About the Online Teacher Certification Prep Course
This self-paced course was developed with content that has been modified and optimized over the past two decades. The questions, projects, tests, and content have been tested by thousands of high school students and used in actual classrooms and iterated over the years. The content can be used to supplement current courses or to learn the knowledge needed to be successful as a computer science teacher: from passing a certification exam to your first years in the classroom.
The course is self-paced and can be navigated to fit any schedule, but for those new to the field it is recommended to spend at least 5 hours a week for 8 weeks with the content. These 40 hours are a recommendation that our data suggests as an average. Not sure? Try it out for 24-hours and if you enjoy it, sign-up for a lifetime membership and gain access to over a dozen assessments and all future content. If you still have questions, drop us a line and we will get back to you ASAP. We hope you enjoy and happy computing!
Kevin Hare teaches computer science and has more than 20-years experience teaching at the high school level and has offered such courses as AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Video Design, and TV Broadcasting. He spent the bulk of his career at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC. In his free time, he co-founded the technology company BoxJump. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, a master’s degree in secondary education, and a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Tech where he was a research assistant in the Design and Intelligence Lab working with the Errol project.
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