CodeHS and St. Kate's University partner to provide teachers who complete CodeHS online professional development the opportunity to earn graduate credit.
Online PR News – 21-August-2018 – San Francisco, California – CodeHS is proud to partner with St. Catherine University (St. Kate's), the largest private women's university in the country. The new partnership provides teachers who complete CodeHS online professional development the opportunity to earn graduate credit from St. Kate's.
There are four approved CodeHS online professional development courses including Teaching Intro to Computer Science, Teaching AP Computer Science Principles, Teaching Computing Ideas, and Teaching Intro Python. After completing one of these courses, teachers submit a credit request form and small credit processing fee on CodeHS to receive St. Kate's credit.
The Education Department at St. Catherine University has been researching gender equitable teaching strategies in STEM and best practices for teaching women and girls computational thinking and coding. Program Director Dr. Siri Anderson commented, "We know many teachers who are eager for their students to learn computer science skills, but as novice learners themselves feel anxious to tackle this content area on their own. We were thrilled to discover the high quality online curriculum that CodeHS offers to scaffold teachers' success with integrating computer science instruction into their classrooms."
Each course completed is worth one graduate credit. Graduate credit can be a great way to help teachers excel in their career, advance on the pay scale, reach licensure requirements, earn additional education credits, and more!
To learn more about CodeHS professional development courses and graduate credit, visit codehs.com/info/pd/grad_credit.
About St. Kate's
St. Kate's mission it to educate women to lead and influence. St. Kate's educates at all degree levels through valuing and integrating the liberal arts and professional education with an emphasis on scholarly inquiry and social justice teaching, as lived by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet. The Education Department offers online courses, certificates, and degree programs for licensed teachers. Education for Licensed Educators online program at St. Kate's is focused on helping teachers turn their passion for teaching into teaching excellence, making an impact on their classroom and career.
CodeHS is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science by providing web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development. There are over 600,000 students using the platform and 8,000 classrooms on CodeHS every month. CodeHS has over ten years of free computer science curriculum for grades 6 to 12.