Computer Science for Teachers Graduate Certificate

The Computer Science Endorsement at Georgia College is a four-course sequence leading to Professional Standards Commission endorsement*. The EDCS 5001 “Computer Basics and Computational Thinking” course and the EDCS 5002 “Data Manipulation & Advanced Computing,” will explore a variety of computer science topics. The EDCS 5003 “The Pedagogy of Coding 1: Python 3 Basics” and EDCS 5004 “The Pedagogy of Coding 2: Advanced Python Applications”, will further explore Python programming from the previous courses, as well as apply the skills and information from the prior courses. Upon completion of the four courses, candidates will be referred to the PSC to add the endorsement to their certification. Each week there will be readings, discussions, quizzes, and other activities. There are also final exams and final projects as part of the endorsement. Note that prior computer science proficiency is not required for these courses. Just a basic knowledge of how to use a computer.

*Note that the full PSC approval for the endorsement will occur in the fall of 2020.

 

Admissions Requirements

For Georgia College

  • University Admissions Form
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 from a regionally accredited university
  • Verification of Immunization

If Seeking Professional Standards Commission Endorsement

  • To be eligible for the PSC Computer Science Endorsement the applicant must hold a level four (4) or higher renewable professional certificate in any P-12 or secondary (6-12) teaching field and complete other requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-.14 ENDORSEMENTS.
  • To be eligible for the Supplemental Induction Computer Science Endorsement the applicant must hold a level four (4) or higher Induction P-12 or secondary (6-12) certificate in any teaching field and complete other requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-.14 ENDORSEMENTS.

In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.40 IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT). An individual with the optional Computer Science endorsement has strengthened and enhanced competency levels for teaching computer science skills in grades P-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at www.gapsc.com.

 

Contact


Dr. Joe Peters
Dean
CBX 70 Georgia College
220C Kilpatrick Education Center
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-2518 Fax: 478-445-6582
Joseph.Peters@gcsu.edu


Ms. Shanda Brand
Graduate Director CBX 70 Georgia College
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1383  Fax: 478-445-6582
shanda.brand@gcsu.edu  

John H. Lounsbury College of Education
202A Kilpatrick Education Center  |  Campus Box 70
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-7368
Fax: (478) 445-6582