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BS Computer Science – Secondary Education Emphasis

Part of the influential UTeach network, IDoTeach is an innovative secondary STEM teacher preparation program at Boise State University. The program attracts talented science, engineering, and mathematics majors, blending cutting-edge disciplinary coursework with early inquiry-based teaching experiences led by master teachers to meet the need for highly qualified and motivated STEM teachers.

The Computer Science, Secondary Education Emphasis combines content knowledge, theories of learning and human development, study of curriculum, and methodology to help students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions essential for success in secondary school teaching. The program involves participation in the IDoTeach STEM-ED curriculum, which includes early and sustained field experiences for students. Candidates who complete the Secondary Education Emphasis program have demonstrated evidence of meeting the Idaho Beginning Teacher Standards and are eligible for recommendation for state certification.

For more information contact: Jyh-haw Yeh, Ph.D. (208) 426-3034 or Amit Jain, Ph.D. (208) 426-3821

The Secondary Education Emphasis requires the Additional Education Coursework and the Curriculum Substitutions to the existing BS CS requirements listed in the following tables:

Secondary Education Emphasis - Additional Coursework

Course #Course TitleCredits
STEM-ED 101Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1
STEM-ED 102Step 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design1
STEM-ED 310Classroom Interactions3
STEM-ED 350Research Methods3
STEM-ED 410Project-based Instruction3
STEM-ED 480Apprentice Teaching6

Secondary Education Emphasis - CS Curriculum Substitutions

Course #Course TitleCredits
Foundations of Humanities
Any university approved Foundations of Humanities course
Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (Secondary Education Emphasis)
COMM 101
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Foundations of Education (Secondary Education Emphasis)
ENGL 202
Technical Communications
Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (Secondary Education Emphasis)