March 13 – 14, 2017


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 challenge the CS certification test.

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Review Material for WeTeach_CS Certification Prep:



  • Type – Face-to-Face
  • Dates and Times Monday – Tuesday, March 13 – 14, 2017, 8 am- 5 pm
  • Registration Deadline – March 6, 2017
  • Location – Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) Classroom, IBC Building in Suite 301, 5615 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77005
  • Eligible AttendeesTexas teachers interested in becoming certified to teach Grades 8-12 Computer Science are eligible to attend. Attendees should have at least some prior experience in coding or programming to maximize their participation in this workshop.
  • Cost – $60 a day, $120 total
  • Certificates of Participation – Certificates stating 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.


Application and Registration


$60.00 per day for each participant.

$120.00 total per participant for this 2-day workshop.

Registration Notes

  •   Registration fees cover breakfast, lunch and training materials.
  •   Payments are due before this event.
  •   Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
  •   Event limited to 30 participants.

Payment Instructions 

Participants can pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all the necessary information you need to provide to your business offices regarding credit card payment records and check processing instructions.

Checks for registration need to be made out to The University of Texas at Austin. Please mail checks to the attention of Jeff Early, along with the printed registration confirmation email, to the following address.

                    Center for STEM Education
                    1912 Speedway, D5500
                    SZB 340
                    Austin, TX 78712
                    Attn: Jeff Early


Payment Questions?

Please email Jeff Early with any payment questions you may have.

Online Registration Instructions

Click the registration button below to register your attendance. You will be asked for your contact information, what subjects you are currently teaching. If you have multiple people attending, please fill out this form for each person. You may need to quit and restart your browser to enter multiple people. If you need technical help with the registration page, send an email to


Register Here


Accommodations and Transportation


All participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging arrangements and payments. These costs will be reimbursed by the Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin to non-WeTeach_CS Collaborative participants in Texas who attend the entire event. Lodging costs will be reimbursed at the state rate for those who live more than 60 miles from the event. Mileage will be reimbursed*, also at the state rate, as calculated by MapQuest using the shortest route option. Reimbursement forms will be provided electronically after the event.

*If you owe money to any State of Texas organization or entity, whatever amount you were to receive may be credited toward your debt. 

A copy of the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exempt form is provided and should be printed and turned in to your hotel upon arrival. State hotel tax will not be reimbursed.

Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificate (PDF)


Free parking is available in the garage. Enter the garage from Nottingham Street, and enter the building for the east side (next to the garage). If you need help with directions or parking, please call the RUSMP office at 713-348-6076 or visit their website here.


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