What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of nine hours or one year

  • Fall admission – one year for the traditional pathway
  • Summer admission – self-paced work and summer coursework for expedited pathway

Where will I take classes?

All required classes to earn an endorsement can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

*The Computer Science Endorsement requires a cohort of 15 or more teachers

  • Fall: July 15 (traditional pathway)
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: February 1

Computer Science Endorsement

The computer science endorsement program is 100% online and designed for teachers who are interested in adding computer science to a current, renewable teaching certificate held in another content area. Candidates who successfully complete the program are prepared to effectively teach computer science courses at the pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade level.

The program has four courses:

  •  Digital literacy, information literacy and cybersecurity
  • Computational thinking and human-computer interaction
  • Programming concepts for teachers
  • Computer science teaching methods

The programming and methods courses are offered over the seven-week summer semester in partially synchronous courses. These courses typically meet online once a week with other coursework completed between meetings.
The other two courses can be completed during the fall and spring semesters in traditional courses or they can be completed by earning badges through self-paced courses hosted by Georgia Virtual School.

The self-paced courses do not include instructor or peer support, but they require only a nominal fee to evaluate assessments and can be traded for course credit for free. We recommend these self-paced courses to teachers who

  1. 1) need to complete the program quicker,
  2. 2) need a lower-cost alternative to the traditional program, or
  3. 3) have prior knowledge of computing.

Applicant’s certificate level must be level SRT4 or higher and at any grade level pre-kindergarten through 12th grade or another eligible field. The Computer Science Endorsement program will require a cohort of 15 or more teachers.

Review the Pathways to Computer Science Endorsement at Georgia State document for more information.

Program Highlights

You will learn…

  • Create, modify, and evaluate digital artifacts
  • Use computing tools to support student learning, whether in a computer science classroom or not
  • Use programming to solve computational problems
  • Teach programming and computing concepts

Ideal Candidate

  • Holds a teaching certificate in another discipline
  • Wants to teach standalone computer science courses or integrated computing courses
  • Has basic technology skills
  • Does not need to know anything about computer science
Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the computer science endorsement, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Goals statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript: Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
    • submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to [email protected] or by mailing directly to Georgia State University | Office of Graduate Admissions | P.O. Box 4018 Atlanta, GA 30302

Program of Study

Fall (online) — LT 7500 Digital and Information Literacy
Spring (online) — LT 7501 Computational Thinking and Human-Computer Interaction
Summer (face-to-face) — LT 7502 Computer Science Instructional Methods and LT 7503 Computer Science Concepts for Teachers

For complete degree requirements, visit the catalog.

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Our students are often kindergarten through 12th grade teachers who would like to teach computing.


Program Coordinator
Lauren Margulieux
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Learning Sciences
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30 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.