As CS becomes a core subject in schools, it is necessary that colleges and universities establish programs to produce pre-service teachers who are qualified teach CS. That is, teacher preparation programs must produce teachers that have RI CS Teacher Endorsement. URI is establishing such a program as a joint effort between its School of Education and its Computer Science Department.
Pre-Services teachers wishing to obtain a RI Elementary/Middle CS Teacher Endorsment will take:
Pre-Service teachers wishing to obtain a RI Secondary CS Teacher Endorsement will the above two courses AND:
This program of study has been approved by RIDE as qualifying for a RI CS Teacher Endorsement. URI expects this Pre-service CS Teacher Preparation Program to be available in 2021.
For questions about URI's Pre-Service CS Teacher Preparation Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org