New Jersey Department of Education

Expanding Computer Science Professional Learning-Competitive

Division: Teaching and Learning Services

Office:  Innovation

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The Expanding Computer Science Professional Learning grant opportunity will establish three geographically distributed computer science professional learning hubs (Computer Science Hubs) to provide computer science professional learning for preservice and in-service teachers, and school administrators and promote the expansion of computer science education at local education agencies (LEAs). The professional learning programs must be aligned with the disciplinary concepts, core ideas, performance expectations, and practices of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Computer Science (NJSLS-CS) as defined in standard 8.1.

The goals of this grant opportunity are to:

  • Increase the number of well-prepared, high-quality educators from diverse backgrounds available to teach computer science.
  • Provide professional learning, resources, and support for LEAs to continue implementing the NJSLS-CS across grades K–12.
  • Expand equitable access to high-quality, standards-based computer science education for all K–12 students.

This grant program is a limited-competitive grant program open to two-year and four-year New Jersey institutions of higher education (IHEs). An eligible IHE must apply on behalf of a partnership that includes a minimum of three New Jersey LEAs. The partnership must include at least one eligible LEA that received FY2024 funding under Title I, Part A of the federal ESEA as amended by ESSA.

This is a 10 month grant program. Each partnership may apply for up to $300,000. Up to 3 awards will be made on a regional basis.

Based on the availability of FY24 state appropriations this 10 month grant program will begin June 1, 2024 and end on March 31, 2025.



Eligible Agencies: 2 year and 4 year NJ IHEs 

Grant Type: Competitive 

Number of Award(s) Anticipated:

Application Due Date: 2/29/2024

Total Amount Available: $900,000

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