PDE 7-12 Computer Science (CS) Praxis Prep


Session Dates

Friday September 30, 2022 - Online
Friday March 31, 2023 - Online

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

The PDE 7-12 Praxis Prep Pathway is designed to help educators prepare for the CS Praxis exam (5652). This pathway engages 7-12 educators in activities to develop Computer Science (CS) content area knowledge and skills via the online We_Teach CS program. As a result of the Pathway, LEAs will have an educator ready to take and pass the 7-12 CS certification exam and to offer a standards-aligned middle or high school CS course.


Educators engaging in the 7-12 Praxis Prep Pathway will be:

  • Providing examples of how computing fosters innovation and collaboration in society
  • Identifying obstacles of equal access to computing among different groups
  • Using abstraction, pattern recognition, problem decomposition, and number base conversion to create and analyze algorithms
  • Identifying and apply knowledge of programming control structures, standard operators, variables, correctness, extensibility, modifiability, and reusability in the creation and modification of computer programs

Target Audience

PA 7-12 educators who currently are or will soon be teaching a middle or high school level computer science course in an LEA and interested in taking the PA CS Praxis exam.

Topics Covered: STEM

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Marci Davis, at 717-901-2251, or mdavis@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Sadie Hetrick

Content Contact:

Ethan Pan