WeTeach_CS Certification Prep

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  • Questions? If, after reading this page, you have questions about the WeTeach_CS Certification Prep program, please email your questions to weteachcs@austin.utexas.edu.
  • Course Registration: To register or view more detailed information about the course, please visit the WeTeach_CS Certification Prep site on EdX Edge.


WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Online Course

WeTeach_CS Certification Prep is a comprehensive, six-week program that prepares teachers to take and pass the Texas Education Agency’s 8-12 Computer Science Certification Test. It reviews all the main concepts covered in the three certification domains: Software Design and Development, Programming Language topics, and Technology Applications. Educators with at least some prior experience in coding or programming interested in becoming certified to teach Grades 8-12 Computer Science are eligible to attend.

Following the successful model of the WeTeach_CS face-to-face training course, TRC and The University of Texas at Austin Center for STEM Education announces a free, online version offering the same modules but at the convenience of your own desktop.

This online course offers the opportunity to increase the number of certified computer science teachers in Texas and is freely available to any educator, thus bringing CS education professional development to every school district in the state. As an extra incentive, after the exam is passed and teachers obtain the certification, a $1,000 stipend will be awarded by TRC thanks to support from 100Kin10 and TEA. Funding for the stipend is limited. Stipends are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. Please check your eligibility for certification prior to registration and be sure to read all application instructions  prior to applying for the stipend.

Register Now!

Registration is now open for the WeTeach_CS Preparation Course that begins June 14 and runs through July 25. To register please visit the WeTeach_CS Certification Prep course site hosted by EdX Edge.


WeTeach_CS 8-12 Certification Incentive Program

In addition to providing a free online certification prep course to Texas educators, WeTeach_CS adds further incentive for those seeking their 8-12 Computer Science Teacher Certification. Through the support of 100Kin10 and TEA, the CIP provides the opportunity for Texas educators to apply for a $1,000 stipend awarded by the TRC for successfully attaining their certification goal.

Certification Incentive Program Notes

  • Funding for the stipend is limited
  • Stipends are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts.
  • Please check your eligibility for certification prior to registration.
  • Read all application instructions  prior to applying for the stipend.

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WeTeach_CS Certification Prep – Face-to-Face

WeTeach_CS Face-to-Face is an intensive two day course designed to provide an overview of the educator competencies required of all teachers to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. This certification is necessary to teach courses such as Computer Science I, II or III, Fundamentals of Computer Science, or AP Computer Science A. Course instructors will address several competencies in depth and link attendees to additional resources that will help to prepare them to challenge the CS certification test.

Find upcoming Face-to-Face sessions on the Event page.


WeTeach_CS Certification Prep and Certification Incentive Program are made possible through the generous support of the Texas Education Agency, 100Kin10, and AT&T.

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