The Computer Science Endorsement is a five course curriculum that meets the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requirements for obtaining a subsequent teaching endorsement in computer science for 5th-12th grades. Upon completion of coursework, candidates are required to complete the ISBE Content Test: #205
Coursework enables students to:
- Explore the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity, be informed of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats, and practice techniques and gain tools for detecting and defending against cyber-attack.
- Examine file organizations and file access methods, as well as data redundancy.
- Study various data models including relational, heretical, network, and object-oriented.
- Cover topics such as number systems, sets, logic, functions and relations, combinations, permutations, probability, statistics, and discrete structures that are relevant to computer science.
- Learn structured programming techniques, the fundamentals concepts of computer networking with practical applications, and how to model threats to computer systems.
- Gain knowledge in the areas of data communications, networking technologies, OSI model, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP layers and protocols, Internet architecture.
- Meet ISBE’s requirement for earning a subsequent teaching endorsement in computer science.