All NYC Students to be Taught Computer Science by 2025
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Taking computer science won't be required for graduation, but all students will have the chance to learn it at an age-appropriate level. That might mean building robots or learning the latest rudimentary coding language designed specifically for little kids.
The main challenge to meeting the new requirements is finding enough qualified educators to teach the subject. Currently, there is no state teacher certification in Computer Science. Schools must also contend with the fact that people will high-level computer science credentials can make more money working out in the industry than teaching.
The city will have to train about 5,000 teachers to meet the new goal. Some may be designated computer science teachers, while others could teach other subjects as well, or, the case of elementary school teachers, be trained to work it into the existing curriculum.