Over the summer, WeTeach_CS reached and passed the 300th CS certification milestone and is now on the road to helping 500 current Texas teachers become CS certified. To celebrate, we’ve extended the Certification Incentive Program (CIP) to cover all nine of the TExES CS 8-12 testing windows scheduled through August 2018.

Still deciding if you should get CS certified?

Would you like 1000 reasons to help make up your mind?

Thanks to the support of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), WeTeach_CS is offering a $1,000 stipend, through the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), to currently certified Texas educators who add a CS certification to their resume. This means current Texas teachers who decide to join us on the road to 500, by taking the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test, may be eligible to receive a $1000 stipend upon achieving CS certification.

For complete information about deadlines and requirements, please read and follow all steps of the CIP Checklist. Texas teachers must meet certain eligibility requirements and be accepted into the program prior to testing to qualify for the $1,000 stipend.

Need to prepare?

We’re here to help!

To help teachers on the road to CS certification gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to pass the CS certification exam, we developed Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers. This self-paced course is designed to prepare teachers to take the TExES 241 Grades 8-12 Computer Science certification exam. Course materials provide extensive detailed instruction, examples and practice on everything from introductory programming topics such as variables, functions, loops and logical expressions to more advanced topics such as data structures, recursion, and object oriented programming. Basic enrollment is FREE! Participants wanting to receive 40 CPE credit hours from The University of Texas at Austin upon completing the course can upgrade their enrollment. Upgraded participants will also have access to weekly quizzes and the comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam. Register Today!

Since it’s introduction, 498 Texas teachers have completed a WeTeach_CS online certification prep course. Many of these teachers have gone 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. But don’t take our word for it, see what others have said about how the course helped them achieve CS certification.

2017-18 Testing Windows

Be sure to read and follow the CIP Checklist when making your certification plans.

  • October 4-7
  • December 6-9
  • February 7-10
  • March 7-10
  • April 4-7
  • May 2-5
  • June 13-16
  • July 11-14
  • August 15-18

More Information on Certification and CIP

  • For more information about Computer Science certification, visit the WeTeach_CS Get Certified page.
  • For complete information about CIP requirements and deadlines, visit the CIP Checklist page.
  • Read everything and still have CS certification questions? Email us at weteachcs@austin.utexas.edu for help.


The Certification Incentive Program (CIP) is made possible by support from the Texas Education Agency and 100Kin10. Thank You!

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