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Teacher Certification in Computer Science. Barbara Ericson Teacher Education Representative Computer Science Teachers Association. Why is Certification Important?. There is a shortage of CS And IT professionals yet these are predicted to be some of the fastest growing jobs through 2012

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teacher certification in computer science

Teacher Certification in Computer Science

Barbara Ericson

Teacher Education Representative

Computer Science Teachers Association

why is certification important
Why is Certification Important?
  • There is a shortage of CS And IT professionals
    • yet these are predicted to be some of the fastest growing jobs through 2012
  • Many people don\'t know what Computer Science is
    • or think that it is not creative, boring, and anti-social
  • The ACM model curriculum for K-12 requires that all students take
    • Computer Science in the Modern World
  • The ACM model curriculum also recommends
    • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for secondary computer science education programs
csta survey 2005 2006
CSTA Survey 2005-2006
  • Goal
    • Determine the current state of teacher certification for computer science
  • Problems
    • 6 states didn\'t respond even after several contacts
    • Many were unclear on what computer science means
      • included keyboarding and computer applications
    • Some gave contradictory answers
      • No, we don\'t offer a CS Endorsement but we require it
    • The survey didn\'t ask about Advanced Placement computer science
results of csta survey
Results of CSTA Survey
  • 20 states claimed to offer a CS endorsement
  • 25 states said that they do not have a CS endorsement
  • 6 states did not respond
closer examination
Closer Examination
  • Endorsements are often about computer literacy or information technology
    • not computer science
    • only 8 states have a computer science endorsement
  • Even states that have a CS endorsement do not always require it
    • Often math or business teachers can teach computer science
states with a cs endorsement
States with a CS Endorsement
  • Florida – doesn\'t require it
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
upcoming work
Upcoming Work
  • Poster at SIGCSE in Portland
    • Friday
  • White paper on teacher certification in computer science by NECC 2008
    • Detailed look at
      • Texas (requires endorsement)
      • Georgia (voluntary endorsement)
      • Pennsylvania (no endorsement)
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