Computer Science Authorization and Licensure

Supplementary Authorization (in CA) or Computer Science Licensure (in OH and other states)

Are you a multiple or single subject teacher who wants to integrate computer science principles into your K-12 instruction?  Do you want to teach AP Computer Science Courses at the high school level?  Through the expertise of FPU instructors and our online classroom, complete 4 classes to earn an Introductory Authorization and teach in grades 9 and below, or add one more class to earn a Specific Authorization to teach computer science through grade 12 and adults. This program is fully online to support the needs of busy teachers. 

Highlights of the Online Supplementary Authorization (in CA) or Computer Science Licensure (in OH and Other States)

  • Fully online coursework
  • All courses are self-paced, so you can complete each course in as little as 4 weeks (but you have up to 1 year)
  • You complete one or two courses at a time
  • Grasp new concepts from other educators taking the courses
  • Tuition - $600 per course
  • Learn from highly qualified instructors with experience in computer science, both K-12 and higher education.


Introductory Supplementary Authorization or Computer Science Licensure
4 courses (12 units) - $2400 Total Cost

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

After the successful completion of all coursework, California students can submit their transcript to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing to earn the supplementary introductory credential.  Authorizes a multiple or single subject teacher to teach K-9 computer science courses. Ohio students, please reference the Ohio Computer Science Licensure requirements; students from other states please reference your state's Computer Science requirements.



Specific Supplementary Authorization or Computer Science Licensure
5 courses (15 units) - $3000 Total Cost

  • CSED-740: Data Structures and Software Engineering
  • CSED-790: The Impacts and Ethics of Computing

After the successful completion of all coursework, California students can submit their transcript to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing to earn the supplementary specific credential.  Authorizes a single subject teacher to teach K-12 and adult computer science courses. (Not available to multiple subject credentialed teachers). Ohio students, please reference the Ohio Computer Science Licensure requirements; students from other states please reference your state's Computer Science requirements.


Questions?  Contact Peggi Kriegbaum at peggi.kriegbaum@fresno.edu