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.