Computer Science Endorsement Pathway

With the passage of Chapter 979 of the Public Acts of 2022 by unanimous vote of the Tennessee General Assembly, all Local Education Agencies (LEA) and public charter schools are required to provide K-12 students with grade-level appropriate computer science education. Beginning in the 2024-25 school year, computer science (CS) will be embedded in grades K-5; middle school students will be required to take CS for one grading period during their 6th, 7th, or 8th grade year; and high school students will take CS as a graduation requirement.

To ensure teachers are properly trained and endorsed to deliver CS courses in middle and high school, the Computer Science Endorsement Pathway (CSEP) has been created. CSEP provides teachers with a no-cost route to computer science endorsement.

TDOE Computer Science FAQ
CSEP Course Overview
CSEP Modules Outline

Are you interested in participating in the CS Endorsement Pathway Course?

Participants must already hold a valid TN academic teaching license for this course to result in an additional endorsement. It is not intended for initial licensure or certification.

Please complete the survey below to enroll in the Computer Science Endorsement Pathway in August for the Fall 2024 Cohort.  This course will begin August 12, 2024 and end December 1, 2024.

The link will be open from June 4 – August 1 or until it reaches 600 enrollees.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amanda McClusky, Tennessee Department of Education Program Manager of Computer Science Endorsement Pathway amanda.mcclusky@tn.gov.