Computer Science Education, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Education

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 18
  • $375.00
  • $615.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Computer Science Education, Graduate Certificate is intended for educators seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in teaching computational thinking, computer science and information technology.

Students of this program gain:

  • An understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science
  • Knowledge about current best practices in teaching this content
  • Skills to help students understand the ins and outs of cybersecurity, web development and programming languages

In completing program coursework, certified Nebraska teachers will also meet requirements for the IT Supplemental Endorsement. Prior background in computer science is not required.

Career Outlook:

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of education, training and library occupations is projected to grow at a rate of 5%, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Enrollment is projected to grow across all levels of schooling and will drive this demand.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.