The Program

The Center for Excellence in Computer Science Education Fellowship is the Center's signature program. It serves as a one-year, cohort-based experience that brings together CS educators to equip participants with the knowledge, community, and tools to create successful and equitable learning environments and outcomes for youth exploring computer science and learning to create with code. The CECSE Fellowship provides educators with a coding bootcamp, a professional development workshop on classroom implementation, and ongoing support through coaching and a professional learning community.


Individuals will be selected for the Fellowship based on the following school-based criteria:

CS teacher at a CPS high school or an instructor at a Community Based Organization in Chicago

If CPS school, on-track for meeting CS graduation requirement and,

School has adequate infrastructure or is on track to secure necessary infrastructure

Principal or Supervisor approval

“I applied for the fellowship to further my CS skills. I did not expect to do that and find such a strong and supportive community”

-2019 Fellow