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Maryland CS Education 15 year goals



Initial goals were set in 2016.

  1. Phase 1 goals: 2021-2026 5-10 years
  2. Phase 2 goals: 2027-2030 goals 11-14 years
  3. Phase 3 goals: 2031: Final 15-year goals.

Student Access and Participation

  1. Phase 1: CS course offerings, including AP, taught by trained teachers in every high school. Gaps have been reduced by 50% from baseline. CT integrated from PreK-8th grade.
  2. Phase 2: Rigorous, high-quality computing courses or modules offered in every P-12 school. **updated
  3. Final Goal: CS is offered to every student throughout their P-12 education. Gaps have been reduced by 90% from baseline.

Professional Training

  1. Phase 1: At least three undergraduate and three graduate programs offer CS certification.
  2. Phase 2: Training is universally available. All P-12 pre-service programs require CS/CT integration into methods courses **updated.
  3. Final Goal: All full-time secondary CS teachers are certified in CS. Offerings are continuously updated.

Curriculum and Standards

  1. Phase 1: P-12 CS curriculum in Standards every school system aligned with state CS standards.
  2. Phase 2: Graduation requirements include CS. All P-12 CS standards are implemented in all schools.
  3. Final Goal: Review board established and in effect to continually update P- 12 standards.

Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, dogrady at usmd dot edu
Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Dr. Megean Garvin, mgarvin at usmd dot edu
Director of Research, Maryland Center for Computing Education

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Maryland Center for Computing Education
3300 Metzerott Rd. Adelphi, MD 20783
MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.