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    jp8643 is offline Registered User
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    Going back to school to teach computer science

    I am interested in going back to school to be a computer science teacher in the secondary education area (mainly high school). I would like to teach the general CS courses that high schools offer such as programming , webdesign, typing, photoshop, etc...

    I currently hold a B.A. in Political Science but I don't exactly want to teach Political Science . I do not hold any certifications in teaching or computer science . But I am the founder of a technology startup, so I have a lot of experience in the web design and programming world.

    What path should I take to become a computer science teacher in the state of PA?

    I probably need a Secondary EDU teaching Certification. But what about the computer science aspect? Do I need to go back to school to get a CS related degree? Do I even need a Computer Science degree to teach CS at a school? I remember at my old high school we had one teacher who went to college for computer science teaching an accounting course.

    Any help would be great, thanks

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    suelaine is offline Registered User
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    Teaching Computer Science in PA

    I have taught Computer Science including AP Computer science in PA. At the time (my last year at the high school was 2003) my district wanted secondary math certification, which I have. I was not sure if the requirements changed since then, but I just did a brief search it it seems it is up to the district, and they can cover this under business, math, careers/technology.

    Here is a link to a website about teaching computer science with links for different states including PA:

    CSTA - State Requirements
    A.A. Empire State College: 1991
    B.S. Empire State College: 1994
    MAT: Marygrove College: 2002
    Ph.D. Northcentral University: 2010

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    Mairaleon1 is offline Registered User
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    It's great. I'm also teaching English. I love teaching .

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    mazasin is offline member
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    Hey try any computer center.

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