In this specialization you will engage in projects to develop resources for your classroom to supplement the CS Awesome online interactive textbook as well as evaluate other curricula which might be useful for you. Additionally, you will develop resources, assessments, and instructional plans and materials you can use in YOUR classrooms.
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Can I take the course for free?
此课程是 100% 在线学习吗？是否需要现场参加课程？
There is not required background knowledge for this course, but those with experience teaching block-based programming will find extra supports. If you are a teacher completely new to programming, check out our Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education Specialization.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Each course in the Specialization introduces specific programming concepts which do build upon each other. If you have no prior programming experience it is suggested you take the courses in the indicated order. However, those with prior programming experience should not be overly challenged in doing courses in any order.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Yes, you can earn credit from the University of California San Diego for completing this Specialization. To do you will need to enroll in an additional UCSD Extension course (this can be done at any time, but it is often easier to do when beginning). This Specialization will earn 4-graduate quarter units from UCSD. These are eligible to count towards the California Supplementary Authorization.