CS Endorsement Exam Prep Course for Washington State 2023-24
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CSTA Puget Sound (aka "PSCSTA") proudly presents an online, self-paced prep course to help you pass the WEST/NES Computer Science Endorsement Exam for Washington state and prepare you for your first-year teaching computer science.
The course is based on the WeTeach_CS Foundations of CS for Teachers: Praxis Prep course which has helped over 2000 teachers pass the CS endorsement exam and has been optimized for the Washington WEST/NES exam.  Course instructors also provide weekly virtual office hours/mentoring sessions and introduce content available to CSTA+ members to help you with the exam and throughout your CS teaching career.  Attending at least one office hour/mentoring session a month is mandatory.   

40 Washington state clock hours are available to current teachers who successfully complete the course.   
Course registration is available for $650 from Shoreline Community College:   
Scholarships for $550 are available from PSCSTA if you are currently a middle/high school teacher at a Washington public school or are a junior/senior at a teacher education program in Washington state.   You will be notified within two weeks whether you qualify for a scholarship and must be approved before registering to use the scholarship.  To apply for a scholarship, click here.    
Current public school teachers should also consider the Educator Retooling Conditional Scholarship to receive up to $ 3,000 for passing the exam and teaching computer science for two years.
Cohorts start in Jan 2024 and June 2024.  Before starting the online course, at least 25-40 hours of experience coding with a text-based programming language is recommended.   
Questions?   Contact ctsa.pugetsound@gmail.com
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