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What does it cost?

Learn more about the cost of an online endorsement, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study. For information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine eligibility, visit the FAFSA tips page.

Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 12 hours. Fall admission – one year for the traditional pathway.

Where will I take classes?
Online

All required classes to earn an endorsement can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15 (traditional pathway)
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Computer Science Endorsement

The computer science endorsement program is 100% online and designed for teachers who are interested in adding computer science to a current, renewable teaching certificate held in another content area.

Candidates who successfully complete the program are prepared to effectively teach computer science courses at the pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade level.

The program has four courses:

  • Digital literacy, information literacy and cybersecurity
  • Computational thinking and human-computer interaction
  • Programming concepts for teachers
  • Computer science teaching methods

The first two courses are completed during the fall and spring semesters asynchronously, meaning that while students follow a group pace, there is no synchronous class time. Work is completed as fits the teacher's schedule.

The programming and methods courses are offered over the seven-week summer semester in partially synchronous courses. These courses typically meet online once a week with other coursework completed between meetings.

Applicant’s certificate level must be level SRT4 or higher and at any grade level pre-kindergarten through 12th grade or another eligible field.

Program Highlights

You will learn…

  • Create, modify, and evaluate digital artifacts
  • Use computing tools to support student learning, whether in a computer science classroom or not
  • Use programming to solve computational problems
  • Teach programming and computing concepts<

Ideal Candidate

  • Holds a teaching certificate in another discipline
  • Wants to teach standalone computer science courses or integrated computing courses
  • Has basic technology skills
  • Does not need to know anything about computer science

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the computer science endorsement, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Goals statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript: Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
    • submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to [email protected] or by mailing directly to Georgia State University | Office of Graduate Admissions | P.O. Box 4018 Atlanta, GA 30302

Program of Study

Fall (online) — LT 7500 Digital and Information Literacy
Spring (online) — LT 7501 Computational Thinking and Human-Computer Interaction
Summer (online) — LT 7502 Computer Science Instructional Methods and LT 7503 Computer Science Concepts for Teachers

For complete degree requirements, visit the catalog.

Affording Your Online Endorsement

Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education. Learn more about the cost of an online endorsement, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study.

Contact Student Financial Services

We are here to help you understand the cost of your program, the payment schedule and financing opportunities. Use the Student Financial Services Guided Paths to walk you through the Financial Aid Process and learn about all our options for financing your education.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits. Download our guide to How to Start Your VA Benefits.

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see TAP Tuition Assistance.

This endorsement allows kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers to advance or enhance their careers by teaching computing.

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Lauren Margulieux
[email protected]
404-413-8064

Learning Sciences
[email protected]
404-413-8040

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