Captivate Students with Computer Science
Raise your game teaching basic computing concepts to elementary and middle school students and create engaging learning activities for high school students in advanced placement (AP) computer science classes.
The 15-credit certificate in computing education enhances your instructional skills and helps you increase student interest in computer science and improve student outcomes in your classroom.
Learn how to develop curricula for your K-12 computer courses, and expand your subject expertise with elective options in instructional technology, educational computing, and game design.
Learning and Teaching Computer Science Principles
Strengthen your K-12 computer science classroom teaching strategies and master the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum to help your high school students achieve their desired scores on advanced placement exams. Course material covers the seven core concepts of computer science and the six computational thinking practices.
Educational Computing in the Math/Science Class
Get up to date on best practices for using technology to teach mathematics and science in K-12 classrooms. This course covers helpful ways to integrate computers and calculators into your lesson plans and provides you with the opportunity to complete an individual applied learning project.
Teaching Computing in the Secondary School
This course further prepares you to teach the AP Computer Science Principles course and other computing and information technology courses that meet the needs of high school students interested in advancing their programming skills. Coursework includes material on standards and assessment.
Choose two courses in your area(s) of interest.
Courses for this certificate are offered entirely online. Certificate credits can be applied to the M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology at UAlbany.
If both of your electives are in one of the areas of study below, you'll earn a concentration in that area. Otherwise, you can choose electives from different areas without earning a concentration.
Earning a concentration prepares you to compete for certain teaching and leadership positions in growing departments of computer science and information technology in public, charter, and private K-12 schools.
Electives in Computer Games
- Introduction to Games for Learning: Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Game Design for Educators
Electives in Computing
- Educational Computing
- Special Topics in Informatics/Computer Science
Electives in Instructional Technology
- Instructional Design for Technology
- K-12 Online Teaching and Learning
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