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Graduate Endorsement (Online)

Computer Science Educator

The endorsement program will prepare students to teach Computer Science courses in K-12 settings. Students in the program will be teachers who are licensed in another area and wish to get an endorsement to teach computer science to meet workforce needs in Ohio public school systems. Major topics covered in the program include: data representation and abstraction, algorithms, digital devices, systems and networks, impact and ethics of computing, teaching and learning of Computer Science.

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


Graduate Endorsement - Computer Science Educator

Advance Your Career

Teach Computer Science in k-12 settings in Ohio
Ohio school district technology leaders
Tech integration specialists 
Infrastructure decision makers

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Five online courses (15 credit hours)
Tuition estimate $6,700
Finish in 6 months
Tuition calculator (select eCampus)

Program Benefits

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

BGSU Degree | World-class faculty | 7-week courses | 100% online

Course and Admission Requirements


A total of 15 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level are required.

  • EDTL 6310: Technology in the 21st Century Classroom (3) (pre-requisite to EDTL 6391)
  • CS 5010: Fundamentals of Programming (3) (pre-requisite to CS 5020 and CS 5030)
  • CS 5020: Fundamentals of Computer Science (3)
  • CS 5030: Networks and Cybersecurity (3)
  • EDTL 6391: Teaching and Learning of Computer Science (3) capstone

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Computer Science Information certificate is contingent on the completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale. Applicants are required to submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 

Applicants must also submit test scores from either the GRE, the appropriate PRAXIS II, or an OAE content test in an appropriate content area. 

International applicants are also required to submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA), or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Successful completion of ELS 112 will also be accepted for this requirement. 

Application Requirements


Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

Apply Now or Return to Existing Application

For Area of Study, select “Certificate” AND “Computer Science Information - Certificate (eCampus)”

Note:  All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.


Submit Transcripts

Submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate College. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.

Request official transcripts be sent to:

Graduate College
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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

BGSU is nationally ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top programs for education. The College of Education and Human Development includes 28 teacher preparation programs leading to Ohio licensure.