Update – September 18, 2017

Due to the on-going post-Harvey recovery efforts in the Houston area, we have rescheduled this workshop for January 22-23, 2018. Stay tuned to the WeTeach_CS blog for registration details. In the meantime, we will be holding a Certification Prep workshop in Austin on October 23-24. Again, registration details will be posted as soon as they become available.

The WeTeach_CS Certification Prep team spent the spring and summer on the road, bringing our Face-to-Face workshops to teachers across Texas. Now that the new school year has started, we’re getting ready to head out again—first stop, Houston! Fair warning though, events we hold in Houston have a tendency to sell out, so don’t miss this workshop—register today!

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.


  • When – October 23-24, 2017 (Monday-Tuesday)
  • Where – University of Houston (3657 Cullen Blvd. Houston, TX 77204)
  • Registration Deadline – October 16, 2017
  • Cost – $200 per participant
  • CPE Credit – 14 hours

More information / Registration

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 registration page for details.

Still thinking about getting CS certified in 2017?

WeTeach_CS wants to make that decision a whole lot easier!

Thanks to the support of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), WeTeach_CS has extended the Certification Incentive Program (CIP) through December of 2017! This means current Texas teachers planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test during October or December 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.

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 weteachcs@austin.utexas.edu for help.


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