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Computer Science Educator

This graduate certificate will prepare teachers from all over the nation to teach Computer Science courses in K-12 settings. The Ohio endorsement will offer a supplemental or extension pathway for Ohio licensed teachers in any area (e.g. Mathematics, Language Arts, or Science) to teach computer science.

The Computer Science for Educators Endorsement may be stacked with a Master’s of Education in Classroom Technology so after completing this program, you will have just under half of a master's degree completed.

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Program benefits

  • Seven-week courses
  • 100 percent online
  • Advance your career
  • Enhance your credentials
  • Advance your professional knowledge 

This program offers a pathway for teachers who hold a valid, standard Ohio teaching license in another area to gain an endorsement to teach Computer Science subjects.

Program strengths

Program is offered 100% online with flexible scheduling options throughout the academic year

BGSU programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and is in good standing.

BGSU’s Computer Science program is one of few to have received the Program Excellence Award from the Ohio Board of Regents.

BGSU computer science and teacher preparation faculty collaborate to prepare educators for current workforce needs in Ohio.

The Computer Science for Educators Endorsement may be stacked with a Master’s of Education in Classroom Technology


Five online courses (15 credit hours)
Finish in 6 months
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A total of 15 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level are required.

Required courses

Computer science teacher and his students during class at high school.

Sample courses

  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Networks and Cybersecurity
  • Technology in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Teaching and Learning of Computer Science

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BGSU College of Education and Human Development

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate certificate from the College of Education & Human Development

Updated: 09/21/2023 10:24AM