There is a growing need for computer science educators within the classroom. Our program prepares you to teach grades 7-12 by offering courses in cybersecurity, web programming and computer networks. Learn how to incorporate technology within the classroom with our engaging STEM education courses. After graduation, you’ll have the knowledge to successfully teach computer systems and programming languages. Let your knowledge lead the scientists of tomorrow!

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College)
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Blended (50-85% Online)
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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A degree in computer information systems with a teaching certificate will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Acquire a strong foundation in programming and database technology needed for the high-school classroom.
  • Analyze, design, implement and evaluate computer-based solutions.
  • Learn classroom management and STEM integration techniques.
  • Be trained on modern equipment related to operating systems, communications, database, simulation, networks and information security.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global and local societal impact of computing, including professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
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Computer information systems students are able to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing and business requirements appropriate to its solution. You can become a highly valued cybersecurity analyst or software engineer. Graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly into the market when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

High School Teacher
Computer Support Specialist

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Experience the Classroom firsthand

Work under the guidance of teaching professionals with our field-based, residency program. As a computer information systems with teaching emphasis student, you’ll have the opportunity to intern at a local high school during your final year. You’ll gain confidence in the classroom and acquire the skills needed for first-year teaching. As part of your degree program, you will receive course credit for this internship. In addition to the classroom experience, some of our students have participated in industry internships.

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What You Will Learn

Through challenging, fast-paced coursework and collaboration with accomplished peers, you will acquire a strong foundation in programming and database technology required for teaching. Our program allows you to combine your passions for information systems while shaping the lives of the next generation. You’ll take an in-depth look into web programming and interface design, data structures and algorithms, and programming. Take this knowledge to the classroom with our teaching residency and practicum.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Major courses include programming fundamentals, machine languages and digital logic, and data structures and algorithms
  • Teacher education courses include roles and responsibilities of STEM educators, project based learning in STEM, and pedagogy and classroom management

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Student Organizations

The goal of Epsilon Delta Pi is to encourage excellence in computer science by promoting the computer science profession, by giving recognition to computer scientists who display professional achievement and quality of character, and by supporting those who work together to bond interested students.

The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, science, engineering and application of information technology. ACM serves both professional and public interests by fostering the open exchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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