California Computer Science Authorization

CA Supplementary Authorization Program

Introductory or Specific Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science - Online Program for Busy Teachers!

Online 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?  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.

Highlights of the California Online Supplementary Authorization Program

  • Fully online coursework
  • All 3-unit courses are 8 weeks in length. You complete one course at a time.
  • Grasp new concepts alongside other teachers
  • Tuition - $600 per course
  • Learn from highly qualified instructors with experience in computer science, both K-12 and higher education.


Introductory Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science Education
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 Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science Education
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