Program type:

Teaching Certification

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
Credit Hours:

Get first-hand experience in the classroom and help the next generation master essential computer skills for the modern age.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering provides a high quality education to students. Professors balance theoretical and experimental aspects of computer science, as well as software and hardware issues. The curricula serve the citizens and industrial organizations of Texas and North Texas specifically. The department facilitates a collegial atmosphere that is conducive to the intellectual and scholarly pursuits of the faculty and students. The department strongly encourages interdisciplinary research.

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Why Earn a Computer Science Teacher Certification?

If you are an undergraduate student interested in teaching high school computer science, then Teach North Texas is for you. Teach North Texas is UNT's innovative math and science secondary level teacher preparation program.

TNT lets interested students explore the teaching profession in an initial one-credit hour introductory course followed by a two-credit hour introductory course that can be taken as early as freshman year. Once in the program, students take courses that emphasize field experiences, teaching strategies, and concepts related specifically to the Computer Science subjects the students will teach.


Computer Science Teacher Certification Highlights

Current research interests of the faculty include theoretical computer science, databases, visualization, game programming, wired and wireless networks, computer security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computer systems architecture, agent based systems, collaborative learning, parallel and distributed processing and numerical analysis.
Our Living Learning Community brings together engineering students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.
The Teach North Texas Program helps students interested in teaching science achieve teacher certification.
Students can join Talon Teach, an organization that offers future teachers a place to network, discuss ideas and create lasting relationships with each other and the University.
After graduation, Teach North Texas offers professional support and development, networking opportunities and access to top-of-the-line teaching materials.
Students are given access to a group of hosted virtual machines running Ubuntu Linux which provide general-purpose computing via remote SSH connectivity. An Apache web server and a MySQL database server are also made available as part of this environment.

Computer Science Teacher Certification Courses You Could Take

Principles of Systems Programming (3 hrs)
Introduction to the design and operation of systems software. Analysis is made of current system software technology, including operating systems, language translation systems and file systems.
Social Issues in Computing (3 hrs)
The effect of computer science and engineering on the home and workplace, with an emphasis on the role of computer professional in modern society.
Knowing and Learning in Mathematics, Science and Computer Science (3 hrs)
Psychological foundations of learning. Problem solving in mathematics, science and computer science education, including utilization of technology. Principles of expertise and novice understanding of subject matter. Implications of high-stakes testing. Foundations of formative and summative assessment.
Project-Based Instruction in Math, Science and Computer Science (3 hrs)
Principles of delivering effective instruction in various formats (lecture, lab activity, collaborative settings). Examination of gender, class, race and culture in mathematics, science and computer science education. Overview of policy related to mathematics, science and computer science education. This course requires approximately 20 hours of fieldwork in schools. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Apprentice Teaching I in Mathematics, Science and Computer Science (3 hrs)
Teaching under supervision. Required for students seeking secondary certification. See the Teach North Texas program for details. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
IT Project Management (3 hours)
Provides students with the tools and techniques needed to manage a wide variety of IT systems projects, including software design and development, IT systems design and installation, network management and support, and others. Students develop and practice skills through the use of case studies and other project-based exercises.

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