About this Specialization

Learn to teach introductory Java -- with a focus on the new Advanced Placement Computer Science A curriculum. Preview the CS Awesome curriculum with overview videos to help you prepare for class efficiently. Learn teaching tips and access supporting materials from an expert in CS education with 15+ years experience including advice on teaching debugging, code tracing (for answering multiple choice questions) and problem solving patterns. Complete activities specifically designed for teachers and create materials you can use in your classroom.
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Learn to Teach Java: Sequences, Primitive Types and Using Objects

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Course2

Course 2

Learn to Teach Java: Boolean Expressions, If Statements, and Iteration

Course3

Course 3

Learn to Teach Java: Writing Classes and Arrays

Course4

Course 4

Learn to Teach Java: ArrayLists and 2D Arrays

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The specialization can be completed completely at your own pace -- many teachers choose to work through the course just ahead of their students. However, the specialization is broken into 5 courses of 20 hours each, covering all 10 Units of APCS A (2019-2020 version).

  • There is not required background knowledge for this course, but those with experience teaching block-based programming will find extra supports. If you are a teacher completely new to programming, check out our Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education Specialization.

  • Each course in the Specialization introduces specific programming concepts which do build upon each other. If you have no prior programming experience it is suggested you take the courses in the indicated order. However, those with prior programming experience should not be overly challenged in doing courses in any order.

  • Yes, you can earn credit from the University of California San Diego for completing this Specialization. To do you will need to enroll in an additional UCSD Extension course (this can be done at any time, but it is often easier to do when beginning). This Specialization will earn 4-graduate quarter units from UCSD. These are eligible to count towards the California Supplementary Authorization.

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