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University of Texas Online Course - Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers

Publish Date: Jan 13, 2017

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers

Learn key computer science topics to better teach your students and prepare for the Praxis & TExES Computer Science certification test.

About this course

Thinking about teaching Computer Science, or incorporating CS into a subject you already teach? CS skills are fundamental to student success and you can teach it!

This course is intended for prospective K-12 Computer Science teachers to review key topics in Technology Applications, Programming Languages and CS special topics.

The course provides extensive detailed instruction, examples and practice on everything from introductory programming topics such as variables, functions, loops and logical expressions to more advanced topics such as data structures, recursion, and object oriented programming.

States around the country have adopted the Praxis Computer Science Test as a component of their certification/licensure and this course covers all of the topics in that test and more. In the state of Texas this test is called TExES 141 Grades 8-12 Computer Science Certification exam. Hundreds of teachers from around the country have already taken the course and many have gone on to achieve state certification.

Whether you plan to take a certification exam or not, this course will strengthen your understanding of key CS concepts and constructs and increase your confidence in teaching CS.

What you'll learn

  • Software Design Fundamentals
  • Data Structures
  • Algorithmic Analysis
  • Object Oriented Programming Concepts and Constructs

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