Getting the entire graduate certificate program online with comparable quality to the on-campus program would be a challenge. We see what the on-campus secondary teachers need in terms of support and interaction and so far we don’t see a way to duplicate this online. However, some online places like EdX are working on creating a mini-masters that will be online. We have been in contact with them and expect they will have good content. They may even use all of our content. However, as an online course, they do not provide much support. An online option would take a substantial commitment from the student to finish these courses in an online format.
Creating a properly supported online program would require a large amount of time investment by many faculty members which the department has not received funding. However we do keep looking for funding so this may happen sooner than later.
- Yes, up to 1/3 of the MS STEM credits may apply from your prior relevant education or computer science coursework.
- Contact Amit Jain to determine which of your prior Computer Sciences courses are transferable: Amit Jain, (208) 426-3821.
- Contact Sara Hagenah to determine which of your prior educational courses are transferable: Sara Hagenah, (208) 426-1669.
- NOTE: The education department has a seven year window which spans all coursework required for the masters from the first course to finishing your degree.
- Provide Computer Science training and curriculum to high schools teachers to bring the CS lessons to the High Schools. Our goal is to train 30-40 Idaho teachers over the grant period.
- Provide support through workshops for teachers and students.
- Assist with outreach activities to attract a diverse group of student into the new Exploring Computer Science and Computer Science Principles classes.