This program provides an opportunity for Texas educators to apply for a one-time stipend of $1,000 through The University of Texas at Austin, Center for STEM Education.  Please read the complete application instructions prior to submission of this application.

Application Requirements


  • be pursuing certification in Computer Science 8-12.
  • not already hold the following certifications: Computer Science 8-12 or Computer Information Systems (any level)
  • be currently certified to teach in Texas or enrolled in an approved teacher certification program
  • submit an application and required documentation by applicable deadlines
  • receive approval prior to testing (exceptions will be made for those who tested between August 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015)
  • apply for a specific test window by the applicable deadline
  • register themselves for the approved test date and pay all applicable fees
  • complete all requirements for certification and pay all applicable fees
  • provide proof of success on the exam and proof of certification by the applicable deadline
  • participate and provide required information in a post-program survey during August 2016

Application Checklist

Please email Jennifer Jordan-Kaszuba ( with questions regarding the Certificate Incentive Program (CIP). 

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