You’ve worked for it. You’ve earned it.

Don’t miss out on your $1000 stipend!


If you’re planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 certification exam during the March Testing Window (March 7-10, 2018) and want to participate in the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), you must have your application submitted no later than Monday, March 5th at 5pm.


March (3/7/18 – 3/10/18) Testing Window Deadlines:

  • CIP Application/Documentation due: 3/5/18, 5pm
  • TExES Test Registration deadline: 3/5/18
  • Proof of CS Certification due: 4/13/18, 5pm

See the CIP Checklist page for full details and instructions.


Need to prepare?

WeTeach_CS can help!

If you’re not ready to take the March CS certification exam, don’t worry, you still have time to get prepared, get certified and get your stipend. There are five more certification testing windows scheduled from April through August of 2018 and WeTeach_CS is helping you prepare by hosting five Certification Prep Face-2-Face workshops around the state, along with it’s always in session online course, Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers.


Get prepared online

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers ($199) is a 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. Enrollment includes unit quizzes and a comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive 40 CPE credit hours from The University of Texas at Austin. Enroll Today!


Get prepared face-2-face

WeTeach_CS Certification Prep ($200) will provide an overview of the educator competencies required of all teachers to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. This certification is necessary to teach courses such as Computer Science I, II or III, Fundamentals of Computer Science, or AP Computer Science A. Course instructors will address several competencies in depth and link attendees to additional resources that will help to prepare them to take the TExES 241 CS 8-12 Certification Test.

Register today for a 2-day workshop near you!

March 12-13 – WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Waco

March 23-24 – WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Corpus Christi

April 19-20 – WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Austin

May 16-17 – WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Amarillo

August 6-7 – WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – UT Dallas (Richardson)


Still thinking about getting CS certified?

WeTeach_CS just made that decision a whole lot easier!

Thanks to the support of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), WeTeach_CS is extending the Certification Incentive Program (CIP) through August of 2018! This means current Texas teachers planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test during any of the 2017-18 testing windows may be eligible for for the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), which offers a $1000 stipend to accepted teachers who obtain their CS certification.

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


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 for help.


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