What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

9 credit hours or one year

All required classes can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall:  July 15
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: March 15
College of Education & Human Development

Online Computer Science Endorsement

Talk to an enrollment coach
LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

Talk to the department
Brandon Calandra
404-413-8040
DLSRecruitment@gsu.edu

The computer science endorsement program is 100% online and designed for teachers who are interested in adding computer science to a current, renewable teaching certificate held in another content area. Candidates who successfully complete the program are prepared to effectively teach computer science courses at the pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade level.

The program has four courses:

  •  Digital literacy, information literacy and cybersecurity
  • Computational thinking and human-computer interaction
  • Programming concepts for teachers
  • Computer science teaching methods

The programming and methods courses are offered over the seven-week summer semester in partially synchronous courses. These courses typically meet online once a week with other coursework completed between meetings.
The other two courses can be completed during the fall and spring semesters in traditional courses, or they can be completed by earning badges through self-paced courses hosted by Georgia Virtual School.

The self-paced courses do not include instructor or peer support, but they require only a nominal fee to evaluate assessments and can be traded for course credit for free. We recommend these self-paced courses to teachers who

  1. 1) need to complete the program quicker,
  2. 2) need a lower-cost alternative to the traditional program, or
  3. 3) have prior knowledge of computing.

Applicants’ certificate level must be level 4 or higher and at any grade level pre-kindergarten through 12th grade or another eligible field.

Review the Pathways to Computer Science Endorsement at Georgia State document for more information.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the online Computer Science Endorsement program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online application
  • Application fee of $50
  • Goals statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript: Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
    • Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Program of Study

Fall (online) — LT 7500 Digital and Information Literacy
Spring (online) — LT 7501 Computational Thinking and Human-Computer Interaction
Summer (online) — LT 7502 Computer Science Instructional Methods and LT 7503 Computer Science Concepts for Teachers

This endorsement allows kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers to advance or enhance their careers by teaching computing.

Description

Careers

Our students are often kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers who would like to teach computing.

Contacts

General Questions

LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

Curriculum Inquiries

Program Coordinator
Lauren Margulieux
lmargulieux@gsu.edu
404-413-8064

Learning Sciences
DLSRecruitment@gsu.edu
404-413-8040

30 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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