High School Computer Science Teacher Preparation Programs

  • Orit HazzanEmail author
  • Tami Lapidot
  • Noa Ragonis


This chapter puts the MTCS course in the wider context of computer science teacher preparation programs. It first describes a model for high school computer science education model or high school computer science education that one of its components is computer science teacher preparation programs. The model consists of five key elements – a well-defined curriculum, a requirement of a mandatory formal computer science teaching license, teacher preparation programs, national center for computer science teachers, and research in computer science education – as well as interconnections between these elements. Then, the focus is placed on the teacher preparation programs component of the model, describing a workshop targeted at computer scientists and computer science curriculum developers who wish to launch computer science teacher preparation programs at their universities but lack knowledge about the actual construction of such programs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Education in Technology & ScienceTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Computer Science Studies, School of EducationBeit Berl CollegeDoar Beit BerlIsrael

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