-2023 for gold in environmental  awareness and training and silver in  waste management, water efficiency, chemical management and energy efficiency.

Why Shortwood?


Shortwood Teachers’ College programmes are accredited by the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (TCJ) and our degrees are granted by The University of the West Indies. We offer quality degrees and certification.

Industry Standard

Shortwood Teachers’ College offers a high level of education that meets the standards set by the Ministry of Education here in Jamaica.

Hands-on Training

As part of our offering, the students receive face-to-face training and teaching practice, which takes them into assigned schools in our education system.

Aid and Affordability

Shortwood Teachers’ College offers several payment options and students can access additional financial support from internal and external options and or stakeholders.  Our aim is to ensure that no applicant with outstanding academic potential is deterred from studying because of their background, personal circumstances, or finances.

Shortwood Teachers’ College was founded on September 28, 1885 by the Rt. Rev. Enos Nutall, then Archbishop of the West Indies. The College originally known as Jamaica Women’s  College  opened as a female training institution. Shortwood became co-educational in 2001.

Management Team

Shortwood Teachers’ College is a teacher training institution that prepares students for the education sector.  The college is currently led by Claudette Barrett-March, PhD. She, along with the other members of her management team, direct the academic and administrative activities of the College.

Studying at Shortwood

Contact Us

Student Affairs Office

(876)924-1095 Ext. 5000

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.


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