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Prepare to teach grades K-12. Help students become digitally fluent. Get ready.
Are you passionate about computing? Do you want to help inspire generations of tech-savvy students to share that same passion as you? If so, then prepare for a career that’s at the very heart of our digital future with our B.S in Computer Science Teacher Certification.
Our program — one of the first of its kind in New York state — provides St. Joseph’s University students with the necessary skills to become a teacher of computer science and computing technology in grades K-12. With three distinct pathways, the program is open to traditional students looking for a four-year degree, those who already hold a teaching certificate in another field, and those who already have experience in the industry and who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
From introducing a kindergartener to their first Chromebook or iPad to teaching AP Computer Science in high school, get ready to make a difference in the field of computer science education.
"The computer science program has given me opportunities for guided research projects, and industry-relevant courses have helped my transition into a working environment. Community engagement and relevant workshops allowed me to explore and discover my passion."
Gain the Skills You Need to Succeed: Study a range of topics in the field of computer science, including algorithms and programming, computing systems, data and analysis, impacts of computing, networks and the internet.
Interconnectedness: This program combines education studies with computer science, allowing students to gain such skills as problem-solving, written and oral communication, critical thinking, pedagogical skills and analytical reasoning.
In High Demand: A necessary field, computer science teachers ensure that every student knows how to live productively and safely in a technology-dominated world. This includes understanding the essential features of digital technologies, why and how they work, and how to communicate and create using those technologies.