CSED@UNI partners with Iowa’s AEAs

Improved access to CS Endorsement Courses

The National Science Foundation has awarded the Computer Science Education program at the University of Northern Iowa a grant under the NSF CSForAll:RPP program. This award, totaling nearly $1,000,000 from 2023-2025, will help the program scale up its earlier research work to provide access to coursework leading towards Iowa’s 5-12 CS Endorsement (#278) to reach teachers in all corners of the state of Iowa.

Cohort-based approach

The program will consist of two cohorts of teachers.

Cohort A (June 2023-December 2024) focuses on teachers from three of the state’s AEAs – Central Rivers, Grant Wood, and Northwest.  Teachers in the program will complete the five-course sequence via online coursework through UNI and “monthly” face-to-face Communities of Practice (COPs) events facilitated at the partner AEAs.

Cohort B (June 2024-December 2025) will focus on the remaining six AEAs in the state (Great Prairie, Green Hills, Heartland, Keystone, Mississippi Bend, and Prairie Lakes).  Approximately 25 teachers from each AEA will be awarded scholarships for free tuition for the entire program while additional teachers may participate for significantly reduced tuition of less than $250 per graduate course.

Teachers interested in receiving additional information about the program as more details are released can register their interest by completing the following form:

Teacher Interest Form

Program Information Flyer

For additional information please contact Dr. Ben Schafer at schafer@cs.uni.edu or 319-273-2187.

Frequently Asked Questions

Secondary CS Endorsement Program