This program provides an opportunity for Texas educators to apply for a one-time stipend 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

Candidates are required to

  • 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).

CIP Program

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