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Computer Science

Mission Statement

The NJDOE is committed to promoting equitable access to high-quality computer science education for all K to 12 students in preparation for postsecondary success.

Vision Statement

New Jersey will be a leader among states in preparing its students to succeed in today's knowledge-based economy by providing equitable and expanded access to high-quality, standards-based computer science education and building capacity, partnerships and awareness to promote the State plan’s long-term success.

Every school district in New Jersey will engage families, district boards of education, and community stakeholders to establish an equitable and coherent approach to computer science instruction that scaffolds high-quality learning experiences and equips K to 12 students with the knowledge and skills to meet or exceed the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

Educators at all stages of their careers, including pre-service and in-service teachers and school leaders, will have access to differentiated and sustained professional learning, supported through the State budget.

Students will benefit from opportunities to engage in high-quality computer science programs that foster their ability to:

  • Develop and apply computational thinking to address real-world problems and design creative solutions;
  • Engage as collaborators, innovators, and entrepreneurs on a clear pathway to success through postsecondary education and careers;
  • Navigate the dynamic landscape of computer science to become healthy, productive, 21st century global-minded individuals; and
  • Participate in an inclusive and diverse computing culture that appreciates and incorporates perspectives from people of different genders, ethnicities, and abilities.

 Computer Science Strategic Plan

Grant Opportunities


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