Preparing students to address tomorrow’s challenges
Over the past decade we have seen many initiatives designed to help open doors and set pathways for K-12 students to pursue their technology dreams. Focus on STEM and Computer Science has never been greater. However, data and reports continue to confirm we still have work to do. To prepare students for the jobs of the future, we need more teachers who are comfortable, confident and capable of teaching these concepts.
The Kenneth C. Griffin CS Education for All Initiative was created to elevate teachers’ capabilities around computer science education, meeting student demand and preparing the workforce of tomorrow. Teachers across the state, regardless of their subject area, will have access to professional development and supports, enabling them to integrate computer science into their practice. Using best practices, including the Universal Design for Learning, supporting inclusion for all students regardless of abilities, and establishing and expanding networks of professionals across the state, we will develop a model for states across the nation and around the world.
Teacher preparation is at the heart of our efforts. By equipping teachers with the skill sets and confidence to provide high-quality CS education, the UF College of Education is transforming the state’s capacity to foster its technology economy and positioning Florida to meet the demands of current and future employers. We have created the following comprehensive suite of seamless options for teachers to engage in CS education learning.
Microcredentialing in CS Education
Our microcredentialing program leads to a deeper understanding of CS education and how it intersects with a variety of K-12 subjects. The program is open to any pre-service teacher enrolled at a Florida institution of higher education.
CS Education Certification Program
The UF Computer Science K-12 Teaching Graduate Certificate is a 12-credit hour, two semester, fully online, job-embedded program consisting of four courses. Your certificate will also provide you 12 credit hours to apply toward an Online MAE or Online Ed.D. degree at the University of Florida.
CS integration into existing University courses
In partnership with faculty across UF, we are working to integrate CS Education across a variety of content areas to demonstrate the reach of computer science and to prepare future teachers to do the same in their classrooms.
K-12 CS FTCE Teacher Certification Exam Preparation
CS Everyone has developed a platform to help teachers studying for the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Computer Science K-12 certification examination. Three practice assessments (pre, mid, and post) were carefully crafted by a qualified group of certified Florida teachers using rigorous development procedures led by researchers at the University of Florida.
Learn more about CSEveryone
Reach out today for more information on how you can join in to meet student demand and prepare the workforce of tomorrow with CSEveryone.