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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 Non-Profit Computer Science Education Organizations

mindSpark Learning (

National Computer Science Teacher Training Programs

Exploring Computer Science

We Teach CS / University of Texas at Austin

NICERC - National Cyber Innovation Center - 12 credit cyber education program

The College Board -AP Computer Science 

National Security Agency summer camps for educators

Masters in Computer Science Education

Carnegie Mellon University

The College of St. Scholastica

Stanford University

University of Omaha

University of Albany, State of New York

University of Cincinnati

Private Computer Science Programs in Colorado

General Assembly


Codecraft School

DeVry Bootcamp

Turing School of Software Design

Private Computer Science Programs

Oracle Academy

Cisco Networking Academy

Computer Science Education Week compendium of CS Curricula and associated professional development by grade

Online Computer Science Courses 



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

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