If you want to be able to show off your brand new CS certification when someone asks you, “what did you do this summer?” Now’s the time to make it happen!

There are two more TExES certification testing windows this summer, scheduled forJuly, and August. Two more opportunities to get certified and get your stipend! Choose the one that works best for you and allow WeTeach_CS can help you achieve your CS certification goals!


Get prepared, get certified, and get your stipend!

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 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.

Summer 2018 CS certification testing windows and deadlines

July (7/11/18 – 7/14/18) Testing Window Deadlines:

  • CIP Application/Documentation due: 7/9/18, 5pm
  • TExES Test Registration deadline: 7/9/18
  • Proof of CS Certification due: 8/17/18, 5pm

August (8/15/18 – 8/18/18) Testing Window Deadlines:

  • CIP Application/Documentation due: 8/13/18, 5pm
  • TExES Test Registration deadline: 8/13/18
  • Proof of CS Certification due: 9/21/18, 5pm


WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face

Give John Owen and the WeTeach_CS Team two days and they’ll tell you what you’ll need to know to pass the TExES 241 CS 8-12 certification exam during this 2-day workshop style prep. WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face provides an overview of the educator competencies required of all teachers to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. We currently have six workshops scheduled before the end of the summer, so choose the one near you and register today!

Upcoming WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face Workshops


Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers (Online)

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers is designed to prepare teachers to take the TExES 241 Grades 8-12 Computer Science certification exam. The course provides 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. Enrolled participants will receive access to weekly quizzes and the comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam. Enroll Today!


Get ready to teach CS


How WeTeach_CS for HS (Face-2-Face)

July 11-12 – San Antonio

CS certified, but not sure how to get a class started? Struggling to find a CS1 curriculum that works? Come and get a sneak preview of a curriculum package that will get you through your first year. Everything you need in a nice, neat package and ready for you to implement on day one including lesson plans, lessons, videos, study guides, activities, projects, labs, lab solutions, and assessments. Learn how best to make this crucial first year class a success from WeTeach_CS Professional Development Specialist, John Owen.

Register now for How WeTeach_CS for HS – San Antonio (July 11-12)



July 23-27 – Austin

WeTeach_Java is a week-long intensive workshop designed to give new and experienced teachers the tools they need to teach Java in high school. Based on the WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum and aligned to the CS1 TEKS, WeTeach_Java is designed to help teachers take their students beyond the basics of block and scripting languages and into the world of limitless opportunities that working in an industry standard programming language allows. Starting with the basics and adding topics as they are mastered, this course will prepare students to move beyond their first-year experience towards goals such as the College Board AP CS A exam and their post-high school education plans.

Register now for WeTeach_Java in Austin (July 23-27)


And that’s not all!

Check out our complete 2018 event listings for updates and additions, then stay up-to-date by subscribing to the WeTeach_CS blog, following us on Twitter (@weteachcs), and liking WeTeach_CS on Facebook.


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