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K-12 Computer Science Education

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$7,072

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Education will support you in teaching computational thinking and computer science at the elementary and secondary levels. Some of the topics you will explore in the program are computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, abstraction, programming tools and creative thinking. This graduate certificate will help you to teach these concepts and skills through culturally relevant pedagogy, with attention to how culture and context impact student learning.

 

Program Outcomes

In a world where learners must move beyond being mere consumers of technology to become technology creators and problem solvers, the Graduate Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Education will prepare you with the foundations to teach computer science at the elementary and secondary levels.

This Graduate Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program.

Career Outlook

 

This graduate certificate will build your knowledge of computer science and support you in teaching CS ideas at the elementary and secondary levels. You'll go beyond simply coding and will explore how computer science impacts our world as well as how CS ideas can be used to solve problems creatively in other disciplines.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Aman Yadav headshot

Dr. Aman Yadav

Professor

Dr. Aman Yadav is a professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Aman’s research focuses on professional development for teachers to teach computational thinking and computer science in K-12 classrooms. He teaches courses on educational technology, research methodology, technology & leadership, and computing education at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 814 - Computational Thinking for K12 Educators (3 Credits)
CEP 824 - Programming Concepts for K12 Educators (3 Credits)
CEP 833 - Creativity in K12 Computing Education (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

Complete a university graduate application (program code is 6787). Please note that you will need to have your undergraduate transcripts sent to us for review.

Key Dates

Rolling Applications

Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,072
$9,063

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Education will support you in teaching computational thinking and computer science at the elementary and secondary levels. Some of the topics you will explore in the program are computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, abstraction, programming tools and creative thinking. This graduate certificate will help you to teach these concepts and skills through culturally relevant pedagogy, with attention to how culture and context impact student learning.

 

Program Outcomes

In a world where learners must move beyond being mere consumers of technology to become technology creators and problem solvers, the Graduate Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Education will prepare you with the foundations to teach computer science at the elementary and secondary levels.

This Graduate Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program.

Career Outlook

 

This graduate certificate will build your knowledge of computer science and support you in teaching CS ideas at the elementary and secondary levels. You'll go beyond simply coding and will explore how computer science impacts our world as well as how CS ideas can be used to solve problems creatively in other disciplines.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Aman Yadav headshot

Dr. Aman Yadav

Professor

Dr. Aman Yadav is a professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Aman’s research focuses on professional development for teachers to teach computational thinking and computer science in K-12 classrooms. He teaches courses on educational technology, research methodology, technology & leadership, and computing education at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 814 - Computational Thinking for K12 Educators (3 Credits)
CEP 824 - Programming Concepts for K12 Educators (3 Credits)
CEP 833 - Creativity in K12 Computing Education (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

Complete a university graduate application (program code is 6787). Please note that you will need to have your undergraduate transcripts sent to us for review.

Key Dates

Rolling Applications

Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,072
$9,063

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.