Computer Science + Education: Secondary Education, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Education, Secondary Education concentration

Curriculum & Instruction Department Office

311 Education Building

1310 South Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-8286

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Computer Science Curriculum Information

The Computer Science + Education, BS is sponsored jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The major in Computer Science and Education is a flexible program for undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in either field and offers two foci of concentration.

The Secondary Education concentration provides the coursework and field experience for students to be licensed to teach computer science in grade 9-12. The degree will prepare students to join the workforce as a teacher in high school institutions in the state of Illinois, providing them with the knowledge necessary to teach and develop computer science curricula.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Education, Secondary Education concentration

To graduate from the Computer Science and Education curriculum, a student must complete all courses with a traditional letter grade.

In order to be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, cumulative, content area, and professional education grade point averages of 2.5 (A=4.0). Candidates in teaching licensure programs must maintain a C or better in ALL content and professional education coursework. Candidates should consult their adviser or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade point averages. For teacher education licensure requirements applicable to all curricula, see the Council on Teacher Education.

Licensure requirements are subject to change without notice as a result of new mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education or the Illinois General Assembly.

Orientation Seminar
EDUC 101Education Orientation Seminar1

The following degree requirements also meet general education course requirements and must be selected from the campus General Education course list. 

General Education Requirements
Composition I4-6
Advanced Composition3-4
Quantitative Reasoning
See Computer Science Core and Mathematical Foundations for specific requirement.
Natural Sciences and Technology
From approved campus list6
Humanities and the Arts
From approved campus list6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
From approved campus list6
Cultural Studies
Western Culture(s) from approved campus list3
U.S. Minority Culture(s) from approved campus list3
Non-Western Culture(s) from approved campus list 3
Language other than English
Three years of one language other than English in high school or competion of the third semester of college-level language0-12
Computer Science Core Requirements (fulfills Quantitative Reasoning)
CS 124Introduction to Computer Science I3
CS 128Introduction to Computer Science II3
CS 173Discrete Structures3
CS 222Software Design Lab1
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
Choose 1 from:8-9
Computer Architecture
and System Programming
Introduction to Computer Systems
& Two CS 4XX
Any two (2) 400-level CS courses
Choose 1 from:3
Numerical Methods I
Programming Languages & Compilers
Mathematical Foundations (fulfills Quantitative Reasoning)
CS 361Probability & Statistics for Computer Science3
MATH 220Calculus4-5
or MATH 221 Calculus I
MATH 231Calculus II3
Choose 1 from:2-3
Introductory Matrix Theory
Linear Algebra for Data Science
Linear Algebra with Computational Applications
Students must complete 36-39 credit hours within one of the following areas of concentration: 1) Learning Science or 2) Secondary Education.36-39
Electives 0-8
Total Hours120
CI 401Introductory Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CI 403Teaching a Diverse High School Student Population3
CI 404Teaching and Assessing Secondary School Students3
CI 473Disciplinary Literacy3
EDPR 442Educational Practice in Secondary Education12
EDUC 201Identity and Difference in Education3
EDUC 202Social Justice, School and Society3
EPSY 201Educational Psychology (Gen Ed PSYC 100 is a prerequisite for EPSY 201)3
EPSY 485Assessing Student Performance3
SPED 405General Educator's Role in Special Education3
Total Hours39