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Computer Science Professional Development

Computer Science Teaching Pathways

Teachers need 24 credits of computer science education for an endorsement in Instructional Technology (K-12) addressing the following topics.

  • Data structures, languages, and databases
  • Web-based programming and design
  • Knowledge of operating systems
  • System design, implementation, and management
  • Media and software applications
  • Robotics, file management, instructional design, and other computer applications (i.e. cybersecurity)

Computer science professionals who would like to become teachers can apply for alternative teaching licensure.

Professional Development Questions

Districts may wish to work collaboratively to provide computer science professional development by region. For information regarding professional development possibilities or instructional support, please contact 

Christine Liebe, PhD Cand.
Computer Science Content Specialist

The following institutions and organizations offer courses or programs in computer science, programming, instructional technology, CS pedagogy, cyber-security, and more.

Colorado Universities and Colleges

*Colorado School of Mines is offering high quality 3-day to 5-day computer science teacher education courses, plus several 3 credit computer science courses. (ECS, CSUnplugged, BJC, Python, Bootstrap, AP Institute, Mobile CSP, Beyond Theory - Proven Practices in EdTech, and more!). Mines offers courses for teachers who are new to CS, experienced CS teachers, and teachers who are tech professionals but could use some pedagogical information.

Colorado Non-Profit Computer Science Education Organizations

National Computer Science Teacher Training Programs

Masters in Computer Science Education

Private Computer Science Programs in Colorado

Private Computer Science Programs

Online Computer Science Courses 

If your organization would like to be added to this list, please contact Christine Liebe,

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