The year-long computer science endorsement program is designed for teachers who are interested in adding the field of computer science education to a current, renewable teaching certificate held in a content area other than computer science. Applicants’ certificate level must be level 4 or higher and at any grade level pre-kindergarten through 12th grade or another eligible field. 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 and begins in fall semester each year.
- In the fall, students take one class about digital literacy and cybersecurity.
- In the spring, students take one class about computational thinking and human-computer interaction.
- During the summer, students take two classes: A programming course designed specifically for future computing teachers and a computer science teaching methods course.
During the fall and spring semesters, we offer frequent Saturday office hours for candidates who want to meet face-to-face with each other or the instructors to ask questions or work on assignments.