WeTeach_CS is increasing the number of computer science certified high school teachers, increasing the number of high schools offering computer science courses, increasing the number and diversity of students enrolled in computer science courses, and expanding access to computational thinking, coding and programming experiences for all students in K-8.
Over 500 inservice Texas educators have added a computer science certification through the WeTeach_CS Certification Incentive Program since fall 2015. This total exceeds all university pre-service programs in the nation combined.
Note: "Initial" includes certifications obtained through preservice programs as well as teachers who transferred from out of state. "Inservice" includes only teachers whose initial certification was in another field and who later obtained certification in CS.
Texas has nearly doubled the percentage of high schools offering computer science since 2011-12.
After adjusting for population growth, Texas has seen a 169% increase in overall computer science enrollment since 2011-12.
Texas is beginning to close CS enrollment gaps for economically disadvantaged students, students of color, and students with disabilities, but it is still struggling to attract young girls to high school computer science.