GOOD FOR OUR STUDENTS
GOOD FOR OUR STATE
The CS4NJ Coalition (CS4NJ) is a statewide network committed to promoting and advancing K-12 CS education in New Jersey.
We believe that all New Jersey K-12 students should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Computer Science, the basis for all computing and technology, drives job growth and innovation. Computational thinking, the problem-solving process inherent in computer science, is an essential skill across every 21st century job and career. Knowledge of computer science enables students to innovate and solve problems using technology, to critically engage in public discussions on important issues of national security and to participate in society as a responsible citizen.
CS4NJ Awarded Google Grant
The CS4NJ Coalition was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from Google to support New Jersey’s Computer Science State plan by helping prepare teachers to implement CSforALL in K-12 schools across New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Education and the Governor’s Computer Science Advisory Board created the NJ Computer Science State Plan in 2019 to outline steps to implement quality and equitable computer science education for all students in New Jersey.
NJ Chapter 9 Proposed Changes - CS Endorsement
The proposed changes to Chapter 9 that include Computer Science teacher credentials are posted on the New Jersey State Board webpage. The details of the CS credentials can be found in the Chapter 9B document by searching for “computer science”. If you have comments, you should click the comment section on the website to send an email to State Board of Education.
Overview (please read full proposal for details)
This endorsement is for Preschool through 12th grade
Implementation July 1, 2027
15 credit add on endorsement requires CS teaching methods course
“Grandfather clause” for those teaching CS September 1, 2024
The Center for Excellence in STEM Education at TCNJ Announces Central New Jersey CS Education Hub
The STEM Center and TCNJ are pleased to announce that the Central New Jersey Computer Science Education Hub is active. Their goal is to increase equitable access to high-quality Computer Science Education to K-12 students across New Jersey.
NJ CS Hubs
Hubs have revised PD schedules. Please click on hub link for more details.