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Loyola University Programs for CS in Preservice Education


Program Levels: primary, secondary

Kinds of Programs: undergraduate program, graduate program, certificate or alternate certification program

How CS is infused into Education: stand-alone class, integrated into content classes, integrated into methods classes, integrated into multiple courses

Who does it reach? All students in certain education majors

Who is part of the collaboration? Local school systems, PK-12 classroom teachers, between departments in our institution

Description of the strategy to infuse CS/CT into education programs: I have been collaborating with the pre-service teachers at Loyola to integrate CS/CT into the science methods courses. CS/CT is also integrated in a course in the EdTech Master's program which is taken by EdTech and Curriculum and Instruction graduate students, and some Masters of Arts in Teaching students. We also have continuing education micro-credentials that are utilized in collaboration with local school systems.


Contact: Irene A. Bal is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Educational Technology Graduate Program at Loyola University Maryland, USA. She teaches graduate level educational technology courses on innovation, multimedia, and leadership in K-12 schools and is a certified PreK-12th grade music educator. Irene leads the CS integration efforts for the School of Ed and creates micro-credentials to support pre- and in-service teachers in CS and CT integration. Irene is a doctoral candidate in the Instructional Design & Technology PhD Program at Old Dominion University in Virginia.


Video about developing micro:credentials.

Interview with Irene Bal


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.