Computer Science Certificate: Degree Requirements

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The graduate certificate in Computer Science Education requires satisfactory completion of the 4 graduate level courses (12 credits) listed below. Each certificate program course must be completed with a grade no lower than a B-; the overall GPA of the Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Education courses must be no lower than 3.0.

The graduate certificate in Computer Science Education requires satisfactory completion of the 4 graduate level courses (12 credits) listed below. Each certificate program course must be completed with a grade no lower than a B-; the overall GPA of the Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Education courses must be no lower than 3.0.

All candidates must complete the following three-credit courses:

  • EDUC 621: Internet Technologies (Computational Thinking on the Internet)
  • EDUC 639: Teaching Computer Science (639 is a special topics course of which this will be the topic)
  • CISC 605: Computer Science Principles

Candidates focusing on grades 9-12 must complete the following three-credit course:

  • CISC 606: Foundations in Programming

Candidates focusing on grades K-8 must complete one of the following three-credit courses:

  • CISC 606: Foundations in Programming
  • EDUC 638: Learning Technologies Across the Curriculum
  • EDUC 650: Technology and Cognition
  • EDUC 611: Introduction to Educational Technology
  • EDUC 777: Fostering Technology Based Collaboration
  • EDUC 815: Design of Learning Environments

The following table shows when the courses will be offered. As this table illustrates, it is possible for candidates to earn the certificate within one calendar year.

Course Offering

Academic Term

CISC 605, Computer Science Principles

Fall

CISC 606, Foundations in Programming

Winter

EDUC 621, Internet Technologies

Spring

EDUC 639, Teaching Computer Science

Summer

EDUC 638, Learning Technologies

Fall

EDUC 650, Technology and Cognition

Spring (alternates with EDUC 815)

EDUC 611, Intro to Ed Tech

Fall

EDUC 777, Technology Based Collaboration

Spring

EDUC 815, Design of Learning Environments

Spring (alternates with EDUC 650)