Professors Receive Grant to Develop Teacher Education Program in Computer Science

News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s City, MD- Lindsay Jamieson, associate professor of computer science; Alan Jamieson, associate professor of computer science; and Angela Johnson, professor of educational studies and director of teacher education, received a $19,049 grant from the Maryland Center for Computing Education to develop a preservice teacher education program in computer science.

The three will develop a course that will work with two existing courses and, as a sequence, prepare students to take the computer science Praxis exam to be certified to teach computer science at the high school level. Additionally, they will have a limited number of scholarships available for community members who may be interested in adding a certification in computer science to their current knowledge.

The Maryland Center for Computing Education, housed at the University System of Maryland, 

is designed to expand access to high-quality pre-kindergarten through year 12 computing education by strengthening educator skills and increasing the number of computer science teachers in elementary and secondary education. 

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