Hoping to show off your shiny new CS certification when you return to the classroom this fall? Then now’s the time to start making your summer plans by signing up for a WeTeach_CS Certification Prep course!
This summer, there will be two CS certification exam testing windows, taking place in June (6/28-7/1) and August (8/16-19), so make sure you’re prepared. To help out, the WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Tour of Texas will be on the road all summer. Our schedule includes six 2-day workshops around the state to prepare teachers for the TExES 141 or 241 CS 8-12 certification exam. So don’t miss your chance to prepare before taking the exam.
Our workshops have been known to sell out, so find yours and register today!
June 12-13 – Abilene – Registration Closes June 6th – Register Now!
June 12-13 – Edinburg – Registration Closes June 5th – Register Now!
July 11-12 – San Antonio – Registration Closes July 4th – Register Now!
July 18-19 – Beaumont – Registration Closes July 13th – Register Now!
August 7-8 – Richardson – Registration Closes July 31st – Register Now!
About WeTeach_CS Certification Prep
WeTeach_CS Certification Prep 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 CS 8-12 Certification Test.
Concerned about travel and accommodations costs?
Participants may be eligible for accommodations and travel reimbursements from the Center for STEM Education at UT Austin. See each event page for details.
Would you rather prepare online at your own pace?
Registration is now open for the next session of the WeTeach_CS online Certification Prep course, Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers, starting on May 8, 2017. This self-paced course is designed to prepare teachers to take the TExES 141 or 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 36 CPE credit hours from The University of Texas at Austin upon completing the course can upgrade their enrollment to a Verified Certificate. Upgraded participants will also have access to unit quizzes and the comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam.
Do you need 1000 reasons to get CS certified this Summer?
Teachers planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test during the February, March, May, June, or August 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. Read more about CS certification.
Important Certification Incentive Program (CIP) Dates
June (6/28/17-7/1/17) Testing Window Deadlines:
- CIP Application due: 6/22/17, 5pm
- TExES Test Registration deadline: 6/26/17
- Proof of CS Certification due: 8/11/17, 5pm
August (8/16/17-8/19/17) Testing Window Deadlines:
- CIP Application due: 8/10/17, 5pm
- TExES Test Registration deadline: 8/14/17
- Proof of CS Certification due: 9/15/17, 5pm