Computer Science Authorization and Licensure

Supplementary Authorization (in CA) or Licensure (in OH) in Computer Science

New Cohort begins Fall 2020

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 Licensure (in OH) Programs

  • 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 or Licensure in Computer Science Education
4 courses (12 units) - $2400 Total Cost

Semester 1 (Summer)

  • CSED 750 - Information Technology Basics

Semester 2 (Fall)

  • CSED 712 - Computational Thinking 
  • CSED 720 - Computing Practices and Programming

Semester 3 (Spring)

  • 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. Ohio students, please reference the Ohio Computer Science Licensure requirements. 



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

Semester 1 (Summer)

  • CSED 750 - Information Technology Basics

Semester 2 (Fall)

  • CSED 712 - Computational Thinking 
  • CSED 720 - Computing Practices and Programming

Semester 3 (Spring)

  • CSED 740 - Data Structures and Software Engineering
  • 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 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. 

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