B.S.Ed. in Computer Science Education

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Instill a love of computer science in students

Mercer’s Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) with a major in Computer Science Education prepares undergraduate students to teach adolescents in grades 6–12 key computer science skills and concepts. Through this program, students will gain an academic perspective that values the individual and authentic worth of the adolescent through the inclusive lens of the regular classroom.

Gain valuable field experience

Computer Science Education majors fulfill a set of field placements within diverse school and community populations. Through field experiences, students will:

  • Be equipped to advocate for the needs and rights of each adolescent they serve in their future classrooms
  • Understand the importance of collaboration and establishing partnerships with parents, schools, and communities

Learn more about field experience.

Expand your knowledge

Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to:

  • Apply computational thinking principles, including decomposition, abstraction, and pattern recognition in problem solving
  • Describe the syntax and semantics of a programming language, its control structures, and its data type
  • Understand how components of a computer system work together to produce programs and applications to solve computational problems
  • Identify network functionality, examining factors such as bandwidth, latency, and server capability
  • Create models and simulations to help formulate, test, and refine hypotheses
  • Describe the main tenets of information security, including confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and nonrepudiation
  • Prepare computer science lessons plan (curriculum, instruction, and assessment) considering problem-solving and decision-making situations for a diverse student population

Learn more about our Computer Science Education major

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Professional licensure

All of Mercer’s programs that lead to licensure are designed to meet the educational requirements of regulatory authorities in the State of Georgia. If you intend to seek licensure or certification outside of Georgia, please review Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.