2023 - 2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Graduate Catalog

Certificate in Computer Science Education

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This 15-credit certificate program supports the professional development of teachers interested in computer science. The comprehensive standards-based curriculum emphasizes knowledge and skills in computing systems, networking, computational thinking, programming, data analysis, societal impacts, and pedagogical strategies. Prior experience in computer science is not required and the program can be completed in one year. Teaching certification is not required for admission. South Carolina certified teachers who complete the program may be eligible to apply for the computer science add-on endorsement from the State Department of Education.

Student Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for the Certificate in Computer Science Education program are derived from the South Carolina Computer Science Standards and the ISTE Computer Science Educator Standards. Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professional knowledge of computing systems and networks.
  2. Apply modern computational thinking and programming practices to solve real-world problems.
  3. Evaluate ethical, legal, and other societal issues relevant to the impact of computing.
  4. Utilize data collection, storage, analysis, and visualization tools and workflows.
  5. Implement effective pedagogical strategies for teaching computer science.

Admission to Study

Applications for graduate study should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at Coastal Carolina University.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Certificate in Computer Science Education program 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.

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