It may still be February, but this is Texas and you know what that means? Spring is just around the corner! What better time than now to start you CS certification journey, which could end with earning a $1000 stipend through the Certification Incentive Program (CIP). So, what are you waiting for? Get prepared. Get certified. Get your stipend.


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.


Let WeTeach_CS Help You Get CS Certified


WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face

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 during this 2-day workshop style prep. WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face provides an overview of the educator competencies required of all teachers to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. We currently have six workshops scheduled before the end of the summer, so choose the one near you and register today!

Feb 27-28, 2018 WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Tyler

Registration closes – February 20th

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Mar 12-13, 2018 WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Waco

Registration closes – March 5th

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Mar 23-24, 2018 WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Corpus Christi

Registration closes – March 16th

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Apr 19-20, 2018 WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Austin

Registration closes – April 13th

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May 16-17, 2018 WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Amarillo

Registration closes – May 9th

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Aug 6-7, 2018 WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – UT Dallas

Registration closes – July 30th

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Would you rather prepare online at your own pace? No problem!

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!


2018 Testing Windows

Be sure to read and follow the CIP Checklist when making your certification plans.

  • March 7-10
  • April 4-7
  • May 2-5
  • June 13-16
  • July 11-14
  • August 15-18


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.


The Certification Incentive Program (CIP) is made possible by support from the Texas Education Agency and 100Kin10. Thank You!

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