CSinPA 7-12 CS Praxis Prep Pathway

About the 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. The Pathway engages educators in activities to develop foundational CS content area knowledge and skills via the online We_Teach CS program.

As a result of the Pathway, LEAs will have a CS-certified educator to offer a standards-aligned middle or high school CS course.

Pathway Eligibility & Expectations

This Pathway is open to Pennsylvania 7-12 educators who are teaching or will soon be teaching Computer Science courses.

To participate, educators must commit to meeting these expectations:

  • Successfully complete the We_Teach online course (passing all module quizzes and final quiz with a score of 80% or higher)
  • Register for, complete, and pass the PA 7-12 CS certification exam (Praxis 5652)

Upcoming 2022-23 Cohorts

There are four cohorts offered for the 2022- 2023 School Year:

  • Fall Cohort (Sep 30, 2022- March 31, 2023) Registration closed

  • Winter Cohort (Dec 31, 2022- June 30, 2023) Registration opens 11/1/22- 12/31/22

  • Spring Cohort (March 31, 2023- Sep 30, 2023) Registration opens 2/1/23- 3/31/23

  • Summer Cohort (June 30, 2023- Dec 31, 2023) Registration opens 5/1/23- 6/30/23

Winter Cohort Schedule

Pathway registration opens November 1 and will close December 31, 2022.

As soon as your registration is accepted, you will be granted access to the We_Teach online course so you may begin your Pathway activities.

The Pathway ends on June 30, 2023.

By this date, participants must finish the We_Teach course and pass the PA 7-12 CS certification exam (Praxis). We recommend completing the Praxis registration ASAP, and select a date in Spring

Act 48 credit hours will be awarded on July 31, 2023.

Pathway FAQs

Is Act 48 credit available?

Yes! Participants that complete all Pathway expectations will be awarded 70 Act 48 clock hours. Partial credit is not available.

What does this cost?

There is NO cost to register for and participate in the Pathway. Participants must pay for their Praxis exam registration ($120); however, we offer full reimbursement for qualifying educators.

What's in the We_Teach course?

A basic outline of the course content and types of activities is available in the Pathway Information (Google Doc). Click here to open the document.


Contact us at csforall@pattan.net if you have any questions about the Pathway.

For more information regarding the PA 7-12 CS Certification and Praxis exam, please review our Certification & Exam FAQ document.