WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face is coming to Tyler February 27-28. Will we see you there?

Hello, East Texas! If you’re hoping to get CS certified this spring, then this is your best opportunity to participate in a 2-day workshop with our own CS professional development guru, John Owens. But you need to act soon, because registration for this event will close on February 20th at 5PM. Don’t miss out on your chance to get prepared, get certified, and get your stipend!


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 and collect your $1000 stipend. This is our first time brining a certification prep workshop to Tyler, which makes it the best time for teachers from Tyler and surrounding areas to get prepared, achieve CS certification and earn a stipend! But you have to act soon, because we expect high demand for each of the 40 seats in this first ever WeTeach_CS workshop in Tyler, Texas. 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 – February 27-28, 2018 (Monday-Tuesday)
  • Where – Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Rd, Tyler, Texas 75707
  • Registration Deadline – February 20, 2018 at 5PM
  • Cost – $200 per participant
  • CPE Credit – 14 hours

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Concerned about travel and accommodations costs?

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

Would you rather prepare online at your own pace?

Register Now for Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers

The Spring 2018 session of WeTeach_CS Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers is now open. This self-paced course is designed to prepare teachers to take the TExES 241 Grades 8-12 Computer Science certification exam. Basic enrollment is FREE! Participants wanting to receive 40 CPE credit hours from The University of Texas at Austin upon completing the course can upgrade their enrollment. Upgraded participants will also have access to weekly quizzes and the comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam. Register Now!


Still deciding if you should get CS certified?

Would you like 1000 reasons to help make up your mind?

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 who decide to join us on the road to 500, by taking the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test, 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.


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 weteachcs@austin.utexas.edu for help.


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