Where are the graduate CS Education programs?

November 12, 2012 at 7:06 am 3 comments

There is a flip side to Matt’s question which is even more disappointing — the programs that exist are woefully undersubscribed.

About a week ago (although it was before Sandy and seems like a year ago), I asked one of our GAs and to compile a list of graduate programs that focus on Computer Science Education or Teaching Computer Science; programs that prepare people to teach Computer Science in K-12 schools. I’m thinking that Adelphi should offer a degree with this focus. I knew that we would be the first in the region, but I didn’t expect the options to be so limited, nationwide.

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  • 1. Baker Franke  |  November 12, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Who is going to offer a graduate CS education program when you can’t really be certified to teach CS in most states and very few schools have CS programs. There’s a chicken and egg problem here I think.

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    • 2. Mark Guzdial  |  November 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

      As I understood the question (from the Twitter feed on this topic), there were also existing CS teachers who wanted to go further, and graduate students who wanted to do work in CS Education Research. Yes, you can’t get certified in most states to teach CS, but there are still reasons to go further into CS Education, and there are still reasons to have graduate programs in those spaces.

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    • 3. Alfred Thompson  |  November 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      I would love to take a methods course or two. Even with a number of years in the classroom I still feel like I’m missing basic pedagogy that could make me a much better teacher.

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