Computer Science Teaching Endorsement

What is a computer science teaching endorsement?

A computer science teaching endorsement is an official secondary endorsement on your teaching license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) that certifies you to teach computer science coursework in Illinois.

How Do I Get Endorsed?

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) has an ISBE-approved program of study that leads to a state endorsement to teach Computer Science. After you complete the 18 credit hours of study, you'll take the state of Illinois’s Content Examination in Computer Science. After you pass, you get your endorsement!

What Does It Cost?

  • Classes at NEIU typically cost approximately $1308 per class if you aren’t a part of a CPS cohort, and $981 per class if you are.
  • For every course in which you get a "C" or better, CPS offers an $800 reimbursement, but you do still pay up front.

What Are The Program Requirements?

The program is 18 credit hours (6 classes worth 3 credit hours each). College-level algebra skills are strongly recommended.

Declare Your Interest

You have the option to enroll in a cohort in either a Fall or a Spring semester. If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a part of a CPS cohort, please fill out our totally non-binding form so we know who is interested in learning more about the TECS program!

Submit your interest by July 1, 2020 if you are interested in starting classes in the fall term at NEIU (classes start the week of August 25).