Secondary Education - Computer Science (6-12) Undergraduate Certificate
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In today's digital world, computer science is a critical field of study that offers a limitless amount of opportunities for both academic and technological growth.
This 23-credit certificate is available only to students pursuing a BS in Computer Science. Students who complete both the BS in Computer Science and this certificate will be considered Virginia state-approved educator preparation program completers and will be eligible for recommendation for an initial VA teaching license in Secondary Education (6-12) Computer Science.
Students applying for this undergraduate certificate as a secondary program must complete the Undergraduate Declaration of Certificate and the Undergraduate Educator Preparation Program application. At the time of application, students must also have satisfied the following requirements: a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; passing scores on the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) prescribed entry assessment; and an official College of Education and Human Development review of discipline-specific content competencies coursework (note: a minimum grade of C (2.0) must have been attained in such coursework completed at Mason). See https://cehd.gmu.edu/UGTeach for more information on the admissions process.
Prior to application for internship, students are required to complete all discipline-specific content competency requirements (https://cehd.gmu.edu/endorse/), pass licensure assessments, and have earned a grade of B (3.0) or better in all licensure coursework.
- EDRD 419: Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits)
- SEED 422: Foundations of Secondary Education (3 credits)
Total credits: 23
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