New Jersey Department of Education

Expanding Access to Computer Science: Developing Curricula to Support CTE Pathways-Competitive

Division: Academics and Performance
Office: STEM


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Purpose: The Expanding Access for Computer Science Education: Developing Curricula to Support CTE Pathways grant is a 100 percent FY20 state funded initiative intended to expand access to advanced computer science education by establishing statewide models for two CTE programs of study (see definition on page 11 of this NGO) in the Information Technology cluster: 1. Programming and 2. Networking and Cybersecurity. The model programs of studies will assist secondary school districts with CTE programs and postsecondary CTE programs statewide in expanding computer science pathways for CTE students. Each of the model programs of study will consist of a three-course sequence of advanced computer science courses that will lead to industry valued credentials andor post-secondary credit through articulation agreements and serve as pathways to CS careers and post-secondary fields of study. The statewide models developed will include resources, tools, strategies, lesson plans, unit plans and curricula to assist secondary school districts statewide in implementing the programs of study that include challenging academic and technical content, aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and industry standards. This grant program is open to NJ 2 and 4 year IHEs in partnership with one post secondary school and one IT industry partner. This is a 17-month grant program. Applicants may apply for up to $205,000.

Eligible Agencies: 2 and 4 Year NJ Institutions of Higher Education partnered with secondary school and Industry

Approximate Number of Awards: 1 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $205,000 Application Due Date: 12/17/2019

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