Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Computational Thinking for Educators

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A collaborative certificate between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine

The Graduate Certificate in Computational Thinking for Educators is a 100% online program that prepares educators to integrate computational thinking education strategies into learning environments and understand its cultural and contextual implications.

The program incorporates the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Computational Thinking Competencies standards to engage learners in authentic and active learning. Students in this program will learn how to:

  • Improve and expand their practice by understanding the core concepts of computational thinking
  • Explore strategies to integrate computational thinking using multiple and effective instructional strategies
  • Design, develop, and implement activities to support creative and innovative problem-solving
  • Understand the impact of equity and access to computational thinking and computing resources and practices in a global society

 Required for the Certificate in Classroom Technology Integration

EDT 571: Methods of Integrating Inclusive Computational Thinking

EDT 572: Programming in Multiple Paradigms

Six Credits of Approved Electives:

EDT 520: Digital Age Teaching and Learning Methods*

EDT 531: Studio in Computing

EDT 573: Introduction to Web Development and Mobile Application Development for   

Educators **

EDT 574: Computational Thinking in Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts **

EDT 575: Computational Thinking in Middle Level and Secondary Contexts **

EDT 598: Special Topics *

Students may also request to enroll in up to six graduate-level credits from the Spatial Information Science and Engineering program (SIE courses at the 500-level or above such as SIE 504, SIE 507, SIE 515 or SIE 525). Your advisor can help you choose which electives outside of the program will best help you meet your goals.

*With permission from the Program Advisor or Program Coordinator


**These courses may appear as 598 in Mainstreet.

For more information: https://online.umaine.edu/graduate-certificate-in-computational-thinking-for-educators/

https://online.umaine.edu/contact-us/  or umaineonline@maine.edu



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