Do you want to be authorized AND well-prepared to teach
K-12 computer science? This program will help you
get there. California’s Commission on Teacher
Credentialing (CTC) offers a “Supplementary
Authorization” for credentialed teachers.
This allows you to teach computer science in
K-12 settings even if your baccalaureate degree was not in
computer science. By taking the courses in this program,
you can apply for the supplementary authorization and become
qualified and prepared to teach K-12 computer science
Courses are fully online with some synchronous
sessions, which provides current teachers with the
flexibility to complete the courses around their
professional and personal schedules.
No prior knowledge or experience with computer science is
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Courses emphasize equitable, inclusive, and
culturally responsive K-12 computer science
education for all students.
Teachers will be introduced to advanced topics in
data science and cybersecurity.
There are opportunities for teachers who complete the program
to return as course instructors or course assistants.
These courses are ideal for K-12 teachers who
want to teach computer science classes. You are
eligible to participate if you currently have a Single
or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, or
if you’re working towards obtaining one.
Educators with a Single Subject Teaching Credential
in Math are already authorized to teach computer science per
the CTC, but may also benefit from completing these
courses to become better prepared as teachers.
Please see the Commission
on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for more information and
instructions on applying for
the Introductory or
Specific Supplementary Authorization, which authorizes
you to teach computer science courses in a K-12 grade
All courses are delivered 100% online with both
synchronous and asynchronous components.
To obtain the Specific Supplementary
Authorization through the CTC, teachers
must complete the following four courses with “C”
or better grades: CSC 110, CSC 111, CSC 112, and CSC
the Introductory Supplementary Authorization,
teachers must complete the following three courses
with “C” or better grades: CSC 110, 111, and 113.
Since courses are offered fully online, students should have a PC
or laptop, and stable Internet access. A webcam
Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing
does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or
credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are
set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the
CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example,
licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of
the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security
number or taxpayer identification number) or
successfully passing a criminal background check. Students
are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure
or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund
tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who
determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet
licensure or credentialing requirements. Information
concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available
from Elizabeth Christian, 6000 J Street, Eureka
Hall 414, Sacramento, CA 95819, 916-278-4567.