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 CS 8-12 Certification Test.
Accommodations and Travel Reimbursements
Attendees of both the January and March workshops may be eligible for accommodations and travel reimbursements from the Center for STEM Education. Please see event pages for details and requirements.
- When – January 23 – 24, 2017
- Where – HISD Ryan Professional Development Center
- Cost – $120
- When – March 13 – 14, 2017
- Where – Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) Classroom, IBC Building
- Cost – $120
Rather take Certification Prep online?
Teachers who would rather take the 6-week online version of Certification Prep, should register for WeTeach_CS Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers, hosted by EdX. Registration for the next session, which begins January 16, 2017, is open now. More information / Registration
Planning to take the CS Certification Test in February 2017?
Teachers planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test during the February testing window may be eligible for for the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), which offers a $1000 stipend to accepted teachers who obtain their CS certification. The CIP application deadline for the February testing window is January 26, 2017.
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
For more information about CS certification, visit the WeTeach_CS Get Certified page.