Planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 certification exam in August?

WeTeach_CS is giving you one more opportunity to prepare!

The WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Tour of Texas has been on the road all summer, preparing Texas teachers for the TExES 141 or 241 CS 8-12 certification exam. If you haven’t already taken our 2-Day Face-to-Face workshop, then now’s the time! The August TExES CS 8-12 certification exam window is August 16-19 and the last workshop of the summer will be August 7-8 in Richardson, TX.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by–register today!


  • When – August 7-8, 2017 (Monday-Tuesday)
  • Where – UT Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Registration Deadline – July 31, 2017
  • Cost – $120 per participant

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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.

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 event page for details.

Just can’t make it, but still need to prepare? Do it online!

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers is a self-paced course is designed to prepare teachers to take the TExES Grades 8-12 Computer Science certification exam. Course materials provide extensive detailed instruction, examples and practice on everything from introductory programming topics such as variables, functions, loops and logical expressions to more advanced topics such as data structures, recursion, and object oriented programming. Basic enrollment is FREE!Participants wanting to receive 36 CPE credit hours from The University of Texas at Austin upon completing the course can upgrade their enrollment to a Verified Certificate. Upgraded participants will also have access to unit quizzes and the comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam. This current course is underway and will remain open through August 19, 2017. Register Now!

Do you need 1000 reasons to get CS certified this Summer?

Teachers planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test during the any of the remaining 2017 testing windows may be eligible for for the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), which offers a $1000 stipend to accepted teachers who obtain their CS certification. 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. Read more about CS certification.

Certification Incentive Program (CIP) Dates for August

August (8/16/17-8/19/17) Testing Window Deadlines:

  • CIP Application due: 8/10/17, 5pm
  • TExES Test Registration deadline: 8/14/17
  • Proof of CS Certification due: 9/15/17, 5pm

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