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Computer science teachers are always looking forward. They keep their eyes on the latest advances, the newest tools and breakthroughs. And they always keep the future in mind while teaching because, if they do their job right, some of their students may be inspired to become tomorrow’s engineers, system administrators, and innovators.

Highly-qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BS in Computer Science (degree without concentration) and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (concentration in Secondary Education Computer Science) in an accelerated time-frame after satisfactory completion of 149 credits.

For more information about this program talk to a Teacher Educator Advisor today.

Students may apply for acceptance to the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program if the following requirements are met:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • An official CEHD Endorsement Review must be completed and reflect that the student is within nine (9) credits of fulfilling the Secondary Education Computer Science endorsement requirements. Visit cehd.gmu.edu/endorse/ in order to complete the endorsement review.

Application Procedures:

  1. Visit the Accelerated Master's admissions webpage for a step-by-step guide to applying and access the online application.
  2. The recommendation field within the online application is your undergraduate academic advisor. This will serve as the official signature from your undergraduate academic advisor approving your eligibility into the program.
  3. Complete the application and submit. Once you submit your application, you can upload any supplementary materials such as recommendations, resume, goals statement and endorsement worksheets.

If accepted and having completed at least 120 credits and all requirements for the BS in Computer Science and filing the Graduation Intent Form, students are awarded a bachelor's degree and admitted to the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Secondary Education Computer Science program. Accelerated master's students must then fulfill all Secondary Education Computer Science endorsement requirements, submit their official passing Praxis Subject Assessment scores, and submit their passing Virginia Communication and Literary Assessment (VCLA) scores prior to internship application deadline.



Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Program
BS in Computer Science/
Accelerated MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration in Secondary Education Computer Science

Semester/Year

Level

Courses

Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1*
Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1*
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
Reserve 2**
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
Reserve 2**
Summer Master's Semester 1
Summer Master's
Semester 1
Education Elective 1: 3***
Fall Master's
Semester 2
Fall Master's
Semester 2
Spring Master's
Semester 3
Spring Master's
Semester 3
Education Elective 2: 3***
Summer Master's
Semester 4
Education Elective 3: 3***/****

*Course counts for both the Bachelor's and MEd degree.
**Course is taken for Reserve Graduate Credit, and will only apply to the MEd degree.
***Nine (9) credits required; chosen with advisor's approval.
****The student can decide whether to take his or her final course with two electives or to split up the final two electives and take their final elective during the summer semester (either summer 1 or summer 2).

Options:

Summer 1 Master's Semester 1:

  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

OR

Spring 2 Master's Semester 3:

  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3

OR

Spring 2 Master's Semester 3:

  • Elective 2

AND

Summer 2 Master's Semester 4:

  • Elective 3
Licensure Disclosure

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