Over the summer, WeTeach_CS reached and passed the 300th CS certification milestone and is now on the path to helping 500 current Texas teachers become CS certified. To celebrate, instead of throwing a party, we’ve extended the Certification Incentive Program (CIP) to cover all of the TExES CS 8-12 testing windows scheduled through August 2018.
Teachers, now that the fall semester’s in full swing, there’s still time to get your students involved in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge, which will run until November 1. Students who live in one of the 18 participating districts in Texas may enter as individuals or in teams of up to four. (And if your home district isn’t represented,
UT Austin’s College of Education marks an important milestone for the WeTeach_CS program in their Texas Education Magazine article, Expanding Computer Science Education in Texas.
Since it’s introduction, 498 Texas teachers have completed our online certification prep course, Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers. Many of these teachers went on to use the knowledge and confidence they gained from the course to pass the TExES CS 8-12 certification exam and become eligible to receive the $1000 CIP stipend. The success of these teachers doesn’t surprise us, because we’ve designed our certification prep courses to help our participants give themselves their best chance of passing the CS certification exam.