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Computer Science + Education: Secondary Education


The Computer Science + Education, B.S. is sponsored jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The major in Computer Science and Education is a flexible program for undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in either field and offers two foci of concentration.

The Secondary Education concentration provides the coursework and field experience for students to be licensed to teach computer science in grades 5-12. The degree will prepare students to join the workforce as a teacher in high school institutions in the state of Illinois, providing them with the knowledge necessary to teach and develop computer science curricula.

Who should apply

Undergraduate students who want to:

  • Learn the foundations of computer science and computer programming and how to plan lessons and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your students
  • Practice strategies on how to help students overcome specific learning challenges
  • Work in high school, middle school, and postsecondary settings

Programs Offered

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has determined that our curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state of Illinois. We are unable to determine if the curriculum meets the educational requirements for any of the remaining U.S. states and jurisdictions. Please go to the University's State Authorization Licensing and Complaint Information to find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.
You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.
Note: This disclosure is being made in compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43 and the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements Manual.

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