Computer Science

It is essential that every student has access to and participate in computer science learning experiences to meet the demands of the current and future workplace. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has taken a lead role to build capacity for statewide implementation of computer science. MSDE has collaborated with stakeholders to:

  • Develop a PreK-12 Computer Science Framework.
  • Develop Maryland K12 Computer Science Standards and provide guidance for their implementation.
  • Provide professional learning experiences and resources for Maryland educators to implement Computer Science.
  • Expand computer science teacher certification options.
  • Expand options available for students to fulfill graduation requirements with computer science courses.
  • Expand Career and Technical Education Computer Science Programs of Study.
  • Provide funding for computer science professional learning, equipment, and course implementation.

MSDE will continue to build capacity so that all Maryland students have the opportunity to engage in high-quality computing education.


Career and Technical Education Computer Science Programs of Study

Learn about Maryland's Computer Science Programs of Study by selecting the links below.

  • Java Database Academy (Oracle)
  • IT Networking Academy (Cisco)
  • PLTW Computer Science
  • Mobile Application and Software Development (Apple) - In Development
  • Data Science - In Development


Maryland's Computing Education Summit

Join MSDE and the Maryland Center for Computing Education (MCCE) for the Summit on April 20, 2020 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Bowie State University Center.

The registration deadline is March 27, 2020.  Registration after March 27 is contingent upon availability.

There is no charge for attending, and lunch is provided.

Access resources from the statewide computing education summit.


Computer Science Teacher Association
Computer Science Teacher Association

Participate in Maryland's CSTA organization to support PreK-12 computer science education.

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Contact Us:

Scott Nichols, Career Programs, STEM, and Computer Science Specialist

410-767- 0177

Elissa Hozore, Computer Science Specialist