Certificate in Computer Science Education - Q & A
I am interested in Computer Science Certification from the South Carolina Department of Education. Can this program help me to obtain this computer science certification?
If you have a current teaching license in South Carolina, after completing the five-course Certificate in Computer Science Education program at CCU and earning the required score on the Praxis specialty exam, you may be eligible to apply for add-on certification in Computer Science from the South Carolina Department of Education (eligibility is determined by the South Carolina Department of Education).
I am an elementary or middle grades teacher in South Carolina. Will completing the Computer Science Certificate program at CCU enable me to teach Computer Science at the high school level?
Yes, assuming you complete all five courses, earn the required minimum score on the Praxis specialty exam, and are approved for add-on certification by the South Carolina Department of Education, it is technically possible for SC certified teachers in elementary and middle grades to teach high school Computer Science.
Is your Certificate in Computer Science Education program fully (100%) online and how soon can I complete this program?
Yes, all five courses (15 credits) are offered online at least once a year. This means that you could finish this program in less than 12 months. The following are the five required courses:
• CSED 605 - Foundations of Computing Systems - 3 credits
• CSED 607 - Introduction to Data Science - 3 credits
• CSED 608 - Computational Thinking and Programming - 3 credits
• EDIT 604 - Teaching with Technology - 3 credits
• IST 610 - Networking and Cybersecurity Fundamentals - 3 credits
How can I start the Certificate in Computer Science Education program at CCU?
Apply to Coastal Carolina University for admission to the certificate program in Computer Science Education. Applications are due May 1 for the summer cohort, July 1 for the fall cohort, and December 1 for the spring cohort. Due to the more advanced level of the spring courses, entry into the spring cohort is contingent upon an applicant's computer science background. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- 1. Completion of the application form and payment of the application fee.
- 2. Evidence of having received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in this country or its equivalent at a foreign institution based on a four-year degree program.
- 3. Submission of an official transcript from each post-secondary school or college previously attended (all prior undergraduate academic study must be represented as well as any graduate study).
- 4. Submission of a brief written statement of educational and career goals, including how this certificate program will contribute to realizing those goals.
Whom can I talk to if I have any more questions?
Please contact our graduate program manager for additional information. Her contact information is listed below: