Computer Science Teachers Association
Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium 2010
July 13, 2010
Design and Implementation of Computer Science Teaching Endorsements
Presented by Suzanne Hambrusch & Rich Schlesinger
The session describes efforts at Purdue and KSU on the implementation of the NCATE CS teacher prep standards. The CS Department at Purdue, in collaboration with its School of Education, is currently developing a Purdue-only "endorsement." Indiana does not have any explicit computer science licensing rules. The endorsement will be used to start a dialog with the state about whether Indiana might want to establish licensing rules. Purdue's effort includes developing modules on computational thinking for education courses and developing a CS methods course. KSU saw the need for a computer science teacher certification program as a natural extension of its math & science teacher preparation programs. KSU became a leader in the effort to create a state certification in Georgia and, subsequently, has become the first state approved provider of a CS teacher preparation program. The CS department is now actively working to encourage Education majors to also pursue the certification.
For more information, please see http://csta.acm.org/
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