California Computer Science Authorization

CA Supplementary Authorization Program

Classes begin in January 2020!

Are you a multiple or single subject teacher who wants to integrate computer science principals into your K-12 instruction?  Do you want to teach AP Computer Science Courses at the high school level?  If so, FPU has developed the program for you. 

Highlights of the Program

  • Fully Online Coursework
  • All 3-unit courses are 8 weeks in length. You complete one course at a time.
  • Tuition - $600 per course
  • Highly qualified instructors with experience in computer science, both K-12 and higher education.


Introductory Computer Science Education Authorization
4 courses (12 units) - $2400 total cost

Semester 1

  • CSED 712 - Computational Thinking 
  • CSED 750 - Information Technology Basics

Semester 2

  • CSED 720 - Computing Practices and Programming
  • CSED 790 - The Impacts and Ethics of Computing

After the successful completion of all coursework, you can submit your transcripts to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing to earn your supplementary introductory credential.  Authorizes a multiple or single subject teacher to teach K-9 computer science courses.



Specific Computer Science Education Authorization
5 courses (15 units) - $3000 total cost

Semester 1

  • CSED 712 - Computational Thinking 
  • CSED 750 - Information Technology Basics

Semester 2

  • CSED 720 - Computing Practices and Programming
  • CSED 790 - The Impacts and Ethics of Computing

Semester 3

  • CSED 740 - Data Structures and Software Engineering

After the successful completion of all coursework, you can submit your transcripts to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing to earn your supplementary specific credential.  Authorizes a single subject teacher to teach K-12 and adult computer science courses. (Not available to multiple subject credentialed teachers.) 

Questions?  Contact Matt Gehrett, Ed.D. at matt.gehrett@fresno.edu