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Computer Science Educator

Interested in teaching computer science courses in K-12 settings? Do you hold a valid, standard Ohio teaching license?

Then you can complete the coursework in the BGSU graduate computer science educator program – along with other state requirements – and add a computer science endorsement to your current license.

  • An in-demand field with plentiful job opportunities
  • The convenience of a fully online program that you can finish in six months

The state recognizes the need for more computer science teachers. Our computer science educator endorsement program has received the Ohio Teach CS grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. If you meet the eligibility criteria, the grant will cover your tuition and some associated fees. Please note that seats are limited. For additional details, contact Lan Li, the program coordinator.

Have questions?

Our online enrollment specialists are here for you from registration to graduation. Contact us with questions about applying, financial aid, program details, student support and more. online@bgsu.edu | 419-372-3226

Why study to be a computer science educator at BGSU?

  • Convenient and flexible. The program is just four courses, and you take just one at a time. Our online courses are asynchronous. Log in wherever and whenever you want. Classes are six week long in the summer and seven weeks long in the fall.
  • High-quality, accredited computer science program. Along with education coursework, you’ll take classes in our computer science program and learn from expert faculty members with diverse industry experience.
  • Peer support. Our unique cohort model allows you to connect and learn from your colleagues in the program
  • Advance your career. The credits you earn in the endorsement/certificate program may be applied to a graduate degree at BGSU – the Master of Education in classroom technology or the Master of Education in curriculum and teaching.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the computer science educator program who pass the state endorsement test can apply to have the endorsement added to their existing licensure. They can then teach computer science courses in K-12 settings.


Students in the graduate computer science educator endorsement/certificate program take four courses (12 credit hours). Cohorts begin the summer.

You will take one course at a time, starting in the summer (6-week courses) and continuing through the Fall Semester (7-week courses). The program can be completed in six months.

Required courses

Steps to a computer science endorsement

  1. You must have a valid standard Ohio teaching license and complete the BGSU endorsement/certificate coursework and 50 hours of state-mandated field work.
  2. After you finish that step, you are eligible to take the computer science endorsement state test.
  3. Once you pass the state test, you can apply for the computer science endorsement to be added to your existing licensure.

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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: 02/20/2024 08:37AM