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Graduate Credit at the CS4CT Summit

Educators attending the Computer Science for Connecticut (CS4CT) 2020 Summit can earn graduate credit through the College of St. Scholastica. Educators who attend the summit can earn 1 graduate credit at a rate of $125/credit. Educators will need to complete a non-degree seeking application to the college, including transcripts demonstrating completion of a bachelor's degree. There is no fee to apply.

The graduate course will be offered on a pass/fail basis with an option to earn a letter grade available by request. Organizers will provide proof of attendance at the summit, including the 8 hours of sessions, keynote speakers, and/or workshops.


  • October 2, 2020: CS4CT Summit
  • October 16, 2020: Enrollment and registration deadline (2 weeks after the summit)
    Note: course fees due to CSS upon acceptance of course registration
  • December 16, 2020: Assignment submission deadline
  • January 4, 2021: Grades posted and transcripts available

Course Details:

EDU 5777: CS4CT Summit
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: Bachelor's Degree
Course Syllabus: Spring 2020 (may be updated slightly for Fall 2020)

Course Outcomes - At the completion of the course, students will:

  • Participate in professional computer science and computer science education conferences of at least 8 hours that provide professional growth opportunities and resources.
  • Reflect on and summarize the main ideas of the information gained at the conference.
  • Discuss, analyze, and support the application of content knowledge gained at the conference.
  • Apply specific state and district content standards/frameworks to subject matter learned at the conference.
  • Design lesson plans for use in presenting teaching strategies, techniques, and content knowledge gained at the conference.
  • Design environments that promote effective teaching and learning in computer science classrooms

Getting Started:

Participants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to earn credit. Evidence of attendance of the full duration of the CS4CT Summit is a prerequisite to course enrollment. Participants will need to complete the free non-degree seeking application with The College of St. Scholastica. Select EDU 5777: CS4CT Summit as the course for which you wish to register. You can also visit the National Center for Computer Science Education booth at the conference to pick up information on how to register. Pauline Lake, curriculum and professional development coordinator, will be available to help answer questions and prompt you with next steps.

Credits Towards CSS Programs:

Course Assignments & Deadlines:

Please review the syllabus (2020 syllabus to be added). For each assignment below, the directions and grading rubric will be available in the syllabus along with instructions on how to submit each assignment. All assignments are due by May 7th, however, suggested deadlines are provided for each assignment. It is recommended that you start completing assignments by the end of the summit.

  • Learning Goals Reflection Paper - submit by the end of the CS4CT Summit
  • CS4CT Summit Attendance Verification - will be provided by summit organizers
  • Conference Reflection Paper - submit by April 15th
  • Professional Learning Application - submit by May 7th (students will be provided with at least three options)