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MCCE support for Higher Education



Recent & Upcoming Events:

  1. Save the dates! July 20-22, 2022 at Hood College in Frederick Maryland is a 3 day extravaganza of computer science education for higher education. View details and agenda here.
    1. Wednesday 7/20: 8:30-9:30 celebration of CS in MD. 9:45-3:30pm Hands-on exploratorium and Higher education planning session
    2. Thursday 7/21 9am-3:30pm. Higher education planning for integraton of CS into core education courses.
    3. Friday 7/22 9am-3:30pm. Higher education make-a-thon to develop resources identified earlier.
  2. Would you like to invest time to learn more about the computer science and computational thinking that all K-12 teachers need to know? Apply for a mini-grant to learn a new piece of the puzzle and add it to what your preservice students learn.  Mini grants are accepted on a rolling basis. 


Resources for Higher Education

  1. Materials to support studies to pass the 5652 Praxis Computer Science exam. Email dogrady at usmd dot edu to request access to the materials which are on Canvas and can be shared for use in your programs.
  2. Standards for Computer Science Teachers ( with guidance for schools of education
  3. Visit our Maryland CS Education YouTube site for an entire playlist of talks about CS education on our MCCE webinar page
  4. Classroom materials to use in support of education courses and faculty development (open Google classroom)
  5. Introductory course for Education faculty to introduce the breadth of computer science taught in K12 (coming soon from Frostburg)
  6. Materials developed by a Google grant for the integration of computational thinking into education subject area courses. (coming soon)


Grant Projects

Calls for grant proposals come each year 

Read about our previous and current awardees and hear about their programs. 


The purpose of the MCCE grants program is to:

  1. Investigate and plan a pathway for computer science education with multiple experiences for all education students.
  2. Create materials to be shared between Maryland institutions of higher education to support the teaching of computer science and computational thinking in education programs.
  3. Either prepare certified secondary teachers, or create courses to integrate computer science concepts into K-12 content and methods courses.
  4. Educate and prepare faculty to understand the concepts of computer science and teach them as part of their areas of expertise.
  5. Collaborate between institutions: K-12 LSSs, Community Colleges, public and private colleges, and universities.



  • Up to $5,000 to build a pathway, supplement current offerings, or educate faculty. 
  • Grant period 6 months to 1 year.
  • Rolling applications reviewed each quarter.
  • Eligibility: Must be a higher education institution in Maryland, serving Maryland undergraduate students majoring in education.
  • Read details and get materials to apply here.


Full grants

  • Small and large grants from $20,000 - $50,000
  • Grant period 6 months to 18 months.
  • Next round to be announced sometime in 2022
  • Read about the MCCE_preservice_Phase_2_RFP.pdf

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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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.