Follow the steps below to learn more about new NYS Computer Science Certification resources and programs, including the Statement of Continued Eligibility and graduate programs. You can also sign up for notifications directly from NYSED about CS related updates.
New York State Computer Science Teacher Certifications are new, so it's important to learn all the details first.
Pay attention to:
- Who should become certified
- The certification process (in-service vs. pre-service)
- The Statement of Continued Eligibility rules
- Special tenure rules for CS teachers
New York State has already approved many university programs for computer science certification, which you can browse on this document, with links to each program's website for more information.
Pay close attention to the differences between graduate, advanced certificate, and undergraduate programs.
The Statement of Continued Eligibility gives existing CS teachers 10 years to complete certification requirements. It must be submitted by Sept 2023.
Check with your district about how to prepare for your SOCE, if you are eligible, especially this list of acceptable BEDS codes to prepare for your SOCE.
Dryden and Groton Central Schools partnered on a NYSED Learning Technology Grant to fund teachers to participate in the Hunter College CS Education Advanced Certificate Program.
Read more about their partnership goals and grant support from NYSED:
Currently, teachers with a CTE certification in IT have been able to teach CS courses depending on their approved pathway. NYSED is considering rule changes to create a new "Computer Science" pathway.
Attend the CSForNY State Summit to learn more and visit the CTE certification pathway website for info:
NYSED is releasing more information about the SOCE and CS certification as each resource becomes available.
Sign up for updates from NYSED on the content notification service to get the details as they are released.
Select the "Computer Science" email list in the link below.
CSForNY is a new advocacy group made of CS education leaders throughout the state. We'll post the names of our current members and ways for you to get involved shortly. Sign up for our CSForNY Newsletter to receive updates on CSForNY, NY State Computer Science education policy, standards, certification, and other NY CS education initiatives.