SJC Long Island B.S. in Computer Science Teacher Certification
Begin your journey in the classroom. Help shape minds in grades K-12. Get ready.
Prepare for your future with a degree that’s at the very heart of our digital future. Inspire generations of digitally fluent students with SJC Long Island’s B.S in Computer Science Teacher Certification.
One of the first of its kind in New York state, our program provides the skills necessary to become a teacher of computer science and computing technology in grades K-12. With three distinct pathways, the program is open to traditional students looking for a four-year degree, those who already hold a teaching certificate in another field, and those who have experience in the industry and who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
From introducing a kindergartener to their first Chromebook or iPad to teaching AP Computer Science in high school, this program offers those with a passion for computing the opportunity to instill that very passion in the minds of future generations.
Vanessa Rodriguez ’21
Mathematics and Computer Science Major
"As a Latina woman looking for a career in computer science, it seemed intimidating to try and enter the field. There weren't many women in computer science; however, St. Joseph's College has changed that. Thanks to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, my time at SJC has been worthwhile, and I can see myself as a successful female computer scientist with the tools that I have received."
The SJC Long Island B.S. in Computer Science Teacher Certification Experience
Gain the Skills You Need to Succeed: Students study a broad range of computer topics, including algorithms and programming, computing systems, data and analysis, impacts of computing, networks and the internet.
Interconnectedness: This interdisciplinary program combines computer science and education studies, allowing students to gain such skills as problem-solving, written and oral communication, critical thinking, pedagogical skills and analytical reasoning.
In High Demand: Computer science teachers are needed to ensure that every student will know how to live productively and safely in a technology-dominated world. This includes understanding the essential features of digital technologies, why and how they work, and how to communicate and create using those technologies.