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

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15th
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Computer Science Endorsement

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 online class about digital literacy and cybersecurity.
  • In the spring, students take one online class about computational thinking and human-computer interaction.
  • During the summer, students take two face-to-face 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.

Computer Science Endorsement

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 online class about digital literacy and cybersecurity.
  • In the spring, students take one online class about computational thinking and human-computer interaction.
  • During the summer, students take two face-to-face 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.

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

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15th
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Careers

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

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 transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

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

Description

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus, Online

non-degree

Endorsement

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Lauren Margulieux
lmargulieux@gsu.edu
404-413-8064

Learning Sciences
DLSRecruitment@gsu.edu
404-413-8040

Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development, Suite 750
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here is intended to provide an overview of Georgia State University’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more please refer to the university catalogs.