NWC Offers Online Computer Science Course for WY Teachers

Northwest College Offers Online Computer Science Course for Wyoming Teachers

Written by on April 27, 2022

Northwest College announces another computer science endorsement program, which will qualify local teachers to teach the newest class in the curriculum.

Northwest College is again offering a computer science endorsement program – beginning this summer – to all K-12 teachers. The professional development program is fully online, starting June 1 and running through May of 2023.

The endorsement is designed for teachers who wish to integrate computer science and computational thinking into their classrooms, and includes topics in structured programming, application development, cyber citizenship, robotics and more.

Courtesy Northwest College

The 15-credit program features five courses during the year-long duration. The first course “Introduction to Computer Science” begins on June 1.

“Teachers who have completed this program found the content to be fully engaging and applicable to their classrooms,” said Astrid Northrup, Chair of NWC’s Physical Science Division. “They also found the workload to be very manageable with their busy schedules.”

This is the third year in a row Northwest College has offered the program, which certifies teachers in Wyoming public schools to teach computer science in their grade band. The two previous cohorts included teachers from throughout the Bighorn Basin as well as other Wyoming school districts.

Northwest College already offers a two-year Associate of Science in Computer Science thru its Physical Sciences department. The program also qualifies for the Wyoming Works grant.

K-12 professionals who are interested in joining the new cohort at Northwest College should contact Northrup at Astrid.Northrup@nwc.edu or 307-754-6066.

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