CS Teacher Pipeline

1,200 by 2025!!
Are We There Yet?

CS4GA is working with all stakeholders to identify and maximize all opportunities to increase the number of Computer Science (CS) Teachers in Georgia. In 2019, many state government leaders and CS education supporters helped to pass SB 108. Which created mandates for CS education in Georgia’s middle schools and high schools by 2025. The table below shows us all the different ways we can bring more CS instructors into our schools as well as how we are doing in trying to achieve our goals:

  • Have 1-2 CS teachers in every high school (500) by 2025

  • Have at least one CS teacher in every middle school (500) by 2023

Date of last update: 08/28/20
This data provides an estimate of current CS instructors and teachers in the K-12 system. Due to the various sources of data, some of the data may be duplicates of the same instructor.

Teacher Pipeline Source

2019-20 Target

Current Total

10K by 2030 Goals

Inservice (Credential)

150

270

2,000

Preservice (Columbus State)

3

0

300

Professional Development (Content instead of credential)

TBD

TBD

7000

Industry Volunteers

Teals

Teals

120

Externally Embedded Teacher Support Instructors

Constellations, Morehouse

Constellations, Morehouse

180


Definitions of Sources

  • Inservice:

    Teachers who are already teaching who want to add CS to their skill set. They can add the endorsement or take the Georgia Assessment of the Certification of Educators (GACE).

  • Preservice:

    New teachers who plan to teach CS. Ensure we help them stay in Georgia.

  • PD:

    PD providers can provide us that data, especially CEISMC and PLTW. GaLearns, when it launches CS courses, will also reflect here.

  • Industry Volunteers:

    TEALS, random companies

  • Embedded Instructors:

    Constellations, Morehouse


Would you like to help increase the pace of CS teacher production by supporting the
work in one or more of the Teacher Pipeline Sources? If yes, please contact info@cs4ga.org
to discuss how you can help. Here are some examples of how you could help:

Teacher Pipeline Source

How You Could Help

Inservice (Credential)

Help cover a teacher’s cost of getting a CS endorsement or
taking the GACE

Preservice (Columbus State)

-Help promote the Columbus State preservice program.

-Engage Higher Education programs at other colleges in Georgia
to start their own CS preservice programs.

Professional Development (Content instead of credential)

-Help cover the travel and hotel cost of a teacher attending a CS
PD training

-Provide incentive payments directly
to teachers for participating in PD training

-Provide funds to schools to help cover teacher substitute
costs

Industry Volunteers

Engage company leadership to promote TEALS like programs and also
recruit their employees

Externally Embedded Teacher Support Instructors

Additional funding to hire more teacher support instructors


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