What universities can do to prepare more Computer Science teachers

The United States faces a shortage of high school STEM teachers. Of all the shortages, the greatest is in computer science. The extent of the shortage is difficult to document, because for the purposes of many state and federal reports, computer science is not broken out and is simply viewed as a subset of mathematics. The number of teachers prepared is certainly very small. Read more on the UTeach Blog.

UTeach Computer Science Heads to CSForAll Summit, Announces Commitments for 2018–2019 School Year

Austin, Texas — October 9, 2018

From October 8–11, 2018, the nationwide community of computer science educators, researchers, activists, and supporters will convene at the 2018 CSforALL Summit to celebrate progress and announce more than 200 new commitments to reach the goal of rigorous, inclusive, and sustainable computer science education for all US students, both in and out of school.

UTeach Institute and University of Texas Computer Science Join Forces to Prepare Students for New AP Computer Science Exam

On June 4, 2015, the College Board officially endorsed Thriving in Our Digital World, a course developed at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), in preparation for the Fall 2016 launch of the new Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Sciences Principles course. Even as a number of national organizations and others work to launch new CS curricula, UT Austin’s course is one of only three complete curricula currently recognized by the developers of Computer Science Principles as having faithfully implemented the framework.

Programmed for Success: UTeach and the Computer Science for All initative

In his January 31 weekly address, President Obama announced his Computer Science (CS) for All initiative, which would allocate $4 billion in funding for states, including $100 million for districts for CS education and more than $135 million for the support and training of CS teachers.

UTeach Institute and Edhesive Team Up to Deliver CS Principles

The UTeach Institute is pleased to announce its collaboration with Edhesive to deliver its forthcoming AP Computer Science Principles course in a hybrid online platform accessible to high school students across the country. In Texas, only 1 percent of high school students took a CS course in the 2013–2014 academic year, and fewer than 15 percent of high schools offered coursework in the discipline at all. The U.S.

UTeach Computer Science and UTeachNation Celebrate CSEdWeek

This week, UTeach Computer Science joined thousands of organizations in advocating for K–12 computer science (CS). Celebrated annually in December, CSEdWeek highlights the importance of CS for classrooms and the workforce worldwide.