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Professional Learning

Computer Science - Micro-credentials

This stack of 6 micro-credentials is intended to teach educators how to teach and integrate computer science into your current lesson plans.

At a Glance

Computer science moves beyond using technology tools towards an understanding of how they work and ultimately designing new solutions to enduring human problems. Elements of computer science include: computational thinking, abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representations.


  • Student Learning


  • Learn to communicate what computer science is and how it is a tool to engage with universal human problems.
  • Learn to design integrated learning experiences that include computational thinking, algorithm development, and coding tools to solve problems.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: November 24, 2020


Audience Role

  • Teacher


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format


Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Computing Systems
  • Data and Analysis
  • Network and the Internet
  • Programming and Computational Thinking for Beginners
  • Applied Programing

NEA Micro-credentials are offered at no cost to NEA members. Non-NEA members will be charged a $125.00 scoring fee per micro-credential at the time of submission. The full list of available NEA micro-credentials can be found at:

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