Help students gain the skills they need to understand, use, and create technology.
To be full participants in today's society, middle and high school students need to acquire digital literacy—the ability to use, assess, and work with technology.
If you are an aspiring or current teacher who does not need a Master's degree but would like to enhance or learn computer science skills and teach middle or high school students, this program will give you a license in Digital Literacy and Computer Science for grades 5-12, and the tools and skills to teach all students to become digitally literate.
The program covers principles of computer science, digital computing, and programming. It prepares you to teach students to use digital tools for research and collaboration. To become familiar with systems and to use computational thinking. And to prepare for computer science and other innovative jobs of the future. Foster student curiosity and mastery through hands-on experiences such as coding, robotics, and gaming. Help them to learn to use high- and low-tech tools to make creative ideas tangible.
During your coursework, you'll develop practical curriculum ideas and new teaching strategies, put them into practice through a student teaching experience, and receive the kind of feedback from your supervising teachers and faculty that will have you ready to teach effectively on day one.
Some coursework will be delivered online.