The WeTeach_CS Team will travel to Edinburg on June 11-12, 2018 to bring one of our Certification Prep Face-2-Face workshops to the Rio Grande Valley. We want to see you there, so we can help you get prepared, get certified, and get your stipend! But you need to act fast, registration for this event will close on Monday, June 4, 2018! Register today!


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 241 CS 8-12 Certification Test.


  • When – June 11–12, 2018
  • Where – Region One ESC – Edinburg, TX
  • Registration Deadline – Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Cost – $200 per participant
  • CPE Credit – 14 hours

Concerned about travel and accommodations costs?

Participants may be eligible for accommodations and travel reimbursements from the UT STEM Center. See registration page for details.

More information / Registration


Would you rather get prepared online?

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers ($199) is a self-paced course is designed to prepare teachers to take the TExES 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. Enrollment includes unit quizzes and a comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive 40 CPE credit hours from The University of Texas at Austin. Enroll Today!


Still thinking about getting CS certified?

WeTeach_CS is making that decision a whole lot easier!

Thanks to the support of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), WeTeach_CS is offering the Certification Incentive Program (CIP) through August of 2018! This means current Texas teachers planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test from now through the August 2018 testing window may be eligible 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.


More Information on Certification and CIP

  • For more information about Computer Science certification, visit the WeTeach_CS Get Certified page.
  • For complete information about CIP requirements and deadlines, visit the CIP Checklist page.
  • Read everything and still have CS certification questions? Email us at for help.


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