Jackson State University master’s candidate Shuwana Hurt recently earned the Clinical and Arts Preparation for Educators (CAPE) Scholarship from the university’s Department of Special Education. Hurt, a fourth-year special education teacher from Greenville, Miss., teaches kindergarten through third-grade students at Clausell Elementary in Jackson.
Hurt’s scholarship provides for tuition, books and professional development and will allow her to continue study in an area of education to which she is very dedicated. While her previous efforts have already led to her being selected the Ask for More Arts Coordinator at Clausell in August 2009, Hurt hopes the funding will allow her to learn new and exciting ways to integrate the arts into her classroom. She expects to complete her graduate degree in the fall of 2010.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the $800,000 CAPE grant 2005 to the Department of Special Education in the College of Education and Human Development.
For more information, visit http://www.jsums.edu/cape/.