The bluebonnets are blooming and spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing—it’s time to sign up to take a WeTeach_CS Certification Prep workshop this summer!

Planning to get CS certified this year? There are three CS certification exam testing windows coming up in May (5/10-13), 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 throughout the spring and summer, coming to a location near you, with seven 2-day workshops to prepare teachers to take the TExES 141 or 241 CS 8-12 certification exam. So don’t miss your chance to prepare before taking the exam. Find your workshop and register today!

Workshop Schedule

April 7-8 – Austin – Sold Out!

May 1-2 – Victoria – Registration closes April 24th – Register Now!

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.

The cost for each WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-to-Face workshop is $120 per participant and 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.

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Do you need 1000 reasons to get CS certified in 2017?

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.

 

Stay tuned to our event page and the WeTeach_CS blog for additional Certification Prep workshops and other CS professional development opportunities!

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