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7-12 CS Certification

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced the availability of the 7-12 CS certification and exam on December 8, 2020 and the Certification Staffing Policy Guidelines (CSPGs) for 7-12 Computer Science was released on December 18, 2020. Click to view the Certification Staffing Policy Guidelines (CSPGs).

For the latest information, access this Certification & Exam FAQ document. Our team is working to update the doc. Significant additions and changes will be indicated with a comment.

Click here to learn how CSPG 71 impacts you.

Have more questions? Need additional support?

Schedule an appointment by emailing csforall@pattan.net.  

CS Exam and Certification Survey

Please share your plans for the Praxis exam with this survey. Your responses will help us be thoughtful about supporting those preparing for the exam and acknowledging the accomplishment of passing it. 
  1. Your ideas may inspire us to create new supports for 7-12 CS educators.
  2. You deserve to be recognized for your hard work.
    • We will brag about you on social media and other CSinPA communication.
    • We will send you a special digital badge so you can brag about yourself, too!
The form allows for multiple submissions allowing you to provide updated information should your exam and certification status change. This form is also used for the temporary certification and exam reimbursement program. Access the form by clicking the button below. 

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CSinPA 7-12 CS Praxis Prep Pathway

The 7-12 CS Praxis Prep Pathway helps educators prepare for the Pennsylvania 7-12 Computer Science (CS) Certification Exam (Praxis exam 5652) via an online, self-paced course. This Pathway is open to Pennsylvania 7-12 educators who will teach at least one computer science course in the 2022-23 or 20223-24 school year. There is no cost to participate and Act 48 credit is available. Learn more here.

Our previous or current pathway participants have access to the following supports: 

Additional Study Materials

This folder contains additional Praxis Preparation materials and resources, including:

Register for the PA CS Certification Praxis Exam 

Here is a how-to guide for registering for the PA CS Certification Praxis Exam.

Apply for the PA 7-12 CS add-on certificate.  

Here’s a how-to guide to apply in TIMS.

In order to provide the best and most current resources and information, we continually revise our CSinPA Toolkits. You can contribute to the toolkit by submitting your questions, revisions, or resources using this form.