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Professional Development:
Get Ready to Teach AP CS A
Open Enrollment.
Preparing instructors of all experience levels to teach AP Computer Science A
Edhesive is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science A (AP CSA). Using an Endorsed Provider affords schools access to resources including an AP CSA syllabus pre-approved by the College Board’s AP Course Audit, and officially recognized professional development that prepares teachers to teach AP CSA. This endorsement affirms only that components of Endorsed Provider’s offerings are aligned to all the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSA assessment.

About the Course

Duration
40 hours
Prerequisites
No prior computer science or technology teaching experience required.
Supplemental Course
AP Computer Science A (Java)

Training and Support

Who should take the course?

Teachers with any content background or level of experience are welcome. No knowledge or experience with computer science or programming is required. The AP Computer Science A professional learning model is designed to leverage the knowledge and expertise of all community members to enhance the experiences and competencies of participating teachers.

Professional Learning

Get Ready to Teach AP CS A is a comprehensive online professional development course that prepares teachers to confidently implement the capstone course in our blended computer science pathway: AP Computer Science A.
The course is asynchronous, meaning teachers have the opportunity to learn and complete material on their own time and at their own pace. The training covers content relevant to both new and experienced computer science teachers, exposing participants to the dynamic role of the AP CS A teacher through multiple engaging lessons, activities, and discussions
The course requires a 40-hour commitment and offers:
  • An overview of the components and features of the AP Computer Science A curriculum, including highly supportive instructional resources, interactive student-facing materials, and agile course platform.
  • A guided exploration of fundamental Java programming concepts introduced in the AP Computer Science A student course.
  • A deep dive into the AP CS A course and exam requirements prescribed by the College Board.
  • A robust set of facilitation options and customizations to help teachers meet students' unique needs.
While taking this course, teachers have access to the AP Computer Science A (Java) course, and Edhesive’s extensive support resources.

Interested? Contact us to learn more.