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The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with NDIT-EduTech, are offering the Computer Science (CS) and Cybersecurity Credential for educators. EduTech has a variety of courses that fit in perfectly for educators to attain their credential. Each credential level requires a valid teaching license issued by the Education Standards and Practices Board.

Bulleted below are the guidelines for educators to apply for the North Dakota Computer Science (CS) and Cybersecurity Credential. Level 1 & 2 have specific course codes that teachers will be able to teach at any grade level corresponding with the recipient’s teaching license. Level 3 allows teachers to teach integrated CS or Cyber-related instruction into content areas for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.

  • Level 1: 200+ hours of CS or Cyber Training OR 15+ credits in CS or Cyber
  • Level 2: 40+ hours of CS or Cyber Training OR 6+ credits in CS or Cyber
  • Level 3: 15+ hours of CS or Cyber Training

Sign up now to attain your Computer Science and Cybersecurity Credential at the IgniteND Conference, being held virtually, in-person, or hybrid, June 8-11. The first 300 licensed teachers to register will receive free registration, as well as a $200 stipend to cover expenses, and a SWAG BAG valued at over $250 worth of technology and goodies, including access to free resources!

The following EduTech course hours towards the CS and Cybersecurity Credential will be available:

  • All CYBER.ORG (formerly NICERC) courses
  • All Code.org courses
  • Minecraft workshop

​For questions or more information about the Computer Science (CS) and Cybersecurity Credential contact Tabitha.Teel@k12.nd.us.

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