At the end of 2016, WeTeach_CS announced it’s Certification Prep Tour of Texas, which would bring the 2-day, face-to-face workshop version of it’s successful Certification Prep course to teachers around the state who are looking to get CS certified in 2017. The tour kicked off last month in Houston to a packed house and now five more dates have been added to the tours schedule.

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.

Workshop Schedule

January 23-24 – Houston – Sold Out!

March 13-14 – Houston – Register Now!

March 20-21 – Amarillo – Register Now!

March 31-April 1 – Midland – Register Now!

April 7-8 – Austin – Register Now!

June 12-13 – Abilene – Register Now!

June 12-13 – Edinburg – Register Now!

July 11-12 – San Antonio – Register Now!

July 18-19 – Beaumont – Register Now!

August 7-8 – Richardson – Register Now!

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.

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

Would you like 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.

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