Computer Science Education for New York State Certified Teachers (Advanced Certificate)


Welcome to the Computer Science Education for New York State Certified Teachers (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Computer Science Education for New York State Certified Teachers (Advanced Certificate) program from acceptance to graduation.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

Earn at least 21 credits

Program Code for Certification



  • Edgar Troudt, Program Leader and Clinical Placement Specialist
  • Karen Lew, Advisor and Assistant Director
  • Alissa Herbert, Certification, Graduation and Administrative Advisor

Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Consult the program sequence for a suggested order of courses for the program based on start date. It also includes when to take certification exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Information forthcoming.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

Certification and Licensure

The Computer Science (Advanced Certificate) program leads to New York State certification to teach Computer Science in grades PreK-12. Students must wait to apply for certification until they receive an email from the School of Education indicating their recommendation has been entered. This usually occurs six to eight week’s after the conferral of your degree.

Types of Certification

Students are recommended for both initial and professional certification:

  • The Initial Certificate is the entry-level teaching certificate and is valid for five years. Students who graduate from a Hunter master’s degree certification program without prior certification will be recommended for initial certification.
  • The Professional Certificate is an advanced certificate. Once teachers have completed three years of full-time, paid teaching experience including one year of mentored teaching, they can apply for professional certification.

Application Checklist

Additional Resources

Program Related Events