CHEYENNE, WYO. — If you’re a K-12 educator, Laramie County Community College has an opportunity for you.
LCCC received approval from the Wyoming Professional Training Standards Board (PTSB) that educators can take LCCC’s package of courses in computer science and be endorsed to teach that subject in their school districts.
“Until recently, there was only one instructor in the entire state certified in computer science,” said Rob Van Cleave, who oversees the computer science program at LCCC. “If an already-certified teacher completes the list of courses in our approved endorsement list, the PTSB will certify that teacher to be able to instruct computer science courses at the high school level.”
The endorsement is 15 credit hours, and two of those courses are being offered at LCCC this summer for those who would like to get a headstart on the education. All courses in this package are offered online, and all courses will also be available in the fall semester.
Van Cleave also share that the recent mandate from the Wyoming Legislature to offer computer science at all grade levels gives even greater need for LCCC to offer this opportunity to teachers.
“The quality of instruction at LCCC is excellent,” Van Cleave said, noting that the tuition at the college makes this an affordable opportunity for educators to advance their careers. “I’m sincerely excited about the chance to assist these teachers.”